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Published 6 September 2015 by Curtis Rush on Toronto Star

HAMILTON—Chris Walby, a Canadian Football Hall of Fame offensive lineman for 16 years with the Winnipeg Blue Bombers and former football broadcaster, recalls once finding himself in the wrong huddle after taking a big hit.


Published 22 July 2015 by GRETCHEN REYNOLDS on The New York Times

A walk in the park may soothe the mind and, in the process, change the workings of our brains in ways that improve our mental health, according to an interesting new study of the physical effects on the brain of visiting nature. 

Most of us today live in cities and spend far less...

Published 19 May 2015 by Caroline Alexander on The National Geographic

Brain injuries caused by blast events change soldiers in ways many can’t articulate. Some use art therapy, creating painted masks to express how they feel.

I THOUGHT THIS WAS A JOKE,” recalled Staff Sgt. Perry Hopman, who served as a flight...

Published 13 May 2015 on

Photo Credit: BC Gov Photos

VICTORIA - A brain injury can happen in a moment and change a life forever. 

Today, Minister of Health Terry Lake announced $3 million in funding...

UBC Health Mentors Program

You can’t always stop the rain, but wouldn’t it be nice if there was an umbrella for everyone?

Vancouver, BC   May 4, 2015 As a survivor of an acquired...

Published 28 April 2015 by Patty Wellborn on

New idea tackles depression and social isolation while creating useable art work

Second-year medical student Maksim Parfyonov has always had a keen interest in neuroscience. And art. When he was offered the chance to work with CONNECT as part of his Southern Medical...

Published 13 February 2015 by Fred Lee on The Vancouver Courier

BRAIN HEALTH: Margaret Trudeau headlined the B.C. Brain Injury Association’s annual Cocktail Fundraising Gala. Torrential rain did not deter guests who filed into the Winsor Gallery to hear from the celebrated Canadian and mental health advocate. The 67-year-old recounted...

Published 23 January 2015 by Brian Bethune on

A South African man with Parkinson’s disease, a degenerative disorder that often leaves its sufferers immobile, walks his symptoms into submission. A Broadway singer, silenced for 30 years by multiple sclerosis, recovers his voice. And in California, a psychiatrist and pain specialist rids...

Margaret Trudeau to Inspire as Headline Speaker at BCBIA February Gala

Jan. 15, 2015 – Vancouver – Margaret Trudeau, mental health advocate, famed Canadian speaker and former wife of  Pierre Trudeau, the 15th Prime Minister of Canada, says she has a...

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