The Game Changers
The Game Changers is a storytelling campaign featuring some of the groundbreaking research, innovative ideas and incredible people we have working behind the scenes to redefine the future of rehab at UHN. The series will run monthly through the rest of 2022 putting a spotlight on every corner of KITE, from our trainees, staff and scientists, to our labs, clinics and even the operating room.
Walter Schroeder sold a successful business to become a full-time philanthropist. Here’s his story and why he chose to donate $20 million to KITE and Toronto Rehab
The Walter & Maria Schroeder Foundation launched in 2015. They have thought carefully about what causes to support and found an opportunity in the medical field
The Quintessential Game Changer
How Dr. Geoff Fernie helped turn a small rehabilitation institute into a world-leading research centre.
I always loved making things; I loved engineering. – Dr. Geoff Fernie
When the researcher becomes the patient
KITE Scientist Dr. Alex Mihailidis experienced the rehab system first-hand after a devastating spinal cord injury. The ordeal altered how his team works with patients and clinicians.
As a patient, I learned a lot about the rehab experience and where I, as a researcher, could do better.
KITE Clinics Brings Clinicians and Researchers Together
KITE Innovations and Rehab Clinics is making access to novel therapies possible by simultaneously supporting groundbreaking research and patient care.
We connect researchers with clinicians, and in the end, both parties benefit. – Tharshini Chandra, Clinical Manager for KITE Clinics
Rehab at the ready
When COVID-19 hit, KITE launched a comprehensive tele-rehab program within weeks. It’s now helping other institutions connect with their own patients virtually.
It was pretty clear right away that the only thing that was going to work was virtual rehab. – Dr. Mark Bayley
Park Access for All
A game-changing research project from KITE hopes to make Canada's national parks easier to navigate for people with disabilities.
Our focus is helping more people enjoy our national parks. – Dr. Tilak Dutta
MyndTec brings one of KITE’s scientific breakthroughs to market
Bringing life-saving technology to patients often involves entrepreneurial innovation.
MyndMove takes the burden off patients, caregivers and the healthcare system, and more importantly improves the patient’s quality of life and ability to go out into the community. – Dr. Naaz Desai
Training tomorrow’s top talent
KITE’s focus on innovation and collaboration is helping a new crop of researchers develop cutting-edge strategies that will lead to patients living more fulsome lives.
It’s truly unique and exceptionally valuable to have trainees from so many different and complementary disciplines working together and learning from each other under one roof. – Dr. Jennifer Campos
How a state-of-the-art robot is making complex brain surgery easier
New technologies at UHN are changing the way neurosurgeons work and epilepsy patients live.
You could imagine a day when the robot basically does the entire surgery itself, with human oversight. – Dr. Taufik Valiante
The Game Changers is a storytelling campaign featuring some of the groundbreaking research, innovative ideas and incredible people we have working behind the scenes to redefine the future of rehab at UHN. The series will run monthly through the rest of 2022 putting a spotlight on every corner of KITE, from our trainees, staff and scientists, to our labs, clinics and even the operating room.More Info