Award: Dr. Evelyn Vingilis recognized nationally for impact on road safety in Canada

Congratulations Dr. Evelyn Vingilis, psychologist and Director of the Population and Community
Health Unit, and Professor with the Departments of Family Medicine and Epidemiology and Biostatistics, on receiving a Lifetime Achievement Award from the Canadian Association of Road Safety Professionals.

This award is presented annually to individuals who have made a positive impact on road safety in Canada. 

Previously as Senior Scientist at the Addiction Research Foundation, Dr. Vingilis directed the Drinking Driving Research Program. Her research interests are injury prevention and control, at-risk youth, mental health, knowledge transfer and program evaluation methodology.

She has received 16 research grants in the last five years and has over 200 publications.

In 2010, Dr. Vingilis won the prestigious Widmark Award bestowed by the International Council on Alcohol, Drugs and Traffic Safety (ICADTS) to individuals and organizations that have made outstanding, sustained, and meritorious contributions to the international field of alcohol, drugs, and traffic safety.

Dr. Vingilis and Jane Seeley, Project Coordinator, Population and Community Health Unit, were also recognized, for the second time, with the Charles Miller Award (for best research and evaluation paper) at the Canadian Association of Road Safety Professionals Conference, in Victoria, British Columbia, for their publication, "The impact of childhood symptoms of conduct disorder on collision risk."

Dr. Vingilis and Ms. Seeley had previously received the Charles Miller Award in 2014, for their publication, "Street racing: content analysis of coverage and framing by Canadian newspapers."