Stroke, cerebral aneurysm and traumatic brain injury can lead to devastating loss of physical and cognitive abilities. Brain Repair Centre-affiliated researchers are pursuing new ways to minimize the extent of brain damage and help people regain lost abilities as they recover from such injuries. They have a particular emphasis on stroke because it is so common—in Canada, a stroke occurs every ten minutes, according to the Canadian Stroke Network.


  • Shaun Boe, optimal recovery from stroke and other nervous system disorders
  • Dale Corbett, recovery of function after stroke
  • Gail Eskes, rehabilitation of memory/attention lost due to stroke, age, brain injury or disease
  • Gord Gubitz, early intervention to reduce the impact of stroke
  • Tanya Packer, helping people with chronic conditions manage in daily life
  • Stephen Phillips, optimal care for stroke patients
  • David Westwood, brain-controlled rehabilitation techniques for movement disorders
  • Joan Versnel, chronic disease self-management



Traumatic Brain Injury Research Project (fact sheet

In 2017 the BRC received funding from the Department of Labour and Advanced Education to develop a business model to include the provision of continuing and individualized care to brain injured patients while combining with research/investigation and delivery of support through a collaborative care model. This model is based on the development of a patient-centric, inter-disciplinary and collaborative research effort that aims to improve prevention policies for all Nova Scotians and clinical outcomes for TBI survivors. 

The TBIRP business plan can be viewed here.


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