Legacy Art Gallery Evening Lectures - What’s New in Social Sciences?
Wednesday, November 21st, 2012
7:00 PM to 8:30 PM
Alcohol Supply, Demand and Harm Reduction: What is the Best Cocktail of Policies to Manage our Favourite Drug?
Alcohol remains Canada's favourite recreational drug and is estimated by the World Health Organization to be the leading cause of preventable illness, injury and disability in the Americas region, ahead of obesity, cigarette smoking and high blood pressure. This presentation will discuss new knowledge regarding health risks and possible health benefits from drinking and reviews the evidence for what policies might help us best balance the risks and benefits in our relationship with alcohol.
Date: Wednesday, November 21, 7 to 8:30pm at the Legacy Art Gallery
Speaker: Tim Stockwell, PhD, Department of Psychology and Director of the Centre for Addictions Research of BC, UVic
Course Code: ASDS240 2012F E02
Tim Stockwell was Director of Australia’s National Drug Research Institute before taking his present appointment at UVic. His research has covered a wide range of aspects of substance use policy, treatment methods, liquor licensing issues, taxation and the measurement of drinking patterns and their consequences. He was a lecturer at the Addiction Research Unit, Institute of Psychiatry, University of London, UK and a Principal Clinical Psychologist for Alcohol and Drug Services, Exeter Health Authority, England. Professor Stockwell's publications have appeared in a large number of health, social and medical journals and he has published several books. He has undertaken research for many organizations and government authorities including the World Health Organization, Health Canada, and the United Nations Drug Control Program and has served on numerous boards and committees including the Drug and Alcohol Office of Western Australia and the WHO Alcohol Policy Strategy Committee. He was Director of the Alcohol Education and Research Foundation (Australia) and President of the International Kettil Bruun Society for Social and Epidemiological Studies on Alcohol. Professor Stockwell is a member of Canada's National Alcohol Strategy Advisory Committee and the National Drug Surveillance Advisory Committee. He holds degrees from Oxford University (MA Hons, Psychology and Philosophy), University of Surrey (MSc Clinical Psychology) and the University of London (PhD Institute of Psychiatry).
In celebration of the University of Victoria’s 50th Anniversary we are pleased to bring you an expanded 50th Anniversary Deans’ Lecture Series for 2012/2013. The series is presented in partnership with the Greater Victoria Public Library, the 50th Anniversary Organizational Team, the Division of Continuing Studies and the Faculties of Education, Engineering, Fine Arts, Graduate Studies, Human and Social Development, Humanities, Law, Science and Social Sciences.
Daytime Lectures are held at the Greater Victoria Public Library, Central Branch, 735 Broughton St. Parking is available underground and you are welcome to bring a bag lunch.
Evening Lectures are held at the UVic Legacy Art Gallery, 630 Yates St. Parking is available in nearby lots. No food or drink is allowed in the gallery.
Please note that registration will open on August 8th. Online registration is NOT available for the Dean’s Lecture Series. Admission to the lectures is free but you must register by calling 250-472-4747 so we can guarantee you a seat. If you are unable to attend a lecture for which you have registered please let us know so that we can offer a seat to someone else.