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Acquire Practical Tips for Achieving Research Impact: Webinar

Join us January 31 as our KT Manager, Dr. Anneliese Poetz, and KBHN Trainee Stephanie Glegg, a knowledge broker based at Sunny Hill Health Centre in Vancouver, present a skill-building webinar aimed at Kids Brain Health trainees, but useful for budding and experienced researchers and KT professionals alike. Last summer, Stephanie expanded her knowledge brokering [...]

January 17th, 2019|Event, News|
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Parenting and Disability – an English as an Additional Language Class in BC

The Pacific Immigrant Resources Society is hosting a free class to support parents raising children, or caring for adults with a disability. Parenting and Disability runs from Jan 17 through March 7, 2019, on Thursdays from 12:15-2:15 p.m.  at the Burnaby Neighbourhood House. To register, call 604.298.5888 or email Valerie at vlai(AT)pirs.bc.ca. PIRS' facilitators will [...]

December 10th, 2018|Event, News|
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A Call to the KBHN Research Community: We Need Your Input

Inviting all Kids Brain Health-affiliated researchers to join KBHN Headquarters in shaping the future of the Network as we move toward a potential third cycle of funding. We will use the draft text of  KBHN's evolving value proposition as the basis of our discussion. Our value propositions is intended to be a clear statement of [...]

November 29th, 2018|Event|
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Kids Brain Health Annual Conference 2019

Watch this space for updates on our conference venue, program, and sponsorship opportunities! Join us, as we explore the impact and future direction of Kids Brain Health and our investigators in dialogue with families and front-line organizations, and host dynamic speakers specializing in developmental neuroscience and neurodisabilities from beyond our borders.  

November 26th, 2018|Event|
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Upcoming CBC Town Hall to Focus on Disabilities and Transition: the impact of aging out

For families raising children with disabilities, the transition between childhood and adulthood can be so abrupt and dramatic, it’s often called ‘falling off the cliff’. As teens lose access to pediatric services, parents are left scrambling to make up for the loss. Dr. Jan Willem Gorter, a KBHN investigator, Director of CanChild Research Centre at [...]

June 11th, 2018|Event|
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No Child Left Behind: a rights based approach to childhood disabilities

Kids Brain Health Network, CHILD-BRIGHT and Dr. Keiko Shikako-Thomas, Canada Chair in Childhood Disability, are co-sponsoring a small delegation of disability rights advocates to attend a meeting of the UN Commission on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities (CRPD) in New York City.  As part of the June 13, 2018 Convention gathering, Dr. Shikako-Thomas will [...]

June 8th, 2018|Event|
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KBHN Goes Live with Amber Mac in an Interview about FASD

On April 11, Amber Mac, a prominent television and social media journalist, dedicated a Facebook Live broadcast to the subject of FASD. Interviewees included parent Amanda Taillefer, who is raising two children with FASD in the Toronto area, Deputy Scientific Director James Reynolds, co-lead of the Network's FASD Research Program, Nancy Lockwood, Program Manager for [...]

April 13th, 2018|Event, News|
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Announcement of Results: KBHN Research Funding 2018-2020

Kids Brain Health Network is delighted to announce recipients of funding for 2018-2020.  This two-year period represents the final stage of KBHN's second five-year cycle as a Network of Centres of Excellence. Successful applications are close to implementation, show likelihood of providing benefits to Canada and Canadians, and demonstrate potential to make significant improvements in [...]

April 13th, 2018|Event, News|