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Wilfrid Laurier University Faculty of Science
January 29, 2015

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


10 year old MALCOLM AND 8 year old CAMERON ALMEIDA
are helping MDRC!

Visit the events page to learn how . . .

Click on the following link to watch the promotional video -


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!


Int'l Conference on Parkinson's Disease and Movement Disorder
(Aug 11 - Aug 13)
Bluewater Association for Lifelong Learning
(Mar 17)
Full Events Calendar
Submit an Event


MDRC research featured in top medical website
(Headline - Jan 09)
Laurier Ph.D student wins prestigious award at Brazilian Conference of Motor Behaviour
(Headline - Nov 26)
Dr. Almeida keynote speaker at Brazilian Congress of Motor Behaviour
(Headline - Oct 17)
Laurier Loop Results Are In! MDRC benefits
(Headline - Oct 17)
7th Annual Laurier Loop this Weekend!
(Headline - Sep 25)
Waterloo Record Newspaper - MDRC joins national strategy to fight dementia
(Headline - Sep 13)
(Headline - Sep 11)
(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)
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