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Research shows peak times for brain injuries December 7, 2009

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Construction in Ontario is rampant — but research into brain injuries in the construction industry isn’t.

U of T currently has 55 capital projects in construction across all three campuses. That means dozens of construction workers are on campus.

Scholars exercising their brains aren’t usually thinking about the brains of the workers putting those planks in place, but one U of T researcher is.

Over the last 15 years, Angela Colantonio, a professor in the Department of Occupational Science and Occupational Therapy, has studied the effects of aging and injury on the human brain.

“My larger body of research has multiple components,” she said. “One of those components is looking at acquired brain injury in the population from an epidemiological perspective, where we have done work particularly focusing on vulnerable populations. Now we are looking at high-risk workers.”

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