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Wilfrid Laurier University Faculty of Science
August 31, 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


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


3rd Annual KooL 105.3 Parkinson Golf Classic
Tuesday, June 2, 2015 at Rebel Creek

We are proud to announce a profit of $25,500 which will be shared between Parkinson Society Southwestern Ontario (PSSO) and the Sun Life Financial Movement Disorders Research and Rehabilitation Centre (MDRC)

THANK YOU to our many sponsors,donors and supporters

Host Sponsor - HollisWealth
Platinum Sponsors - DynamicFunds and Kenmore Homes
Gold Sponsors- Fidelity Investments, Northern Digital Inc, Scotiabank
Exclusive Hole Sponsors - Kuntz Electroplating Inc., ROI Group Inc
Hole Sponsors -
- Anne Kinzie/Kinzie Financial
- Cardy Winters and Simon
- DEI & Associates
- Fountainhead
- In memory of Bill Renaud
- In Memory of Norm Pike
- JD Industries
- Madok Manufacturing Ltd
- Mackenzie Investments
- Michael Wannop Law Office


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Canadian Consortium on Neurodegeneration in Aging chose MDRC as site
(Headline - Jun 22)
Graduate and MDRC researcher receives top honour at convocation
(Headline - Jun 12)
Graduate Students Receive NASPSPA Awards
(Headline - Jun 11)
MDRC Student Wins Teaching Award
(Headline - Apr 23)
International Speakers in Waterloo for Parkinson's Month
(Headline - Apr 01)
Laurier M.Sc.graduate 2012 continues research
(Headline - Mar 31)
MDRC students receive awards
(Headline - Mar 13)
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)
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