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Wilfrid Laurier University Faculty of Science
September 17, 2014
Canadian Excellence


MDRC is an internationally known centre for research of movement disorders - particularly Parkinson's disease - operating under Wilfrid Laurier University in Waterloo, Ontario.

We are trying to find answers to questions such as:

  • What causes freezing?
  • How do obstacles affect walking?
  • How does exercise affect Parkinson's symptoms?
  • What factors influence the progression of symptoms of Parkinson's?
  • What can we learn that will assist people living with Parkinson's in their daily activities?

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For more information on how you can be involved in research,

contact MDRC by calling 519-884-0710 Ext 3924 or e-mail


TESTIMONY:  "I am very thankful for the opportunity to participate in the PD exercise classes and research studies at the MDRC.  I have noticed a definite improvement in my mobility. I twist and bend with less difficulty.  My biggest challenge is poor balance, and I need and appreciate the assistance and encouragement of the student volunteers.  Also, the social aspect has been a benefit to my sense of well-being.  Talking to others with PD has helped me accept what I have and to go forward with a positive attitude.  THANK YOU, MDRC!"  - Dave 


2nd Annual KooL 105.3 Parkinson Golf Classic
Friday, June 13, 2014 at Rebel Creek


HOST SPONSOR - Kenmore Homes


CART SPONSOR - Dynamic Funds


HOLE SPONSORS - Fidelity Investments, Kinzie Financial, Atlas Medic,
Canadian Amputee Hockey Teamn, Cardy Winters and Simon,
CI Investments, Conway Furniture, Fountainhead Talent,
In memory of Bill Renaud, JD Industries, Madok Manufacturing Ltd.,
ROI Group Inc, Wannop & Saji Law Office, Wellington Motors

and all other donors and supporters for making this year's tournament and fundraising efforts a success!


7th Annual Laurier Loop
(Sep 28)
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Waterloo Record Newspaper - MDRC joins national strategy to fight dementia
(Headline - Sep 13)
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(Headline - Sep 05)
Waterloo Parkinson's centre celebrates decade of helping patients
(News - May 12)
Matt Lasswell receives movement disorders research award
(Headline - May 01)
Laurier student researchers receive prestigious honours for work on Parkinsonís disease
(Headline - Apr 29)
Shannon Lefaivre receives International Summer Fellowship from Parkinson's Disease Foundation
(Headline - Apr 16)
Eric Beck receives Ontario Graduate Scholarship
(Headline - Apr 16)
Boston University researcher to speak at Laurier for Parkinson's Awareness Month
(Campus Update - Apr 07)
Dr. Almeida invited speaker in Israel
(Headline - Feb 05)
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