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Keeping children and teens healthy and safe is always a top priority, especially when engaging in sports. The serious, cumulative, and long-lasting effects of concussions cannot be overstated.
Signs and symptoms of concussion can show up right after the injury or may not appear or be noticed until days or weeks after the injury. If an athlete reports one or more symptoms of concussion after a bump, blow, or jolt to the head or body, they should be kept out of play the day of the injury. It’s better to miss one game than the whole season due to complications and side effects of an unchecked concussion.
The best way to keep them safe is by educating those responsible for their well-being. If you live in the Vancouver area, we encourage you to join scientists and clinicians from UBC’s Faculty of Medicine as they discuss the latest science behind sport concussions. This session is tailored for parents, athletes, coaches, and teachers.
Slater Vecchio and UBC Law are pleased to announce that Kalila Wilkinson is the 2014 recipient of the Slater Vecchio LLP Trial Advocacy Entrance Award. This award was presented on the recommendation of the UBC Faculty of Law.
Kalila is a BA graduate (with Distinction) from Vancouver Island University (VIU) in Nanaimo with a major in Global Studies and a minor in Anthropology. Kalila has displayed a focus and interest in helping marginalized groups in the past and has worked as an Artistic Advocate Intern in Chiang, Mai, Thailand where she developed and facilitated topical art workshops for Burmese refugees, displaced hill-tribe groups, trafficked teens and children with cerebral palsy. During her undergraduate studies, Kalila founded and co-chaired the local VIU committee of World University Service of Canada (WUSC), an agency dedicated to fostering equity through education.
Canada’s largest integrated centre for brain health is now open, bringing together research and patient care to improve the way brain disorders are treated and studied.
The University of British Columbia’s Djavad Mowafaghian Centre for Brain Health (DMCBH) puts neuroscience, psychiatry, and neurology under one roof. It houses clinics for Multiple Sclerosis, Alzheimer’s disease, Parkinson’s disease, and depression. It also includes research labs focused on concussion, stroke, addiction, and healthy aging.
The DMCBH will serve as an education and training facility for hundreds of medical and graduate students.