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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.


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:


RHI announces new board member – Jeff Charpentier

March 10, 2016 – Dr. Bernie Bressler, Board Chair, is delighted to announce the addition of Mr. Jeff Charpentier, to the board of directors for the Rick Hansen Institute (RHI). He was appointed on Tuesday, March 1 during the quarterly board meeting held at RHI.


Celebrating leadership in spinal cord injury care

This February, RHI CEO Bill Barrable visited two Ontario sites to celebrate their respective achievements with meeting accreditation standards.