Capilano Universe: The Brain on Drugs – An Inside Look at Opioid Addiction

    Friday, January 12, 2018

    7:00 PM to 8:45 PM
    Campus: Off Campus
    Location: Burnaby Public Library, Bob Prittie Metrotown Branch, 6100 Willingdon Ave.
    Contact: Danielle Labossiere
    Website: Capilano Universe

    Many communities around the world are currently battling an opioid epidemic. Understanding the science behind addictions is one way to help you and your community mitigate harm. This talk will introduce biological and pharmacological concepts that are relevant to understanding addiction behaviour. Heroin and fentanyl will be highlighted in order to increase public awareness about the biology and psychology behind overdoses and prolonged cycles of substance abuse.

    These FREE presentations are co-sponsored by Capilano University in partnership with North Vancouver District Public Library, North Vancouver City Library, West Vancouver Memorial Library, Burnaby Public Library, and Gibsons & District Public Library. 

    This event is free, but space is limited. Register online, in person at any Burnaby Public Branch, or by calling 604.436.5400.


    Deyar Asmaro 250

    Dr. Deyar Asmaro (Honours BA, MA, PhD) is a psychology instructor at Capilano University, Langara College, Douglas College and Kwantlen University. He completed his PhD at Simon Fraser University and studied the neuroscience of addiction behaviour while working in the Laboratory for Affective and Developmental Neuroscience. He was awarded a Vanier Canada Graduate Scholarship through the Canadian Institutes of Health research in 2011 for his research on addictions and has published a number of scientific papers that pertain to the topic.