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The Heart and Stroke Foundation, a volunteer-based health charity, leads in eliminating heart disease and stroke and reducing their impact through the advancement of research and its application and the promotion of healthy living and advocacy.
The Baycrest group is made up of the Rotman Research Institute and Kunin-Lunenfeld Applied Research Unit. These units house leading cognitive neuroscience, neuropsychological brain imaging, rehabilitation, and health care researchers, with an emphasis on theoretically-driven models of brain function.
The combination of cognitive science theory, brain imaging, and rehabilitation methods provides a solid foundation for the dynamic understanding of rehabilitation and recovery following stroke.
Sunnybrook scientists design and test pharmacological, cognitive and physical interventions to optimize recovery of ambulation, upper arm/hand function, cerebrovascular health, and cognitive deficits.
They assess brain tissue loss and brain activity through advanced imaging technologies, such as structural magnetic resonance imaging (MRI), functional MRI, diffusion tensor and perfusion imaging, transcranial magnetic stimulation (TMS) and event-related potentials (ERP).
One of North America’s leading rehabilitation sciences centres, Toronto Rehabilitation Institute is revolutionizing rehabilitation by helping people overcome the challenges of disabling injury, illness or age related health conditions to live active, healthier, more independent lives. It integrates innovative patient care, groundbreaking research and diverse education to build healthier communities and advance the role of rehabilitation in the health system. Toronto Rehab, along with Toronto Western, Toronto General and Princess Margaret Hospitals, is a member of the University Health Network and is affiliated with the University of Toronto.
Scientists from University of Ottawa and The Ottawa Hospital Research Institute are seeking to advance understanding of the molecular and cellular mechanisms involved in brain repair.
In collaboration with clinical researchers, basic research scientists are identifying novel genetic, lipid, and protein markers of stroke recovery that may serve as new drug targets for enhancing stroke recovery. The University of Ottawa and OHRI have a strong focus on regenerative medicine.
Memorial is bringing expertise in laboratory models of stroke that will help scientists uncover the cellular and molecular basis of stroke recovery.
In addition, clinical and basic biomedical research at MUN will help elucidate how exercise may aid stroke recovery.
The University of British Columbia is a global centre for research and teaching, consistently ranked among the 40 best universities in the world. Since 1915, UBC’s West Coast spirit has embraced innovation and challenged the status quo. Its entrepreneurial perspective encourages students, staff and faculty to challenge convention, lead discovery and explore new ways of learning.
The Hotchkiss Brain Institute (HBI) is an internationally recognized centre of excellence in brain and mental health research and education, based at the University of Calgary’s Cumming School of Medicine and working in partnership with Alberta Health Services. The HBI is composed of nearly 750 people, including over 130 members spanning 16 academic departments and nine faculties at the University of Calgary, all working towards a shared vision.