Holland Bloorview Concussion Centre: New Podcast with Dr. Nick Reed!

By Wednesday, February 3, 2016 0 No tags Permalink 0

Dr. Nick Reed is my podcast guest for episode 12 of #ConcussionTalkPodcast. Dr. Reed is an Occupational Therapist, Co-Director of the Concussion Centre at Holland Bloorview Kids Rehabilitation Hospital, and Assistant Prof, OS&OT, at University of Toronto. We talk about the great facility that is Holland Bloorview and the exciting and encouraging research and work ...

New Podcast! Episode 11 with Sunnybrook Hospital’s Dr. Leodante da Costa

By Thursday, January 28, 2016 0 No tags Permalink 0

In episode 11 of Concussion Talk Podcast I talk to Dr. Leodante da Costa, a neurosurgeon and scientist at Sunnybrook Hospital in Toronto. Dr. da Costa received first round funding from GE and the National Football League's "Head Health Challenge" to advance his brain injury research, focusing on the reaction of blood vessels in the brain to a ...

Concussion Research in Toronto

By Monday, January 4, 2016 0 No tags Permalink 2

Happy New Year! I spent ten days of the holiday season in Toronto seeing family, friends, and by chance, yet very fortunately, meeting the amazing team at the Concussion Centre at Holland Bloorview Kids Rehabilitation Hospital! I hadn't planned to meet the team or even see the hospital, rehab, or research facilities at Holland Bloorview before I got ...

New Podcast! Football, Concussions, UBC

By Thursday, November 26, 2015 0 No tags Permalink 0

In episode 9 of Concussion Talk Podcast I talk to Alex Rebchuk and Harrison Brown, two graduate students at  UBC (University of British Columbia) School of Kinesiology. With the enthusiastic participation of the UBC Thunderbirds Football team, the funding and support of Canadian Chiropractic Research Foundation, MEA Forensic Engineer and Scientists, UBC School of Kinesiology, and using ...

Skiers & Writers!

By Tuesday, November 24, 2015 0 No tags Permalink 0

It can be tricky out there, but it can also be a lot of fun! If you do head out on the slopes this winter, please listen to my latest, ski-focused podcast. Listen to, and read about, Sally Francklyn's incredible story and her experienced and excellent advice about being aware and ready! Many skiers have had ...

New Podcast with Sally Francklyn!

By Monday, November 16, 2015 0 No tags Permalink 0

This is Episode 8 of Concussion Talk Podcast. It is about the upcoming ski season, and my podcast guest is Sally Francklyn. Sally is from Colorado Springs and used to work at Ski Magazine, which included travel to New Zealand, Chile, and British Columbia. She was also a ski patroller at Copper Mountain in Colorado. She ...

Skiing with Sally!

By Tuesday, November 10, 2015 0 No tags Permalink 0

On Monday, November 16, I will have a new podcast out. This one will be about the upcoming ski season, and my podcast guest will be Sally Francklyn. Sally is from Colorado Springs and used to work at Ski Magazine, which included travel to New Zealand, Chile, and British Columbia. She will talk about where ...

Letter to the Honourable Carla Qualtrough

By Thursday, November 5, 2015 0 No tags Permalink 0

Yesterday (Wednesday, Nov 4), the new federal cabinet in Canada was sworn in, and with it new names and titles of ministers. Below is my letter to the Honourable Carla Qualtrough, P.C., Minister of Sport and Persons with Disabilities. This short piece from the Vancouver Sun breaks down her many accomplishments, demonstrating her preparedness for ...