Keeping fit is important—no less so if you experience complete or partial paralysis due to spinal cord injury, illness, or disease.
The UBC Faculty of Medicine’s International Collaboration on Repair Discoveries (ICORD) is an interdisciplinary research centre specializing in research and rehabilitation to enhance quality of life following a spinal cord injury.
At ICORD’s Physical Activity Research Centre (PARC), people with SCI are able to exercise and improve their well-being while helping inform research into better rehabilitation strategies.
PARC is a fully accessible research gym with state-of-the-art exercise equipment. Under the leadership of Dr. Tania Lam, UBC Professor of Kinesiology and Principal Investigator at ICORD, PARC researchers seek the best strategies for providing spinal cord-injured people with opportunities to participate in physical activity.
Your donation today will help sustain dedicated space within the Blusson Spinal Cord Centre and ensure PARC guests continue to have access to the latest specialized, wheelchair-accessible equipment. Your support is also critical to creating research and training opportunities for UBC students and researchers who want to better understand the exercise needs of people with SCI.