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2015   Word Doc icon  PDF iconSadly, on May 10th of this year, Barbara Turnbull, the Founder, inspiration, and President of this Foundation since it was established in 1997, passed away. Her passing was mourned by all those who knew her personally, and by many others who may not have had the privilege of sharing her life experiences.
2014   Word Doc icon  PDF iconBarbara recognizes the newly opened Krembil Discovery Tower at the Toronto Western Hospital. The 9-story building has five floors of dedicated research space, making it Canada's largest concentration of neurologists, neurosurgeons, neuroradiologists and neuroscientists.
2013   Word Doc icon  PDF iconBarbara has reached a significant milestone this year, the 30'th anniversary of her injury. There were several things Barbara wanted to share, so she was grateful for the opportunity to write an e-book in the summer. At the end of September, the Toronto Star newspaper published "What I Know: Lessons from My 30 Years with Quadriplegia".
2012   Word Doc icon  PDF iconIt´s been another successful year for both the foundation and for Barbara Turnbull personally. The foundation is now well into the second decade of supporting and celebrating the extraordinary scientists across this country who work devotedly on our behalf.
2011   Word Doc icon  PDF icon2011 was the tenth anniversary of the (BTA) Barbara Turnbull Foundation's award. Previous recipients were invited to attend and present at the lecture at the invitation of one of the Award's founding partners.
2010   Word Doc icon  PDF iconBarbara Turnbull attended fund-raising events featuring Michael J. Fox and Harry Rosen, both in support of the McEwen Centre for Regenerative Medicine at the University Health Network.
2009   Word Doc icon  PDF iconDr. Michael Fehlings, a renowned neurosurgeon and clinical researcher, is recognized for his many titles and responsibilities over the years which lead to some impressive accomplishments and peer recognition.
2008   Word Doc icon  PDF iconDr. Quirion recognized for his ongoing support of outstanding research projects in the spinal cord field in Canada. He is now stepping down as Scientific Director of the CIHR Institute (of Neuroscience, Mental Health and Addiction), the largest of the institutes.
2007 Picture File icon Word Doc icon  PDF iconExciting discovery about "motor programs" in the lower spinal cord that, with physical stimulation, can lead to stepping movements for people with spinal cord injury.
2006 Picture File icon Word Doc icon  PDF iconBarbara Turnbull was the keynote speaker for the Ontario Public Service Employees Union Editor's annual event that brings together newsletter editors from across the province.
2005   Word Doc icon  PDF iconThe Barbara Turnbull Golf Tournament, in conjunction with the Canadian Paraplegic Association (CPA), was held on June 3 - and took in almost $90,000.
2004   Word Doc icon  PDF iconThe Foundation remembers the man who was Christopher Reeve.
2003   Word Doc icon  PDF iconThe Barbara Turnbull Foundation for Spinal Cord Research is continuing to become more active.
2002   Word Doc icon  PDF iconBarbara Turnbull Foundation is involved in a number of activities to promote awareness about spinal cord injury.
2001   Word Doc icon  PDF iconBTF creates partnership with the Brain Canada Foundation (NCF), and the Canadian Institutes of Health Research (CIHR).
2000   Word Doc icon  PDF iconAs a Trustee of the Brain Canada Foundation, I have been privileged to play a role in efforts to influence federal government policy initiatives to secure greater resources for medical research in Canada.
1999   Word Doc icon  PDF iconBrain Canada Foundation fundraising dinner in Toronto held in November.
1998   Word Doc icon  PDF iconMore than 125 researchers from across Canada, many of whom are internationally renowned, saw a major source of research funding disappear.

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