Past Events

September 6, 2012 | 1:30 pm | Blusson Spinal Cord Centre Atrium

ICORD is considering the purchase of an Ekso Bionics robotic exoskeleton for use in research. See a short presentation by the manufacturers and a demonstration of the device. Feedback will be appreciated. For more information, contact Dr. Tania Lam.

October 12, 2012 | 1:00 pm | Blusson Spinal Cord Centre Lecture Hall

Dr. Okonkwo has considerable experience in traumatic brain injury clinical trials. As an active spine surgeon as well, he brings unique insights into how the history of failed TBI trials may inform the spinal cord injury field, where many novel therapies are seeking to be translated ‘from bench to bedside’. Continue reading

November 3, 2012 | 6:45 pm | Blusson Spinal Cord Centre, 818 West 10th Avenue

Now heading into its fourth year, Spinal Chord is a fun, innovative and elegant fundraising event that has grown out of a unique partnership between ICORD and Vancouver Cantata Singers. It’s a gala party hosted in the magnificent and acoustically spectacular Blusson Spinal Cord Centre, with fabulous food, wine, surround-sound musical performances and good company. Continue reading

November 19, 2012 | 7:00 pm | Blusson Spinal Cord Centre

Join ICORD researchers Dr. Andrei Krassioukov, Dr. Chris West and Dr. Jaimie Borisoff on November 19th for refreshments and lively discussion about the challenges faced by paralympic athletes with spinal cord injury. Topics of discussion will include: the unique cardiovascular Read More…

March 5, 2013 | 2:00 pm | Blusson Spinal Cord Centre

ICORD’s tenth annual research meeting will take place on Tuesday March 5th and Wednesday March 6th, 2013. All ICORD faculty, staff and trainees are encouraged to participate. Registration will open in January, 2013. Contact for information.

May 25, 2013 | 7:30 am | Blusson Spinal Cord Centre

Enjoy some beautiful music and support ICORD at the same time at Sounds like Science on May 25th. This concert will feature some of Vancouver’s finest musicians performing works by Mendelssohn, Beethoven, Rachmaninoff, Hurlstone and others. Saturday 25 May at Read More…

June 1, 2013 | 11:00 am | Blusson Spinal Cord Centre

Children and families are welcome to join the first ever Wheelchair Skills Camp for Kids at the Blusson Spinal Cord Centre. Over the course of 4 sessions in June, parents and children will develop the knowledge and problem-solving skills necessary Read More…

June 7, 2013 | 7:00 pm | Blusson Spinal Cord Centre

Join ICORD engineer Dr. Peter Cripton and physician Dr. Peter Wing for refreshments and informal discussion about strategies and devices to prevent spinal cord injuries. Moderated by Dr. Chris McBride, Executive Director, SCI-BC No charge • Everyone welcome • Registration Read More…

July 5, 2013 | 10:00 am | University of Victoria Medical Sciences Building

Learn about Biomaterials and Tissue Engineering Biomedical System Design Stem Cells S Next Generation DNA Sequencing Biomolecules Drug Delivery Systems University of Victoria Medical Sciences Building MSB150 Or Video Conference: Diamond Health Care Centre, Vancouver Free registration. RSVP to Nima Read More…

July 16, 2013 | 12:00 pm | Blusson Spinal Cord Centre Lecture Hall

Join us on Tuesday, July 16th at noon for a talk from visiting speaker Dr. Lars Lünenburger of the Swiss firm Hokoma.  The talk is titled Augmented Performance Feedback for Functional Training in Robot-Aided Rehabilitation. Dr. Lünenburger will be presenting results of recent studies Read More…