SFU / St. Paul's appoint Substance Abuse research leader

The new head of a research team tackling Vancouver's opioid crisis says our city is seeing more overdose deaths than anywhere else.

Simon Fraser University professor Kanna Hayashi was named as the first St. Paul's Hospital Chair in Substance Use Research Friday afternoon.

She has done similar research in Thailand and says she was surprised at the work Vancouver has done to spearhead innovative harm reduction, like the Incite safe-injection site.

 

By Jonathon Brown

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