Research

Welcome to the Research Section of the DEM Website. Here you will find information on research news and accomplishments involving DEM faculty & trainees, education, opportunities, support, and the impressively wide range of projects and programs DEM members are active in. Our hope is that this area of the Website will highlight our many achievements, support and encourage further academic excellence, and foster research collaborations both from within and from outside the DEM.

Riyad B. Abu-Laban, MD, MHSC
Associate Professor & Research Director
UBC Department of Emergency Medicine

Research News


New Developing Northern Research Collaboration Awards
November 1, 2017The BC SUPPORT Unit Northern Centre has launched the Developing Northern Research Collaboration Awards to provide the opportunity for researchers, healthcare providers, decision makers and patient partners to develop patient-oriented research studies in Northern BC. The award will help to catalyze research that aligns with the SPOR Capacity Development Framework and the SPOR Patient Engagement Framework. The total amount available for this competition is $50,000, which […] Read More >


Dr. Jeff Brubacher presented a statement at the House of Commons Standing Committee on Justice and Human Rights
October 30, 2017Dr. Jeff Brubacher appeared before the House of Commons Standing Committee on Justice and Human Rights on September 18th and presented a statement regarding their study of Bill C-46. The bill proposes new measures to combat impaired driving including random breathe testing of drivers for alcohol and introducing per se levels for THC. Both topics […] Read More >


Congratulations to the NERD Block 2017 Graduating Class!
October 20, 2017  The NERD (Novel Education in Research and Design) grads are pictured here with Course Director Dr. Riyad Abu-Laban on the far right. This year’s NERD participants included 12 Royal College EM Residents, two Pediatric EM Fellows, and one DEM Faculty Member. And special thanks to the 29 NERD Block Faculty Members, Workshop Group Facilitators Drs. […] Read More >


Rural Online EM Journal Club Returns in September
September 1, 2017Another exciting season of the Rural Emergency Medicine Journal Club is about to begin! Register online This online journal club is a great way for rural physicians with an interest in Emergency Medicine to form a community of practice across a dispersed geographical area. The online nature of this club allows you to join at […] Read More >


Dr. James Heilman writes and fixes Wikipedia medical information
August 8, 2017Cranbrook physician Dr. James Heilman is the only BC doctor, and one of only a few hundred physicians worldwide, who volunteers his time writing and editing Wikipedia to ensure its accuracy as a medical resource. As he explains in the Vancouver Sun profile, “Improving content on the internet is important global public health work, especially since […] Read More >

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