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Perspectives on Traumatic Brain Injury: Sex, Gender and Beyond

June is Brain Injury Awareness Month! In recognition, trainees of the Acquired Brain Injury Research lab will present their current work on diverse topics related to traumatic brain injury ranging from the personal level, to population health and big data. Join us for discussion. Refreshments are kindly provided by the Toronto Rehabilitation Institute. Perspectives on […]

2017 Visiting Professor in Injury Prevention Symposium

2017 VISITING PROFESSOR IN INJURY PREVENTION SYMPOSIUM Tuesday, March 28th, 2017 Li Ka Shing Knowledge Institute – St. Michael’s Hospital Allan Waters Keenan Research Auditorium 209 Victoria Street, Toronto, ON 7:00 Light Breakfast 7:30 Welcome and Introduction Dr. Sandro Rizoli and Amanda McFarlan (St. Michael’s Hospital) 7:35 Opening Remarks Dr. Bob Pashby (Dr. Tom Pashby […]

Fifth Annual Symposium: Research on the Concussion Spectrum of Disorders

Dr. Angela Colantonio will speak about the importance of integrating sex and gender in concussion research at the fifth annual symposium on research on the concussion spectrum of disorders. The event will be hosted by the Canadian Concussion Institute, at the Krembil Science Centre. Attendance is free of charge for nurses and registered students. Keynote […]

Sareh Zarshenas wins Toronto Rehab Team Excellence Award

Every year, the Toronto Rehabilitation Institute presents Team Excellence Awards to graduate students from each of the Institute’s 11 research teams, in recognition of exceptional performance. Sareh Zarshenas was this year’s winner from the Acquired Bain Injury & Society team. Sareh is an award-winning former occupational therapy faculty member of the Isfahan University Medical Sciences,  […]

Mind Matters: Women, Brain Health & Technology Panel Discussion

The ABI Research Lab’s Principal Investigator, Dr. Angela Colantonio, will present as part of an expert panel on November 22, co-hosted by AGE-WELL and the Women’s Brain Health Initiative. Dr. Colantonio will join Drs. Arlene Astell and Gillian Einstein to speak about the importance of sex-based research, the impact of cognitive impairment on women’s lives […]

Winner of the 2016 University of Toronto/Brain Injury Canada Employer Award

Owen Lima nominated Regina Lowe’s for hiring him and his service support dog, Blue, in their Customer Service department. The award was accepted by store manager Paolo Gallo and Human Resources Manager Maureen Lang, accompanied by Owen and Blue. The University of Toronto/Brain Injury Canada Employer Award recognizes an employer who demonstrates exceptional commitment to […]

Battered and Brain Injured: Identifying and Supporting Brain Injured Women Survivors of Intimate Partner Violence

Every year thousands of Canadian women are beaten by their intimate partners. Most of the physical injuries are a result of battery to the face, head, neck, and/or strangulation, a pattern of violence leaving women survivors vulnerable to traumatic brain injury (TBI). Many service providers and front line workers who support women in abusive relationships […]

Brain Injury Canada to hold the Inaugural Gender Symposium

It is estimated that 30% of reported cases of TBI occur among women, but limited research addressing the impact of sex and gender on outcomes of TBI exists. This lack of gendered information seriously inhibits diagnosis and appropriate intervention across the care continuum, it affects the development and provision of appropriate healthcare services, and leaves […]

2016 Back to School Conference: Gender Challenges in Rehabilitation

The 2016 Back to School Conference with PIA Law and Ontario Brain Injury Association takes place Friday, September 16, 2016, at the Shangri-La Hotel, 188 University Ave., Toronto. The registration fee is $150, and all proceeds will go to the Ontario Brain Injury Association. The theme of this year’s conference is Gender Challenges in Rehabilitation. […]

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