On September 11, 2016, I completed the 8th annual Caribou Charity Ride following a year of treatment for breast cancer. I was accompanied by my husband and my niece and her partner who flew in from Toronto to participate in a ride on a spectacular fall day. The ride for me marked the finalization of treatments and appointments and the beginning of a new future.
For dedicated bowlers, Dan Taylor and Trevor Cava, bowling is more than just a hobby – it’s a passion. Both Taylor and Cava, who are registered nurses at Thunder Bay Regional Health Sciences Centre, started 5-pin bowling when they were young and they fell in love with the sport.
Join us on Monday, October 3rd at 7 pm for an evening of hope and inspiration, told with both humour and raw emotion as Clint Malarchuk, former NHL Goaltender and author of The Crazy Game: How I Survived in the Crease and Beyond, will be sharing the experience of his recovery from mental illness and alcohol addiction after facing tremendous challenges both on and off the ice.
An engaged staff helps foster a greater clinical, academic, and scientific environment for our patients and their families at the Health Sciences Centre. When we introduced the new tactic of leader rounding, Michele Miller, Manager of Cardio Respiratory Services, was excited for the opportunity to further connect with her team.
Ready or not, back to school season is here! As summer traditions come to an end, it’s time to focus again on healthy eating. Getting back on track for the school year can be easier than you think, according to Jill Skube, Registered Dietitian for Pediatrics at the Thunder Bay Regional Health Sciences Centre. Skube has some tips for busy families who want to eat healthy, balanced lunches.
Accessing fresh produce all year round may seem like a bit of a stretch in Northwestern Ontario, but not for Evalisa McIllfaterick from Root Cellar Gardens. Her goal of having fresh produce available throughout the winter months is starting to become a reality. The small-scale, off-grid, market garden uses organic, ecologically-minded practices, which are similar to other growers in the area.
There’s a term that doctors, nurses, public health educators, and even schools have been using a lot lately: ‘HPV’. However it seems that there is a lot of confusion about what it is, what it does, who can get it and how it can affect your health. Read the information below, and get the right facts about HPV.
Dr. Robert ‘Bob’ MacKenzie always had a very strong connection to Thunder Bay’s medical community. Serving Thunder Bay at both St. Joseph’s Hospital and McKellar Hospital where he was the Head of Radiology, Dr. Bob was known to many through his medical practice and as a mentor to many young up-and-coming physicians.
When you think about local beef or free-run eggs in Thunder Bay, you think about Tarrymore Farms. Since 1970, Tarrymore Farms, located in the South Gilles, has built a strong reputation for their high-quality, local cattle farm and the beef that is produced.
For the sixth consecutive summer, the research arm of the Health Sciences Centre welcomed a group of gifted high school students in the exclusive SHAD program, exposing them to a potential career in patient-centred research.