Dec 16, 2020

Drs. Colantonio & Reed Appointed as 2020 Canada Research Chairs

By Jessica A. Boafo

Congratulations to RSI Director, Dr. Angela Colantonio and faculty member, Dr. Nick Reed who were both announced as 2020 Canada Research Chairs (CRC) on December 16. Dr. Colantonio was awarded a Tier 1 Canada Research Chair in Traumatic Brain Injury in Underserved Populations while Dr. Reed was awarded a Tier 2 Canada Research Chair in Pediatric Concussion.

The Canada Research Chairs Program (CRCP) stands at the center of a national strategy to make Canada one of the world's top countries in research and development making it a great honor and vital position for two prominent rehabilitation scientists/advocates.

When asked why their area research is of public importance and how the added title of CRC would have an impact, both did not hesitate to mention rehabilitation’s significance:

"I hope to enable greater access to rehabilitation professionals, such as occupational therapists, who can support people experiencing cognitive and other health outcomes resulting from brain injury." Angela Colantonio

"The goal of my work is to raise concussion awareness, improve concussion-related health behaviours and optimize care and rehabilitation options for children and youth following a concussion."  Nick Reed

We hope that the investment by the Canada Research Chair program will allow them to not only further advance their work but also highlight the necessary role rehabilitation plays across the health sciences.

Well deserved, indeed!


To read more about the research of Drs. Colantonio and Reed as well as a full interview regarding their newly appointed CRC titles, visit the OSOT website or click on the related articles below.