- Desmond Tutu​

IMPROVING HUMAN LIFE

SOLIDARITY WITH INDIGENOUS COMMUNITIES
​AND ALL OPPRESSED MINORITIES

​​Who are we? 

RESTORING HUMAN FUNCTION

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“To remain neutral in systems of injustice, you have chosen the side of the oppressor.”

In light of the tragic discovery in Kamloops, Canada, SMART Network offers its sincere condolences to Indigenous communities across Canada and the world. 

We stand with all oppressed minorities and will continue to work diligently to abolish systemic racism and wholly embrace equity, diversity and inclusivity. 

Led by Dr. Vivian Mushahwar, the Network is proud to be established on the foundation of diversity and equality.
​We are a multi-disciplinary team that celebrates each member’s unique set of knowledge, expertise and perspective and are a stronger network because of these individual differences. 

We are proud role models of inclusivity and will continue to uphold these principles.

The SMART Network is a state-of-the-art center for researchers from engineering, medicine, rehabilitation, computer science, neuroscience, and social sciences who have come together to generate knowledge related to neural injuries and diseases, and to translate that knowledge into intelligent medical devices and innovative rehabilitation interventions. 


The Network was established with funds from the Canada Foundation for Innovation and the Economic Development and Trade Provincial Ministry, and its goal is to provide a well-equipped and comprehensive interdisciplinary, multi-sector environment to foster innovation and create solutions that would improve patient outcomes and quality of life while minimizing costs.