Posts By: Douglas Laird

Town hall promotes collaboration in stroke care and research

On June 12, the B.C. SUPPORT Vancouver Island Regional Centre, a collaboration between Island Health and UVic, presented a forum designed to outline critical, unmet needs for patients recovering from strokes. The event, titled ‘The Stroke Research Town Hall: Perspectives, Priorities, and Possibilities’, delivered exactly what the name promised; offering a variety of viewpoints on… Read more »

Stroke research spurs advances in care

Why are diabetics are more vulnerable to stroke damage than non-diabetics? According to UVic researchers, cancer drugs improve stroke recovery in mice, a promising breakthrough that will hopefully improve the recovery of stroke patients.

UVic’s POLIS responds to Water Sustainability Act proposal

[Correction, Nov. 7, 2013: This article was printed with a misplaced word. The below has been corrected to reflect that Grand Chief Stewart Phillip, president of the Union of B.C. Indian Chiefs, does not believe that there has been an adequate forum for consultation. The editors apologize for our error.]   Although the B.C. Liberals… Read more »

Brett Wildeman’s ‘In a Blink’ tour

Folk musician Brett Wildeman has talent to deliver. His latest album, Mother Earth, demonstrates compelling lyrics and engaging composition using varied acoustic instrumentation styles. Aside from his insight into the environment on historical, political and spiritual levels, perhaps his most charming attribute is his commitment to follow through on his intentions with action. For his In a… Read more »

Taking the Pulse of Canada’s Health Care System

Venerable journalist Jeffrey Simpson’s new book, Chronic Condition, examines and challenges why debating health care issues has become endemic rather than a healthy exercise. In this, his eighth book, Simpson challenges the populist understanding of the history of health care by exposing common myths, and he debunks some ideas about the future of health care. In… Read more »