Rehabilitation Sciences Institute

RSI's Inaugural Speaker Series Event featured in The Varsity

Apr 2, 2019
Author: 
Jessica Boafo
RSI hosted its inaugural Speaker Series on March 25 with an attendance of over 50 people: a great success! So much so that the event caught the attention of The Varsity, The University of Toronto's Student Newspaper.

In celebration of International Women's Day & Brain Week, the first event discussed Women and Brain Health and featured talks from Dr. Gillian Einstein, a distinguished U of T professor and researcher studying role of sex and gender in brain health & aging, as well as two RSI alumna: Melissa Biscardi and Reema Shafi.

Discussions ranged from the relationship between sex, gender, and women’s brain health, the vulnerability of women’s brain after concussions, to the endocrine reproductive health outcomes of women after brain injury.

The RSI Speaker Series, is an initiative led by members of the Rehabilitation Sciences Graduate Student Union (RSGSU) with support from the Communications and Community Relations Committee (CCR), where leading researchers, graduate students, clinicians, and/or individuals from the community with lived experience are invited to discuss an array of topics relevant to rehabilitation, public health, and medicine.

To read The Varsity’s full coverage of the event, visit their online publication here