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Epilepsy Awareness

Student says a career as a paramedic will help her educate others about epilepsy

October 18, 2018

By Deron Hamel Rebekah Pregent has a knack for helping others and educating people about epilepsy whenever possible. It’s fitting that she’s studying to become a paramedic, a career that will enable her to put her passions to work. When applying for an Osler Epilepsy Scholarship this year, Rebekah was asked to write about a…

Student with epilepsy says Lord of the Rings actor inspired him to maximize potential

September 20, 2018

By Deron Hamel Eric Jose’s dream has been to enter the business world, and he has taken his first step towards achieving this as a student at the Smith School of Business at Queen’s University in Kingston. He also started experiencing absence seizures – which are seizures characterized by brief lapses in consciousness – at…

Meet Drew Woodley, Epilepsy Ontario’s new director of government relations

July 19, 2018

By Deron Hamel Drew Woodley has been hired as Epilepsy Ontario’s director of government relations, a new role the organization has created to encourage on-going sustainable investment from the provincial government for epilepsy community agencies and support programs. He started the position on a permanent basis in July. Woodley comes to the role after working…