Athlete; Medical Doctor; Neurologist; Professor
Silke is a Movement Disorder Neurologist, Associate Professor and Marg Meikle Professor at the University of British Columbia. Her current work involves investigating the role of the gut microbiome with the goal to find new approaches to neurodegenerative disorders. She serves as the director of the annual National Canadian Neurology Residents Course for Movement Disorders, President of the Canadian Movement Disorder Group, co-founding Director of the BC Brain Wellness Foundation, and as an Advisor to the Canadian Health and Fitness Institute.
Professor of Physical Activity Promotion; Researcher; Scholar, UBC Indigenous Studies in Kinesiology
Darren is a Professor and the Co-Director of the Physical Activity Promotion and Chronic Disease Prevention Unit at the University of British Columbia. He is the Founder of the Cardiovascular Physiology Rehabilitation Laboratory and of UBC’s Indigenous Physical Activity and Health Program, and an Advisor to the Canadian Health & Fitness Institute. He was also the Director of the Sport Cardiology and Musculoskeletal Assessment Research Team (SMART 2010) for the 2010 Olympic and Paralympic Games. His research covers Indigenous health and wellness, elite athletic performance, childhood health, and the treatment of patients with chronic disease and/or disabilities
An unanticipated pandemic has devastated Canada’s economy, triggering enormous deficits and a gaping debt. Some of these consequences were unavoidable but how does our economic response compare to other countries?