Significant increase in concussions among Ontario children and youth: York U study

The number of children and youth treated for concussions in both emergency departments and physicians' offices in Ontario increased significantly between 2003 and 2010, with falls, hockey and skating injuries identified as the leading causes of pediatric concussion. That’s what a new joint study out of York University and the Institute for Clinical Evaluative Sciences […]

New study finds concussion treatment for youths up 50% in seven years

New study finds concussion treatment for youths up 50% in seven years, says YorkU Kinesiology & Health Science Prof Alison Macpherson, the study's lead author. Fournier says he understands the dangers his son faces on the ice — including getting slammed against boards and falling on the ice — but that’s not enough to scare […]

Helen Olabode

Helen Olabode 2011 BScN ( 2nd Entry Program) Postpartum Registered Nurse at Etobicoke General Hospital Recipient of Joan C. Ballantyne Compassionate Nursing Award Upon completing her degree in Nursing, Helen Olabode had honed not just her interpersonal skills, but also her business, critical thinking, research and communication skills amongst a plethora of others. “I came out prepared for […]

Kylie Gibson

Kylie Gibson 2001 Bachelor of Science (BSc) in Kinesiology & Health Science Lead Physiotherapist at Canadian Sport Institute Ontario Her recovery from a sports injury in high school, guided by an excellent physiotherapist, was a major catalyst in Kylie’s decision to pursue a career as a physiotherapist. “I was very active growing up playing sports,” […]