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ICORD is fortunate to include researchers who are faculty members and/or clinicians at the University of British Columbia, Vancouver Coastal Health, Simon Fraser University, the University of Victoria and other national and international institutions.

Browse through the short profiles below and on the next pages, or click on researcher names below for their detailed profiles. For more information about becoming a member of ICORD, please contact us.

Principal Investigators
Primary research programs closely aligned with ICORD’s mission
Gary Birch John Kramer
Matt Ramer
Paul Bishop Andrei Krassioukov
Bonita Sawatzky
Jaimie Borisoff Brian Kwon
Carolyn Sparrey
Victoria Claydon Tania Lam
Miriam Spering
Peter Cripton Corree Laule John Steeves
Marcel Dvorak Kathleen Martin Ginis Lynn Stothers
Stacy Elliott William Miller John Street
Janice Eng Patricia Mills Wolfram Tetzlaff
Susan Forwell Wayne Moore Darren Warburton
Aziz Ghahary Ben Mortenson Cheryl Wellington
David Granville Mark Nigro Christopher West
Andy Hoffer Ipek Oruc David Whitehurst
Sandra Hundza Tom Oxland Stephanie Willerth
Reza Jalili
Catherine Pallen
David Wilson
Piotr Kozlowski Scott Paquette
Paul Zehr

Investigators
Primary research programs peripherally aligned with ICORD’s mission
Philip Ainslie Heather Gainforth Jane Roskams
Hugh Anton Tal Jarus William Sheel
Mark Carpenter Shannon Kolind Andrea Townson
Anita Delongis Tim O’Connor

Associate Members
Conducting research in collaboration with ICORD Principal Investigators and Investigators
Mike Boyd Mohammad Javan Michael Negraeff
Romeo Chua Andrew Laing Aaron Phillips
Jens Coorssen Nan Liu Paul Van Donkelaar
Kerry Delaney Freda Miller Rhonda Willms
Tim Inglis
 

Emeritus Members
ICORD Principal Investigators and Investigators who have retired from their faculty positions

Tom Grigliatti
Investigator

Ph.D. [Neuroscience] (Penn State University)
Professor, Department of Zoology, Faculty of Science, University of British Columbia

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BPE (University of British Columbia), MPE (University of British Columbia), Ph.D. (Simon Fraser University)
Associate Professor, Department of Orthopaedics, Faculty of Medicine, University of British Columbia

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Dr. Bill Sheel headshot
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B.P.E. (University of New Brunswick), M.Sc. [Human Kinetics] (University of British Columbia), Ph.D. [Human Kinetics] (University of British Columbia), Post-Doctoral Fellowship (University of Wisconsin-Madison)
Professor, School of Kinesiology, Faculty of Education, University of British Columbia

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Dr. Carolyn Sparrey - headshot
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B. A.Sc. [Mechanical Engineering] (University of Waterloo), M.A.Sc. [Mechanical Engineering] (University of British Columbia), Ph.D. [Mechanical Engineering] (University of California, Berkeley), Post-Doctoral Fellowship (University of California, San Francisco)
Assistant Professor, Mechatronics System Engineering, School of Engineering Science, Simon Fraser University

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Principal Investigator

Ph.D. [Psychology and Neuroscience] (University of Giessen)
Assistant Professor, Department of Ophthalmology & Visual Sciences, Faculty of Medicine, University of British Columbia

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B.Sc. (University of Manitoba), Ph.D. (University of Manitoba), Post-Doctoral Fellowship (University of Alberta)
Chair, SCOPE
Professor, Department of Neuroscience, University of British Columbia

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Principal Investigator

Director of Research, Bladder Care Centre, University of British Columbia
Professor, Department of Urologic Sciences, Faculty of Medicine, University of British Columbia
Active Staff, Vancouver General Hospital
Co-Appointment, Department of Healthcare and Epidemiology, Faculty of Medicine, University of British Columbia
Co-Appointment, Department of Anesthesiology, Pharmacology & Therapeutics, Faculty of Medicine, University of British Columbia

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Dr. John Street headshot
Principal Investigator

 

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M.D. (University of Essen), Dr.Med. (Ruhr-University Bochum), Ph.D. (University of Calgary)
John and Penny Ryan BC Leadership Chair in Spinal Cord Research
Professor, Department of Zoology, Faculty of Science, University of British Columbia
Professor, Department of Surgery, Faculty of Medicine, University of British Columbia

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M.D. (Queen’s University), Residency Training [Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation] (University of British Columbia)
Clinical Associate Professor and Head, Division of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation, Department of Medicine, Faculty of Medicine, University of British Columbia
Medical Site Lead, GF Strong Rehab Centre
Attending Physician, SCI Rehabilitation Program, GF Strong Rehab Centre

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