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Published 26 January 2016 by Paula Baker on Global News

Concussions are the big monster that hangs around any kind of contact sport, and as the number of sports-related head trauma cases ticks up across North America, so does concussion research, prevention, and management. In fact it’s becoming a growing industry.

In B.C., research is...

Published 13 January 2016 by Jill Slattery on Van City Buzz

Dr. Robert Tarzwell, a North Vancouver scientist out of Lions Gate Hospital, is among a team of scholars who have made Discover Magazine‘s top 100 stories of 2015 list,...

Published 9 November 2015 by David Shum on Global News

TORONTO – Scientists at Toronto’s Sunnybrook Hospital have taken the next bold step in chemotherapy by developing a non-invasive procedure to treat brain tumours.

The hospital said it made history last week by using a “focused ultrasound” to breach the blood-...

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

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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...

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