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


BC Emergency Medicine Network Publication
January 18, 2018The first publication on the BC Emergency Medicine Network, “The British Columbia Emergency Medicine Network: A Paradigm Shift in a Provincial System of Emergency Care” is available online in Cureus, an open-access medical journal. The paper, written in collaboration with our patient partners, provides an overview of the EM Network, including its background, purpose, programs, […] Read More >


UBC Digital Emergency Medicine Group Awarded Vancouver Foundation Grant
December 20, 2017Congratulations to Dr. Kendall Ho and the UBC Digital Emergency Medicine team! The UBC Digital Emergency Medicine (DigEM) group was recently awarded a Vancouver Foundation grant on their project “Evidence Supported Self-management Enablement and Cultural Engagement (ESSENCE): Supporting BC’s Multicultural Communities in Optimizing Evidence Supported Self-Management and Prevention of Chronic Diseases”, as part of the […] Read More >


Dr. Brian Grunau Receives the AHA Young Investigator Award
November 24, 2017Congratulations to DEM faculty member and CHÉOS scientist, Dr. Brian Grunau, on receiving the American Heart Association (AHA) Young Investigator award. The award is presented annually for the top research submitted to the AHA Resuscitation Science Symposium and is given to scientists within the first five years of their appointment. The research recognized was a part of […] Read More >


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 >

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