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Brain Injury Canada Semi Annual Conference Location and Dates

Date: April 19-20, 2017
Location: Saint John, New Brunswick
Hotel: The Hilton Saint John
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In Memoriam: Harry Joseph Zarins, January 2, 1951 – December 26, 2016

Harry Zarins

It is with great sadness that we post this obituary of Mr. Harry Zarins, executive director of Brain Injury Canada. He served the organisation with great dedication and commitment. Brain Injury Canada will be honouring Mr Zarins and his contributions, at upcoming conferences and with future communications.

OTTAWA — McGill Athletics & Recreation is sad to announce the passing of Harry Zarins, a former athlete, coach and administrator at McGill University. He was 65.

A native of Montreal, he died in Ottawa on Dec. 26 of complications from lymphoma after a year-long battle with liver cancer. He had served the past eight years as executive director of the Brain Injury Association of Canada and was the chief executive officer of Water Polo Canada from 2005 to 2008.

Zarins was a university sports administrator for 26 years, with stints at McGill (1976 to 1991), Victoria (1991 to 1993) and Concordia, where he served as director of athletics from 1993 to 2002. After leaving the university scene, he was president of Harry Zarins Enterprises, a business management consultancy company, from 2002 to 2008.
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A short and inspiring 10 minute documentary featuring a number of brain injury survivors as they share their experiences with recovery and personal growth.

Features an original song composed for the film entitled “Purpose” composed by Timothy Trieste and performed by The Life of Pearls featuring singer Shann Bailey.