Nov. 01 - Addressing the Overdose Crisis

A Forum on Substance Use Competencies

When: 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm

Where: Room S169 (Lecture Theatre), Patient Care Centre, Royal Jubilee Hospital


Join Island Health’s Scholar in Residence Dr. Bernie Pauly for a forum to discuss competencies for healthcare professionals who provide care for people who use substances. Bring your questions and be part of a conversation about the knowledge, skills, and approaches required in the current environment.


  • Dr. Bernie Pauly (lead), Associate Professor, School of Nursing, Scientist, Centre for Addictions Research of BC; UVIC Provost’s Community Engaged Scholar; Island Health Scholar in Residence.
  • Mr. Warren O’Briain, Executive Director, Research, Ministry of Mental Health and Addictions; Knowledge User Lead, Renewal of Public Health Systems and Services and Equity Lens in Public Health Program of Research
  • Ms. Meaghan Brown, RN, Doctoral Student, University of Victoria


  • Anyone interested!