When he isn’t in the pool competing for the University of Calgary varsity swim team, Bogdan Knezevic immerses himself in his studies in the neuroscience program within the Faculty of Science. Knezevic says his parents are his inspiration to work hard.
In the early 1990s, his family left their home in Serbia to re-create a life in Canada. While this road wasn’t always easy for the family, Knezevic says his parents’ perseverance inspired him every day. And that’s the work ethic he’ll take with him to Oxford, England as a Rhodes Scholar.
Mental health problems in the workplace are a growing public health concern, costing Canadian companies $20 billion annually. Researchers know that women are twice as likely to suffer depression than men — but that does not mean men are immune to depression. A new Canada-wide research project, led by the University of Calgary, is the first to specifically target men in the workplace to address their attitudes towards e-health solutions for mental health.
An exciting new experimental treatment for depression is underway at Alberta Health Services’ Foothills Medical Centre.
Deep brain stimulation (DBS), in which surgically implanted electrodes deliver impulses to the brain, is being tested on people who have tried most other forms of treatment for depression without any relief.