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CPSR SPiN workshop to be held in Vancouver

MARK YOUR CALENDARS – October 23-25, 2016 CPSR SPiN Workshop in Vancouver, BC CPSR is pleased to announce that this year’s Stroke Program in Neurorecovery (SPiN) Workshop will be held on October 23-25, 2016 in Vancouver, BC. This annual multi-day workshop is designed specifically for trainees working in the area of stroke recovery research. This year’s theme is Biomarkers and Novel Rehabilitation Technologies in Stroke Recovery Research.  Approximately

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2015 SPiN course a huge success!

The HSF Canadian Partnership for Stroke Recovery delivered its very popular Stroke Program in Neurorecovery (SPiN) course this week for about 40 trainees from stroke recovery research centres across Canada. Participants met in Toronto for two action-packed days and talks by leading stroke recovery researchers. They also took part in hands-on lab sessions that exposed them to the newest research. Among presentations were discussions on: the trajectory

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Check out the final program for our SPiN workshop

The final program for the Stroke Program for Neurorecovery (SPiN) workshop, to be held in Ottawa June 10-12, is now available for download. SPiN Program 2014 FINAL. The SPiN workshop brings together young researchers from across the country to learn from expert faculty about basic science and clinical stroke research. Hands on participation will be complemented by demonstrations, lectures and data presentations. This workshop is targeted towards

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It’s definitely time for a SPiN!

Stroke Program in Neurorecovery (SPiN) Workshop June 10-12 in Ottawa Immediately following Advances in Stroke Recovery, CPSR will be hosting the SPiN workshop on June 10-12 in Ottawa. This will be an exciting two-day event for trainees interested in stroke recovery research - and not to be missed! Here are a few SPiN 2014 highlights: Keynote lectures about the latest approaches in stroke recovery research, from a basic science and clinical

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Meet the new Co-Chairs of our National Trainee Association

  Pictured above: Timal Kannangara, left, and Lisa Sheehy, right. Timal Kannangara Tell us a bit about yourself. Where are you from? I grew up in Chilliwack, B.C., and completed my undergraduate and graduate work at the University of British Columbia with Dr. Brian Christie.  Currently, I’m conducting postdoctoral work at the University of Ottawa, co-supervised by two excellent professors – Dr. Diane Lagace and Dr. Jean-Claude Béïque.

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Arunima Kapoor

Q: Tell us a bit about yourself. Where are you from? A: I was born in New Delhi, India, and grew up in Dubai, UAE and Vancouver. I moved to Toronto to complete my undergraduate degree in mental health studies at the University of Toronto and I recently completed my Master’s degree in neuroscience at the Institute of Medical Science also at University of Toronto. Q: What compelled you to pursue stroke research? A: My interest in stroke research

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Sudhir Karthikeyan

Q: Tell us a bit about yourself. Where are you from? A: I was born in Chennai, India and moved to Burlington, Ontario with my family when I was 10 years old. I did my undergraduate studies at McMaster University (B.Sc., Psychology) and am currently completing my Master’s degree in Neuroscience under the supervision of Dr. Dale Corbett at the University of Ottawa. Q: What compelled you to pursue stroke research? A: During the final year of my

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Lucas Crosby

Q: Tell us a bit about yourself. Where are you from? A: I am from a small but charming town, Princeton, ON, which is mostly a farming community. I studied Kinesiology at the University of Western Ontario, and completed my Master’s degree in Health and Rehabilitation Science there as well. Moving to the big city was a large step for me, as I now find myself at the University of Toronto. Q: What compelled you to pursue stroke research? A: I think

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Cherie Kuo

Q: Tell us a bit about yourself. Where are you from? A: I was born and raised in Taipei, Taiwan. Taipei is a beautiful city with lots of fun activities and delicious food.  After obtaining my bachelor’s degree in physical therapy at National Taiwan University, I completed a master of science in neuroscience and then a PhD degree in kinesiology at Columbia University in New York City.  New York is a very unique city in its diversity and multicultural

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Dorothy Kessler

Q: Tell us a bit about yourself. Where are you from?                  A: I grew up in Kipling, Saskatchewan, a town of 1000 people. I was educated as an occupational therapist at the University of Manitoba and then moved to Ottawa for “adventure” and work.  I met my husband in Ottawa and so I stayed. We have three children who are quickly becoming adults, two in university and one in high school.   Q: What compelled you to pursue

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