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Media Releases

03.18.24    Local program boosts clinical trial participation among Canadian cancer patients

09.06.23    WE-SPARK Health Institute releases 4th Annual Impact Report

08.31.23    $345,000 awarded for local health research

05.12.23    Researchers, doctors, survivors, volunteers gather at the Windsor/Essex Brain Tumour Research Lab

04.17.23    WE-SPARK Health Institute hosting event to support health innovation in Windsor/Essex 

03.08.23    Regional health institute marks 3-year milestone of one-of-a-kind Windsor/Essex innovation

03.02.23    $750,000 awarded to UWindsor researchers to pursue "surprise" cancer discovery

11.25.22    St. Clair College receives $720,000 to tackle youth homelessness and school nutrition

11.16.22    Erie Shores HealthCare joins WE-SPARK Health Institute

11.10.22    Students create chalk mural campaign to promote confidence in vaccination against COVID-19

11.08.22    Internationally recognized experts to speak at local research conference

09.30.22    Post secondary students creating art installation to booster COVID vaccine confidence

08.22.22:   WE-SPARK Health Institute Releases 3rd Annual Impact Report

08.16.22:   Health Institute surpasses $1M in research grants

04.25.22:   Research findings show children’s mental health worsens when COVID-19 cases surge

04.19.22:   Fundraising event to support healthcare innovation in Windsor/Essex

11.15.21:   St. Clair College and University of Windsor Students Host Event to Address Vaccine Hesitancy

10.18.21:   Research Results Show Effectiveness of Homemade Masks by Community Group

10.04.21:   WE-SPARK Health Institite and the Schulich School of Medicine and Dentistry Appoint Medical Student Research Associate

09.13.21:   Local Partners to Host Inaugural Virtual Conference for Caregivers to Loved Ones with Mental Illness and/or Addictions; Registration Now Open

08.30.21:   WE-SPARK Health Institute Publishes 2nd Annual Impact Report

08.11.21:   New study reveals impact of COVID-19 on children's mental health in Southwestern Ontario

08.04.21:   $287,000 Awarded for Local Health Research

07.26.21:    New Real-Time Tool for Early Detection of COVID-19 Cases

03.30.21:   Volunteer Organization Hits 50,000 Milestone in Homemade Masks & Scrub Caps

03.05.21:   $287,450 Awarded for Local Health Research

02.03.21:    Public Event to Address Vaccine Hesitancy in Windsor-Essex

12.11.20:    WE-SPARK Health Institute Acquires World Class REDCap Licence

11.26.20:   International Cancer Research Conference an Overwhelming Success

09.24.20:   Local Research Team Publishes Findings on Acute Impact of the COVID-19 Pandemic on Children’s Mental Health in  Southwestern Ontario

09.21.20:    Community Organization Reaches 25,000 Milestone in Hand-Made Masks and Caps for Windsor-Essex

09.04.20:    Researchers and Healthcare Leaders Pair Up For COVID Conversations

09.01.20:    WE-SPARK Health Institute Releases First Impact Report

08.04.20:   WE-SPARK Health Institute Seeking Applicants for $180,000 Grant Program

07.22.20:    Local Cancer Research Organization Recognizes Ambassadors of Hope

07.10.20:    Volunteer Organization Receives City of Windsor Donations

07.06.20:    Virtual Events to Answer Public Questions About COVID-19

06.30.20:   Impact of COVID19 on Mental Health of Children in Windsor-Essex

06.26.20:   Creating Meaningful Research Experiences for Students

05.13.20:   Demand for Masks and Scrub Caps for Healthcare Workers Outpacing Supply

04.21.20:   $143,000 Awarded Locally for COVID-19 Research

03.30.20:   WE-SPARK Health Institute Launches COVID-19 Resource Hub

03.09.20:   WE-SPARK Heath Institute Officially Launches

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