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CPSR’s Dr. Sandra Black receives prestigious honour from UBC

CPSR’s Dr. Sandra Black is one of three of Canada’s leading researchers recognized by their peers for their outstanding scientific accomplishments, and for their potential to make further contributions in their fields. The eleventh annual Margolese National Brain Disorders Prize is awarded to University of Toronto’s Dr. Black, who has gained international recognition as a research and clinical trialist leader in stroke and dementia. The Margolese National Heart Disorders Prize is awarded to Dr. Jean-Claude Tardif of the Montreal Heart Institute and the 8th annual Dr. Chew Wei Memorial Prize in Cancer Research is awarded to Dr. John Bell of the University of Ottawa for his…

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Calling all Physical Therapists working in In-patient Stroke Rehabilitation!

Researchers at the University of Toronto are conducting an online survey to understand how physical therapists conduct aerobic exercise testing in in-patient stroke rehabilitation settings and to identify the barriers and facilitators to aerobic exercise testing practices faced by in-patient stroke rehabilitation physical therapists. The results of this survey can help guide the development of more comprehensive clinical practice guidelines for aerobic exercise testing of individuals with stroke. The survey should take 15-30 minutes to complete and is open till October 22, 2021. On completion of the survey, participants have a chance to win one of ten $25 e-gift cards. If you…

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Check out these Stroke Engine updates

The popular Stroke Engine website, which is funded by CPSR, has just made some important updates. Please take a look! Aerobic exercices English: French: A new intervention was added on “leisure therapy” English: and French: The Stroke Engine team is working to finalize another new intervention on “Aquatic interventions“, which is now available in English. They are in the process of a final review and translation into French. Stay tuned!

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Health Centres:

  • GF Strong Rehabilitation Centre, Vancouver
  • Foothills Medical Centre, Calgary
  • Dr. Vernon Fanning Care Centre, Calgary
  • Alberta Health Services Community Accessible Rehabilitation, Calgary
  • Riverview Health Centre, Winnipeg
  • Parkwood Institute, St. Joseph’s Health Care, London
  • Unity Health (Providence Heathcare) Toronto
  • St. John’s Rehab, Toronto
  • Bruyére Research Institute, Ottawa
  • University of Ottawa Heart Institute
  • Jewish General Hospital, Montreal
  • Jewish Rehabilitation Hospital, Laval
  • LA Miller Centre, St. John’s, NL


  • University of Manitoba
  • University of Toronto
  • University Health Network, Toronto
  • McMaster University
  • Western University
  • Queen’s Unversity
  • McGill University
  • Université de Montréal
  • Université Laval
  • Dalhousie University

Research Institutes:

  • Lady Davis Institute for Medical Research
  • Lawson Health Research Institute
  • Applied Health Research Centre (Li Ka Shing Knowledge Institute)
  • KITE Research Institute at Toronto Rehab
  • Drug Development and Innovation Centre, University of Alberta

Health authorities:

  • Vancouver Coastal Health Authority
  • Alberta Health Services
  • Shared Health Authority, MB
  • Nova Scotia Health Authority
  • Eastern Regional Health Authority

Non-profit funding partners:

  • Brain Canada
  • Quebec Rehabilitation Research Network (REPAR)
  • Canadian Institutes of Health Research (CIHR)
  • Natural Sciences and Engineering Research Council (NSERC)
  • Fonds de recherche du Quebec – Nature et technologies (FRQ-NT)
  • Quebec: Institut de valorisation des données (IVADO)

Industry partners:


  • International Stroke Recovery and Rehabilitation Alliance
  • March of Dimes Canada
  • The Aphasia Institute