At the 2019 Lawson Impact Awards, Saagar Walia was awarded the Staff Award of Excellence for his contributions in his role as research coordinator and manager for the Research 2 Practice (R2P) team at Parkwood Institute Research (PIR), a program of Lawson Health Research Institute (Lawson).
They have been called the ‘time bomb’ of cardiology - ascending aortic aneurysms grow for decades without any warning signs and can be fatal once they rupture. They have taken the lives of well-known actors Alan Thicke and John Ritter and are a leading cause of death in North America.
“I just wasn’t myself,” says Major Ronald Miller when reflecting on his experience with post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD). “I could see a significant change in my personality that just wasn’t me.”
Major Miller first joined the Canadian Armed Forces in 1971 as a young infantry private in the 1st Battalion, The Royal Canadian Regiment and later became an Officer in the Royal Canadian Artillery, which included a tour in Germany during the Cold War.