Bruyère Research Institute

Message from the President 

Heidi SveistrupHeidi Sveistrup, PhD, is a current Bruyère Research Institute (BRI) investigator. She also sits on the Centre for Learning, Research and Innovation in Long-Term Care steering committee and has been a BRI board director since 2010. Heidi’s research focus at Bruyère is in stroke rehabilitation and the use of technologies to support wellness, engagement and long life.


Heidi is a full academic professor in the School of Rehabilitation Sciences, Faculty of Health Sciences, University of Ottawa. Heidi served as vice-dean, Research and Graduate Studies for the Faculty of Health Sciences for eight years. She is also a member of the University of Ottawa’s Brain and Mind Research Institute.

In the community, Heidi is the vice-chair of the Champlain Regional Stroke Network (CRSN) steering committee, chair of the CRSN education committee and a member of the Veterans Ombudsman advisory committee.