Aug 3, 2016 – On August 1, 2016 an event was held at Middlemore Hospital in Auckland, New Zealand to mark the launch of the New Zealand Spinal Cord Injury (SCI) Registry, developed in partnership with the Rick Hansen Institute (RHI). The data collected in the registry will lead to better services, care and support for people living with SCI, and reduce long term health care costs.
May 5, 2016 (Vancouver, BC) – Global leaders and stakeholders from across the field of spinal cord injury (SCI) convened last week at Praxis 2016, a landmark conference hosted by the Rick Hansen Institute from April 25-27 in Vancouver, B.C., to develop practical solutions for overcoming challenges to translating research into improved outcomes for individuals living with SCI.
January 25, 2016 (Beijing) – The Rick Hansen Institute (RHI), Peking University Third Hospital (PUTH) and Accreditation Canada International (ACI) today embark on a unique opportunity to combine best practices to improve the lives of those living with spinal cord injury (SCI) in Canada and China.
Vancouver, 8 May 2015 – Rick Hansen Institute has become a participating organization of The Research Acceleration and Innovation Network (TRAIN), a program of FasterCures,bringing the total number of venture philanthropies in TRAIN to 80.
Minocyline shows promise for limiting the severity of spinal cord injuries at a fraction of time and cost of other new drug treatments, says Rick Hansen Institute
August 14, 2014 VANCOUVER - The Rick Hansen Institute (RHI) is pleased to announce an international clinical trial to test promising research that suggests minocycline may decrease the severity of acute spinal cord injury (SCI).
April 16, 2014 (Beijing) – The Rick Hansen Institute (RHI), Peking University Third Hospital (PUTH) and Accreditation Canada International (ACI) announced today that they will be working together to develop and implement best practice standards for acute and rehabilitative care for spinal cord injuries (SCI) in China. A unique opportunity to learn and combine best practices developed in China and Canada, implementation of these standards will ultimately ensure that the approximately 60,000 individuals who sustain a spinal cord injury China each year receive the best possible care and health outcomes.
April 1, 2014 - Ontario is providing continued support for people living with spinal cord and brain injuries by investing $15 million in the Rick Hansen Foundation (RHF) and the Ontario Neurotrauma Foundation (ONF).
Investment Helping Improve Quality of Life, Transition Back to Homes, Jobs: Minister Selby, Oswald
March 4, 2014 - The Manitoba government is investing $3 million over five yearswith the Rick Hansen Foundation and the Manitoba chapter of the Canadian Paraplegic Associationto help Manitobans with spinal cord injuries to successfully transition back into their homes and jobs and further advance health care and research initiatives in the province, Health Minister Erin Selby and Jobs and the Economy Minister Theresa Oswald announced today.
Centre selects RHI’s Global Research Platform for pilot program in 8 sites across BC
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VANCOUVER (NOVEMBER 14, 2013) – British Columbia’s Centre for Hip Health & Mobility (CHHM) is teaming up with the Rick Hansen Institute (RHI) to improve best practice care for patients with hip fractures. The innovative partnership has CHHM using RHI’s Global Research Platform, a user-friendly web-based data collection and data warehousing platform, to obtain a baseline of patients experiencing hip fractures and care provided following implementation of best practices.
WHAT: Community Open House to celebrate the 5th anniversary of the Blusson Spinal Cord Centre
WHEN: Tuesday, November 19, from noon to 2 pm
WHERE: Blusson Spinal Cord Centre, 818 West 10th Avenue (at Willow), ground floor
TORONTO, ONTARIO (June 5, 2013) — The dream of an accessible and inclusive society and a cure for paralysis after spinal cord injury is still going strong, thanks to an investment by the Federal Government in the Rick Hansen Foundation (RHF). This support was announced today by the Honourable Steven Fletcher, Minister of State (Transport) and Member of Parliament for Charleswood—St.James—Assiniboia.