Sunday, October 24, 2021

Tag: Rick Hansen Foundation

Rick Hansen’s new mission: Improving accessibility across Canada

Accessibility activist Rick Hansen has a new poster to show you. One with adjustable text at an eye level so people in wheelchairs can...

Should I say ‘disabled person’ or ‘person with a disability’?⁠

Recently, an Alberta woman with an obvious physical disability was asked to leave a grocery store and not come back because she could not...

UBC researcher prescribes specific exercise dosage for those with spinal cord injury

For decades, the main message to keep the general population healthy was for everyone to get active. In fact, the World Health Organization laid out...

Rick Hansen: We can all be difference-makers in the world

Thursday, May 22, celebrates the 27th anniversary of the end of the original Man In Motion World Tour. Here, Rick Hansen reminisces on the...

March 6, 1987: Rick Hansen wheels into city hearts

EDMONTON - Rick Hansen’s gruelling worldwide odyssey for spinal-cord research rolled into Edmonton to the cheers of hundreds of flag-waving children and adults. He rolled...

Helping people with spinal cord injuries

REGINA — Meeting Rick Hansen during his Man in Motion world tour sparked six-year-old Josef Buttigieg’s fascination with biology and set his career course...

Spinal cord researchers to benefit from $20 M investment from Rick Hansen Foundation

Spinal cord injury research at the University of British Columbia and Vancouver Coastal Health will be accelerated by a 10-year, $20 million contribution from...
Rick Hansen greets students at Cardigan elementary

Building on progress and a vision for spinal cord injuries

Spinal cord injury is one of the world’s major unsolved health-care challenges, affecting not only the individuals who live with it but also their...

Hansen tour hits 25 years

Screams and cheers filled the halls of Rick Hansen Secondary School today as the man for whom the school is named wheeled down the...

Saskatchewan commits $4.3M to spinal injury research

The Government of Saskatchewan is taking a leadership role too, by committing $4.3 million for a Saskatchewan-based initiative, in partnership with the national Rick...