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Call for Proposals
for 2013 SpinalCord Injury Research Projects
The Manitoba Spinal Cord Injury Research Committee (MSCIRC)is pleased to announce that the 2013 Grantsand Awards competition is now underway and accepting applications for spinalcord injury research projects in Manitoba.
Grants providedthrough this initiative aim to increase understanding of spinal cord function, reducethe disability related to spinal cord injury, increase functional capacityafter spinal cord injury, reduce the incidence and effects of secondarycomplications after spinal cord injury, and increase quality of life andcommunity integration after spinal cord injury. In addition, funding is available for projects that will clearly lead toreduced SCI-related health care costs and projects that have the potential toaddress SCI-related research and health delivery gaps in Manitoba.
“Connect” funding is available for this year to support theManitoba component of a research project that is National in scope, involvingcollaboration with researcher(s) in at least one other province or the RickHansen Institute.
Grantapplications will only be considered from applicants appointed at accreditededucational institutions, disability related organizations, researchinstitutions or hospitals.
All project applications must be received by 4:00 p.m. onNovember 25, 2013.
Inquiries about the application process are to be directedto:
MSCIRC, c/o Canadian Paraplegic Association (Manitoba) Inc.
Telephone: 204-786-4753, ext. 222
Toll Free within Manitoba 1-800-720-4933
therapy researchers at the University of Manitoba are interested in learning
more about wheelchair users’ mobility patterns and experiences during the
winter months. We will do this by attaching Global Positioning System (GPS) and
accelerometry devices to study participants’ wheelchairs for one year and completing
interviews each month.
can help by taking part in our study. Email
phone Dr. Jacquie Ripat at
for more information on being a participant in this study.
Occupational therapy researchers at the University of Manitoba are interested in
hearing more about activities that are meaningful to you during the winter.
You can help by completing a survey.
Ø To Complete the Survey On-line, Go To:
Ø Call or Email to do by phone or get a paper copy -
You will have the opportunity to enter in a draw to win a Tim Horton’s gift
certificate for responding to our survey
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New Disabled Parking Regulations
Bedsores cost billions, defy easy treatment
Painful bedsores or pressure ulcers cost billions of dollars
to treat each year, but little is known about how to prevent
them, Canadian researchers say.
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