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Monthly Archives: Thursday January 30th, 2014

Meet the chairs of our National Trainee Association

The CPSR National Trainee Association has big things planned for 2014, including a mentorship program, workshops,  and the popular Stroke Program in Neurorecovery (SPIN), which will be offered in conjunction with the CPSR annual meeting in Ottawa in June. Given all the activity under way, we thought it would be a good time to introduce you to the chairs of the National Trainee Association. If you would like to introduce yourself to them, or if

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Funding available for summer studentships

The Canadian Stroke Network's 2014 Summer Studentship program guidelines and application process are now available - please click here: summer studentship guidelines 2014 final copy for information.  Applications are due electronically by Monday, February 17th, 2014.  There are up to 10 awards valued at $7,000 each available from May 1 to Aug. 31, 2014. If you require further information, please contact  Robin Millbank.

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Study shows exercise turbo-boosts blood flow to brain

January 8, 2014 TORONTO – A single bout of aerobic exercise flushes the circuitry in the brain with blood, activates brain regions and improves responses to simple tasks, according to a study published today by the HSF Canadian Partnership for Stroke Recovery, a joint initiative of the Heart and Stroke Foundation and Canada’s leading stroke recovery research centres. Results, published in the U.S. scientific journal PLOS One, found a burst of

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Improving stroke recovery on the pitch

The stroke patient ambles into a freshly painted room on the inpatient floor of Elisabeth Bruyere Hospital in Ottawa and moves in front of a “green screen” (the kind used for TV weather reports), which is directly opposite a home-theatre-size television. Suddenly, the room is transformed into a soccer pitch. And the patient appears on the massive television screen as the goalie. Her job is to block incoming balls by bobbing up and down, and moving

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CPSR book launch featured in Metro Ottawa

The Jan. 8 book launch hosted by CPSR of Carole Laurin's When Stroke Meets Trust has been featured in Metro Ottawa newspaper. Please read the story HERE. And join us for a reading and reception this Wednesday, Jan. 8 at 7 p.m. Refreshments will be sponsored by Watson's Pharmacy and Compounding Centre. There is plenty of free street parking. RSVP at

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