World Conference on Drowning Prevention

Members of the UBC Aquatic Centre Management Team took time away from the facility this week to join the nearly 900 delegates who converged on downtown Vancouver for the 2017 World Conference on Drowning Prevention.

Did you know?  Every hour of every day 40 people lose their lives to drowning. (WHO – World Health Organization / 2017 Canadian Drowning Report – Lifesaving Society)

Participation in this event was a great professional development opportunity for staff to meet with, learn from and discuss directly with world leaders in drowning prevention research.

Among those involved also affiliated with UBC was Dr. Steve Beerman. From Nanaimo, BC, Dr. Beerman has previously held the positions of President of the Lifesaving Society Canada and President of the International Life Saving Federation (ISLF).