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New Zealand launches national spinal cord injury registry in partnership with the Rick Hansen Institute

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. 

Four incoming board members in 2016

RHI welcomes four new members to the board of directors

July 14, 2016 – Dr. Bernie Bressler, Board Chair, is delighted to announce that four new members were elected to the Rick Hansen Institute (RHI) Board of Directors (BoD) at its June 30 Annual General Meeting: Ms. Shari Hughson and Drs. Kristine Cowley, Ian Rigby and Christine Sang.


RHI thanks four outgoing board members for their invaluable service

June 30, 2016 – Today four members of the Rick Hansen Institute (RHI) Board of Directors (BoD) came to the end of their tenure: Mr. Ryan Barrington-Foote and Drs. Gary BirchColleen O'Connell and Catherine Truchon.


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