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Researcher in Focus: Spotlight on Dr. Jessica Brian

Dr. Brian has been a KBHN researcher since 2015. We reached out to ask her some questions about her work to support children with neurodevelopmental disabilities and their families. Can you describe your educational path and what inspired you to get into the work you do now? I have wanted to be a psychologist since [...]

2019-08-20T09:23:29-08:00August 19th, 2019|News|

Canadian Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorder Database Demonstrates International Leadership in FASD Research

A decade ago, Chief Scientific Officer of Kids Brain Health Network (KBHN) Dr. James Reynolds remembers considering how groundbreaking it would be to have a Canadian Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorder (FASD) database - one that could capture the many unanswered questions surrounding the disability.  Dr. Sterling Clarren—former Scientific Director of the Canada Fetal Alcohol [...]

2019-08-19T01:30:33-08:00August 15th, 2019|News|

Researcher in Focus: Spotlight on Dr. Sarah Macoun

Dr. Macoun has been a KBHN researcher since 2015. We reached out to ask her some questions about her work to support children with neurodevelopmental disabilities and their families. Can you describe your educational path and what inspired you to get into the work you do now? My path to academia is a somewhat unusual one. [...]

2019-08-19T01:14:24-08:00August 12th, 2019|News|

A Collaboration with Special Olympics BC: Improving Community-Based Physical Activity Programs for Children with Neurodevelopmental Disabilities

A child participates in SOBC's Active Start program Grace Tamkee looked on from the sidelines as her son ran across the gym. This was a typical exercise for him. Her 10-year-old son, who has Down Syndrome, struggles to run and fatigues easily. He’s been participating in Special Olympics BC programming since he was [...]

2019-08-19T01:15:41-08:00August 8th, 2019|News|

Announcement: Kids Brain Health Network Appoints New Chair of Research Management Committee

Announcing the Appointment of Dr. Désirée Maltais to the position of Chair of the Research Management Committee On June 21, 2019, Kids Brain Health Network appointed a new Chair of the Research Management Committee, Dr. Désirée Maltais Kids Brain Health Network is pleased to announce the appointment of Dr. Désirée Maltais as Chair of the [...]

2019-08-19T01:16:33-08:00August 7th, 2019|News|

“Where do we even start?”: Navigation Project aims to help families and children living with neurodevelopmental disabilities

Nicole Morris was a first-time parent, but she knew something wasn’t right. Her one-year-old twin daughters were missing a lot of milestones. The oldest in particular was struggling—she still couldn’t roll over or hold her head up. Born at 26 weeks gestation, most people chalked it up to the girls being premature, but Morris says [...]

2019-07-10T09:11:34-08:00July 10th, 2019|News|

CBC Red Button Series: Jadine’s Story

The second season of the hit series Red Button is now available on CBC Gem. In Red Button, young storytellers tell their stories, their way. Armed with a phone, audio gear, and a workshop in filmmaking, six young people were given the opportunity to shoot their lives, by themselves, in order to give viewers a honest portrayal of [...]

2019-07-08T13:13:00-08:00June 28th, 2019|News|

Canadian Cerebral Palsy Registry Undergoing Exciting Expansion

Emily Diamond and her son, Bennett | Photo Credit: Allen McInnis, Montreal Gazette For more than a decade the Canadian Cerebral Palsy Registry has played an innovative and transformative role in Cerebral Palsy (CP) research by collecting extensive data on the disability and connecting researchers across the country. The registry is now in the [...]

2019-07-08T13:13:00-08:00June 18th, 2019|News|

Fall 2019/Winter 2020 Family Engagement in Research Certificate Registration Now Open!

Registration is now open for the Fall 2019/Winter 2020 online Family Engagement in Research Certificate program. This course is for researchers and families who have an interest in child neurodevelopmental research. This course is unique in that it will bring researchers and families together in a fully integrated online course. Learners will gain a better [...]

2019-08-19T01:23:53-08:00June 12th, 2019|News|