Thursday, April 15, 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 read it, text in multiple languages, a braille pad and...

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 pack her own groceries quickly enough. According to the report...

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 specific guidelines (150 minutes of cardiovascular exercise each week) on...

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 day that changed his life and the challenges still faced...

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 his wheelchair past more than 500 people who gathered to...

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 in motion. Twenty-eight years after first meeting Hansen, Buttigieg is a...

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 the Rick Hansen Foundation. The International Collaboration on Repair Discoveries (ICORD),...
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 families. It requires specialized treatment and long-term care, amounting to...

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 atrium, shaking hands with students and teachers. On hand to honour...

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 Hansen Institute, to help with spinal cord research and disability...