Concussions and Mental Health

In this special episode, the 'Concussions and Mental Health Student Speaker Series' event that was held on February 18th, 2021, will be released as a podcast. This initiative was organized by the Concussion Legacy Foundation chapters at Laurier, the University of Toronto, and Ryerson, and includes student speakers who share their concussion stories, and the ...

Episode 5 – Snowboarding, soccer, multiple concussions, with Tate Paul

On the fifth episode of BRAINIAC, Edina Bijvoet, president of the University of Toronto chapter of the Concussion Legacy Foundation, interviews Tate Paul. Tate grew up snowboarding and playing soccer, and has sustained multiple concussions. Tate also speaks to her experience playing soccer in Maine on an athletic scholarship, and how submaximal exercise has contributed ...

Episode 4 – Hockey, competition, concussion, & being honest, with Nick Eustace

On the fourth episode of BRAINIAC, Edina Bijvoet, president of the University of Toronto chapter of the Concussion Legacy Foundation, interviews Nick Eustace, a graduate of Western University who has extensive experience with concussions. Growing up playing competitive hockey, Nick sustained many concussions, but it was a few major concussions which ultimately led to the ...

Episode 3 – Concussion stories, insight & inspiration with Sophia Gutierrez

On the third episode of BRAINIAC, Edina Bijvoet, president of the University of Toronto chapter of the Concussion Legacy Foundation, will interview Sophia Gutierrez, a University of Toronto Kinesiology student. Sophia has sustained 2 concussions, and shares her concussion story with listeners. Although Sophia has an extensive sport background, one of her concussions was actually ...

Episode 1 – Post Concussion Syndrome; an interview with Joseph Carere

Welcome to the first episode of BRAINIAC! Edina Bijvoet, president of the University of Toronto chapter of the Concussion Legacy Foundation, will introduce the podcast and interview Joseph Carere, a University of Toronto graduate. Joseph Carere has been living with post concussion syndrome for 6 years and has undergone numerous therapies and treatments in the ...