Life Lessons: Evan Wood

Evan Wood, an addictions and HIV-AIDS expert, is a professor of medicine at the University of British Columbia and co-director of the Urban Health Research Initiative at the BC Centre for Excellence in HIV/AIDS.

Wood has spent his career in two intense areas: the highly competitive world of scientific research and the often combative realm of political advocacy. As the principal investigator of Insite, Canada's first legal injection site, he has fought for acceptance of the harm-reduction model of treating addiction.

But in both roles, Wood said, he's found that it's more productive to work with people than against them.

Jen St. Denis reports

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