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Ground-breaking Rowan's Law passes third reading

March 14, 2018 | Posted in ABI

Almost three years after a Coroner's report issued 49 recommendations, concussion safety legislation “Rowan’s Law” was passed March 6. It supports efforts to protect the health and well-being of amateur athletes by defining concussion guidelines surrounding school sports. “This is truly a landmark in Ontario legislation that will help to broaden the conversation around concussions and hopefully push the needle forward to advance the clinical guidelines and a standardized approach to care," says Kent Bassett-Spiers, Ontario Neurotrauma Foundation CEO and member of the Rowan's Law Expert Advisory Committee.

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Two new ONF-RHI SCI grants announced

December 19, 2017

The Ontario Neurotrauma Foundation in partnership with Rick Hansen Institute has funded two new Team grants. These two-year grants provide researchers with $20,000 for each of the two years. Developed by the Ontario Spinal Cord Injury Network (OSCIRN) this grant initiative facilitate building teams focused spinal cord injury research and implementation project in Ontario.

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SCI Symposium focuses on translational studies

October 31, 2017

Dr. Dalton Deitrich (PhD), Scientific Director at the Miami Project to Cure Paralysis, University of Miami, is keynote speakers at the 16th annual Charles Tator – Barbara Turnbull Spinal Cord Injury Symposium. 

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Rick Hansen Institute and Ontario Neurotrauma Foundation announce Fellowship at the University of Toronto Department of Physical Therapy

September 28, 2017

Postdoctoral fellowship established in honour of Rick and Amanda Hansen’s contributions to spinal cord injury research and care

September 28, 2017 – Toronto, Ontario. The Rick Hansen Institute (RHI) and the Ontario Neurotrauma Foundation (ONF) are pleased to announce financial support for a two-year postdoctoral fellowship at the University of Toronto Department of Physical Therapy.

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Clear actions basis of Rowan's Law report

September 19, 2017





Following a nine-month process, the Rowan's Law Advisory Committee has issued its report detailing actions to address the recommendations of the coroner's jury into the death of Rowan Stringer

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Traumatic Brain Injury – Request for Proposals

August 02, 2017

ONF invites research teams to submit proposals for “Addressing Research Gaps in Moderate to Severe Traumatic Brain Injury Rehabilitation”.   Deadline for submissions is October 23, 2017 with advance notice of intention to apply.   

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