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Pushing Sports Psychedelics to the Forefront

Empower Psychedelics was founded by retired Rugby Player Jonathan Hill and retired Professional/Collegiate Hockey Player, First Responder Nigel Smith in May 2020.  With a commitment to psychedelic science, they are on a mission to provide novel therapies to those who have experienced traumatic situations and injury.

Today Empower Psychedelics is focused on bridging the gap between athletes, first responders and psychedelics, taking residency at the HealthTech District in Surrey BC.  Empower Psychedelics will continue to push research and development initiatives forward, exploring alternative treatment opportunities for athletes, first responders, military veterans and individuals that are suffering from mental and/or physical health conditions.

With strong roots in the Rugby World, Co Founders, Jonathan Hill and Nigel Smith are committed to donating resources as well as supporting the development of Rugby in Canada.  The team has recently aligned with Iron Neck, and is exploring opportunities in concussion prevention and rehabilitation with their revolutionary product.

Fostering the sport psychedelics conversation, Jonathan Hill and Nigel Smith believe Empower Psychedelics will create a holistic container where research and practical applications for psychedelic therapies collide to enable humans to live better and recover faster.  On November 01, 2021, the Canadian Classics Rugby, announced Empower Psychedelics as their official sponsor.  Aligning with EMPOWER’s mission, the Canadian Classics Rugby is a non-profit organization that honours First Responder and Military veterans through fundraising efforts, health & wellness retreats and providing a community.

Learn more about Empower Psychedelics : .

Empower Psychedelics Founding Team

Jonathan Hill : Jonathan Hill is a retired rugby player with career highlights that include: first grade rugby union in Australia (NSW), UBC Varsity XV, selection to Canadian national team for three world university championships, and experience with national U20 and Mens 7’s programs.  Shortly after retiring Jonathan moved from the field to the boardroom, founding three startup companies and most recently Co-Founding Empower Psychedelics. 

Nigel Smith : Nigel Smith is a Retired Professional/Collegiate Hockey Player with career highlights that include playing for the ECHL and a call up to the AHL.  Today, Nigel is the Co-Founder of Empower Psychedelics, a First Responder, Entrepreneur and undertaking a Master’s in Clinical Neuroscience.



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