Get to Know: brain expert Dr. Michael Gaetz talks NHL enforcers, Reconciliation and his unusual path to education
The beautiful thing about academics is that it is never too late to learn and it doesn’t have to come in a perfectly straight path. Dr. Michael Gaetz, an associate professor in Kinesiology at UFV, took the long road from working in a gas station in his early adulthood to becoming one of the country’s most renowned concussion and brain researchers.
In this episode of the Get to Know podcast, Dave Pinton from the UFV communications team talks to Dr. Gaetz about his atypical academic journey, the controversial research on CTE (Chronic traumatic encephalopathy) in relation to former NHL enforcers, and mental health research.
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