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Winners announced in RHI and ONF’s SCI open call funding competition

The Rick Hansen Institute (RHI) and the Ontario Neurotrauma Foundation (ONF) work collaboratively to implement a program of research and best practice implementation designed to enhance the well-being of people with spinal cord injury (SCI).

In order to meet its objectives, ONF and RHI launched a funding opportunity in September 2015 to support modest and focused projects related to the development of emerging interventions and innovative technologies with direct application to SCI.


Rick Hansen Institute announces accreditation through Imagine Canada's Standards Program

May 2016 – The Rick Hansen Institute is honoured to announce we've received accreditation through Imagine Canada's Standards Program


Advancing spinal cord injury research into improved outcomes: Praxis 2016

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.


CEO Update - Spring 2016

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Praxis 2016: Overview of a conference focused on making a difference

Prax-is/’praksəs/ n. The process by which a theory, lesson, or skill is enacted, embodied, or realized 

It is estimated that only 14% of health-related scientific discoveries enter into medical practice and that it takes an average of 17 years for them to do so1. Even when knowledge is successfully translated, its use is inconsistent.  In order to be successful, two major ‘Valleys of Death’ must be overcome: