Marc suffered a concussion almost 9 years ago playing basketball. He has been collecting ways of dealing with his symptoms ever since. He is an educator in a learning centre, a part-time professor and a proud father.

A short description, but an excellent, inward looking talk. Marc understands that…

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David first became injured in August of 2006 following 2 mTBIs within 10-minutes. He also suffers from fibromyalgia and PTSD amoungst other injuries and damages. Learning to free himself form an unhelpful medical system was the best move he ever made and it kept him alive to this day. He works as a…

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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. Alth…

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On episode 76 of Concussion Talk Podcast, Erin and I talk to Curtis Anderson about concussion awareness and how being aware is so important in averting another brain injury. Curtis talks about his how his brain injury occurred in at a rodeo bull riding competition just weeks after he sustained a co…

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Cathy is a five-year survivor of traumatic brain injury that works as a key player for a variety of different types of companies. She is passionate about neuroscience and TBI recovery. She will be sharing her story of overcoming adversity through self-advocacy and about her recovery that has been c…

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On episode 75 Erin interviews me about being a Standardized Patient at Memorial University of Newfoundland (MUN) Med School (St. John's, NL, Canada). I've been doing this since 2018, thanks to my GP Dr. Jessica Bishop. It's an excellent program where second year medical students are able to interac…

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Refael Hileman grew up in Seattle and now lives in Silver Spring, MD. He studied many different areas in college, majoring in dance. His career has been in various IT and business capacities. He enjoys singing, cycling, reading, kettlebells, and ultimate frisbee when it's available. Concussion Chat…

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On episode 74, Erin and I talk to Ryan Phillips as he delves into his love of hockey, concussions that derailed his burgeoning career as a pro hockey player, and his subsequent off-ice challenges. Ryan talks about his ongoing experience with PCS (post concussion syndrome), how he deals with it, and…

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*Trigger Warning*
Suicide is discussed in this episode
Marion earned a Bachelor of Social Work and a Master of Social Work from Virginia Commonwealth University and is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker with a private practice in Wilmington, North Carolina. She has worked as a social worker since …

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Felicia and Allie from Keep Your Head Up @keepyourheadupKW share a segment that they have launched on their Instagram called TBI Through the Eyes of Others. Through this series, they aim to share insights from members of an individual’s circle of support following a concussion.

In today’s episode …

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A brief introduction and interview to my new co-host Erin Guilfoyle. Erin has a background in Behavioural Neuroscience, criminology and brain disorders management. We chat about her background, current work, including her role as Coordinator of Programs & Services at the Newfoundland & Labrador Bra…

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Ella Sofia, Habit Coach is a content creator at www.retrainyourbrain.ca. In January 2008, at age 14, Ella suffered a hemorrhagic stroke due to an AVM (arteriovenous malformation) rupture in her cerebellum. About 9 years after her injury, through a long process of self-care and self-reflection, she …

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Alexa Di Persio was 12 years old when she was diagnosed with a concussion. Now, six and a half years later, she has entered her second year at the University of Toronto in French and Drama, but still dealing with post concussion syndrome (PCS).

Alexa talks about the challenges PCS has presented, b…

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Dane is a former Mcgill University linebacker and recent grad who stopped playing football due to concussions. Dane now spends his free time running, playing volleyball, exploring new music and recipes.

Concussion Chats is a podcast hosted by the McGill Students for the Concussion Legacy Foundatio…

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Alexandra is a 2nd year student at University of Toronto and has been suffering from PCS (post concussion syndrome/persistent concussion symptoms/prolonged concussion symptoms) for 6 and a half years. Although she was forced to stop dancing, she has continued her love of performance by acting and s…

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On the second episode of BRAINIAC, Edina Bijvoet, president of the University of Toronto chapter of the Concussion Legacy Foundation, will interview Nicola Bijvoet, a University of Toronto Rotman Commerce student. Nicola sustained a concussion 5 months ago and is still experiencing symptoms. She ha…

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Kristine is an mTBI survivor who found power in brain entrainment and alternative modalities. Part of her mission now is to help other TBI survivors on their journey to find strength in their new normal.

Instagram: @tbithriver


Concussion Chats is a podcast hosted by the McGill Students for the C…

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Welcome to the first episode of Concussion Chats – the podcast of McGill Students for Concussion Legacy Foundation! They hold concussion support groups twice weekly via Zoom; Monday at 7pm ET, Thursday at 10am ET . Anyone is welcome. Check out the podcast description for more info!

Emily Fraser sh…

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I completed Rosetta Stone Spanish (Latin America) in 2014, but geography, along with other circumstances, mean that my exposure to Spanish is limited, and I’m far from fluent. Nevertheless, it was a great course, I learned a lot, it wouldn’t take long to get up to speed, and at the very least it’s …

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Dr. Shannon Bauman, Medical Director of Concussion North (Barrie, ON)
BS, BScN, MD, CCFP (SEM), Dip. Sport Med.

Each patient’s journey to concussion recovery is different. The complexity of a concussion injury alone can be overwhelming and difficult for individuals to understand, let alone monitor…

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On 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…

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Meaghan Adams, PT, PhD (Neuroscience), Registered Physiotherapist

Individuals with prolonged concussion symptoms may experience difficulties in busy environments with several different types of sensory stimuli (noise, light, crowds of people, etc). Subjective report of symptoms alone cannot charac…

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Felicia and Allie from Keep Your Head Up @keepyourheadupKW share a segment that they have launched on their Instagram called TBI Through the Eyes of Others. Through this series, they aim to share insights from members of an individual’s circle of support following a concussion.

In today’s episode …

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Melissa Biscardi, MSc, Registered Nurse, Osteopathic Practitioner Concussion Specialization

The body of knowledge surrounding women’s health and brain injury is complex but is continuing to grow. Hormonal changes may occur after a concussion injury that may affect reproductive health, menstruation…

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