Concussion research at WesternU receives $3M with support of NHLPA

August 20, 2018

Western University has received over $3M in funding to better understand the symptoms of concussions with an aim to finding new ways to stop the injuries’ adverse effects. The money comes from the completion of the National Hockey League Players’ Association (NHLPA) challenge, which began six years ago with the NHLPA’s $500K initial gift that called on the community to build on it to reach the $3.1M figure. The funds will go toward Western’s Schulich School of Medicine and Dentistry as part of See the Line, a 10-year program that is looking to educate athletes, coaches, parents and others in the community about the impact of concussion. “It provided a unique challenge for us,” said Schulich Dean Michael Strong of raising the additional funds. “It challenged the community to step up to the plate and donate the $2.65 million that was required.” London Free Press | Global News | WesternU