Jordan finished her Bachelor of Social Work degree at the University of Victoria this summer and has a background in community work from working with federal parolees as a counselor to helping set up care and community arrangements with the Victoria Epilepsy and Parkinson’s Center in Victoria. She is passionate about areas such as social justice, disability rights and advocacy and was herself born with physical disabilities and this is a big part of her reason for being passionate about peer support and the importance of it.
Jordan has lived in various places around the world, growing up in...
Is the Purpose of Sleep to Let Our Brains “Defragment,” Like a Hard Drive?
(adapted from an article in Discover Magazine)
Why do we sleep? We spend a third of our lives doing so, and all known animals with a nervous system either sleep, or show some kind of related behaviour. But scientists still don’t know what the point of it is.
There are plenty of theories. Some researchers argue that sleep has no specific function, but rather serves as evolution’s way of keeping us inactive, to save energy and keep us safely tucked away at those times of day when there’s not much point being awake. On...
VBIS is ecstatic to announce we’ve been selected as one of the 20 charities for the 2012 Goodlife Fitness Victoria Marathon Charity Pledge Program!
The big race will take place on Sunday, October 7th, which means we have 248 days to get the community involved in this great event.
VBIS will be raising awareness and funds by forming a Walk & Run Team and Cheer Squad. Victorians can support VBIS by donating pledges to the team or individual participants, or by coming out to cheer on the big day!!
Whether you walk, run or cheer, we’d love to have you on our team, so give Anna a call at...
Listen to Victoria Brain Injury Society Board President Stephen McKenzie on CBC's All Points West! Posted on Monday, Jan 16th, skip ahead to 6:12 to hear about the McKenzie family's journey through brain injury.