SubPage1

RHI in the News

Below is a list of media coverage about the Institute.

2017 
January 29 Canada 150: The man is still in motion, The Province
January 9

Opinion: Access to expert care crucial for spinal-cord injuries, Vancouver Sun

Opinion: Access to expert care crucial for spinal-cord injuries, Ottawa Citizen

2016 
 December 23 B.C. mission to Israel, Jewish Independent
 December 14 Former UBC president David Strangway was celebrated as visionary, The Globe and Mail
 August 1

Spinal cord impairment registry goes live, Government of New Zealand website

Spinal cord impairment registry goes live, Scoop Independent News

Govt launches register of spinal injuries, Radio New Zealand

Spinal cord injury registry to help NZ patients, New Zealand Doctor

New spinal injury register a step forward in treatment, Newshub

Winnipeg’s Spinal Cord Injury Program receives top marks, Global News

2015  
 March 25

BC researcher develops handheld device to detect UTIs, Metro News Vancouver

2014 
August 17 Common acne drug may limit the severity of spinal cord injuries, Breakfast Television
April 29 Peking University collaborates with Canada on spinal cord injury research, Asian Scientist
April 1 Neurotrauma research gets $15 million provincial boost, Toronto Star
January 23 Quadriplegics breathe easier with help of new device, Toronto Star
2013
June 5 Spinal-cord research wins, as Rick Hansen Institute pledged $35-million, Globe and Mail
April 12

The Rick Hansen Foundation has invested 20 million dollars into a spinal cord research centre in Vancouver,Global News Hour [video]

Rick Hansen Foundation grants $20 million to spinal-cord research centre, Huffington Post

Rick Hansen Foundation grants $20 million to spinal-cord research centre, Vancouver Sun

March 4

Concussion concerns fuel desire for youth hockey bodychecking ban: Survey, Globe and Mail

Canadians favour larger ice surface if change would make hockey safer, Globe and Mail

New survey shows parents want minor hockey made safer: Editorial, Toronto Star

CTV News Video Network - Interview with RHI CEO, Bill Barrable [video]

2012
January 30  

Spinal cord injuries cost healthcare system billions, News1130, January 30, 2012

Spinal cord injuries cost health care $3 billion annually, Toronto Star, January 27, 2012

Canadians ingorant of spinal-cord injury costs: Poll, Metro Vancouver, January 23, 2012

January 11

 Studio 4 with Fanny Kiefer - interview with RHI Scientific Director, Dr. Marcel Dvorak (Part 1 and Part 2)

 
2011  
October 11 Spinal cord breakthrough with acne drug, Calgary Sun
October 10 Electronic stimulation shows promise for quadriplegics, Globe and Mail
September 15   

Edmonton-based technology breathes new life into physical therapy

Rick Hansen Institute funded project helping rehabilitate people who have lost upper body mobility due to strokes, spinal cord injuries, or other nerve or muscular damage - from the comfort of their homes.

Read or watch it on Global News: Global Edmonton | Alberta-based technology transforming physical rehabilitation

August 24 Rick Hansen is back in motion - 25 years later, Globe and Mail
August 22 New MSFHR research awards an investment in the health of British ColumbiansCNW
August 16 Rick Hansen welcomes Governor General of Canada as Patron of the 25th AnniversaryDigital Journal
March 15

Province commits $4.3M to Rick Hansen initiative, CTV Regina

Sask. joins spinal cord research initiative, cbc.ca

Sask. Government hands out $4.3 million for spinal cord injury research and disability funding, NewsTalk 650 CKOM

In Conversation with Bill Barrable, Healthcare Quarterly, 14(1), p.28 - 30, 2011

2010
December 15 More than 85,000 Canadians have spinal cord injury, report says, The Globe and Mail
December 12 Making a difference from where he sits, The Jerusalem Post
December 2 Hansen in Israel to sign spinal-cord research deal, Times Colonist
December 1

Rick Hansen pushes for a global research registry on spinal injuries, Globe and Mail

Canadian and Israeli researchers team up to find new cures for spinal injuries, The Montreal Gazette

Man in Motion" Rick Hansen visits Hebrew University of Jerusalem to sign partnership, Canadian Business

Hansen revisits route from 'Man in Motion' world tour, CTV

November 12 Rick Hansen's legacy and the future of SCI research, Global BC