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Paul van Donkelaar et coll. successful with grant application!

Published date January 6, 2020

Paul van Donkelaar et coll. successful with grant application!

Status of Women Canada is awarding Paul van Donkelaar (University of British Columbia, Okanagan Campus) and colleagues $1 million over 5 years to study the intersection of traumatic brain injury (TBI) and intimate partner violence (IPV), develop a knowledge tool for front-line staff, and test a community-based pilot intervention targeting this population. The research team includes CTRC members Cheryl Wellington, William Panenka, and Shelina Babul and Nick Reed as one of the third-party evaluators. Partners include Karen Mason and the Kelowna Women’s Shelter along with several other provincial and national organizations (including Parachute Canada).

The CTRC is proud for having supported the project and providing a forum during its meetings for developing some of the ideas that went into the proposal.

There was a Canadian Press story about the project published in early December that got picked up by the Globe and Mail, CBC, National Post and others. The National Post story is here:

Here is the link to the Department of Women and Gender Equality (formerly Status of Women Canada) announcement for the funding: