Student Recognition



May Alumni of the Month: Shannon Lim
May 4, 2022Name: Shannon Lim Program: Master of Physical Therapy (MPT) / Doctor of Philosophy in Rehabilitation Sciences (PhD) Graduated: November 2021 Dissertation: Shedding light on the brain–Characterizing functional brain activation during simple and complex walking after stroke How would you describe your research project in the UBC Rehabilitation Sciences program? My dissertation was focused on measuring […]

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May Student of the Month: Tyrone Scales
May 4, 2022Name: Tyrone Scales Program: Doctor of Philosophy in Rehabilitation Sciences (PhD) Supervisor: Dr. Ben Mortenson Tell us a little bit about your lab! I am a part of the Mortenson Lab led by Dr. Ben Mortenson. Our lab has a mix of experience bringing together different backgrounds to work on research related to aging, assistive […]

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April Alumni of the Month: Jasmin Ma
April 8, 2022Name: Jasmin Ma Program: Doctor of Philosophy in Rehabilitation Sciences (PhD) Graduated: 2018 How would you describe your research project in the UBC Rehabilitation Sciences program? First off, I want to acknowledge how fortunate I was to work with the students, staff, and faculty in the Rehab Sciences program. I often joke that even though I’ve changed faculties, they can’t […]

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April Student of the Month: Melika Kangarani Farahani
April 6, 2022Name: Melika Kangarani Farahani Program: Doctor of Philosophy in Rehabilitation Sciences (PhD) Supervisor: Dr. Jill Zwicker Tell us a little bit about your lab! I am a PhD candidate working with Dr. Jill Zwicker at the BC Children’s Hospital Research Institute (BCCHRI). Our research focuses on understanding brain correlates and neuroplasticity in children with neurodevelopmental disorders […]

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March Alumni of the Month: Ed Giesbrecht
March 14, 2022Name: Ed Giesbrecht Program: Doctor of Philosophy in Rehabilitation Sciences (PhD) Dissertation: Development and Feasibility Evaluation of an mHealth Intervention for Manual Wheelchair Skills Training with Older Adults Graduated: September 2016 How would you describe your research project in the UBC Rehabilitation Sciences program? My experience in the Rehab Sciences program was both challenging and […]

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March Student of the Month: Kohle Merry
March 14, 2022Name: Kohle Merry Program: Doctor of Philosophy in Rehabilitation Sciences (PhD) Supervisor: Dr. Alex Scott Tell us a little bit about your lab! The Tendon Injury Prevention and Rehabilitation research group led by Dr. Alex Scott targets a widespread problem, overuse injuries and chronically painful tendon disorder in workers and athletes. One unique element of […]

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January Alumni of the Month: Krista Best
January 14, 2022Name: Krista Best Program: Doctor of Philosophy in Rehabilitation Sciences (PhD) Dissertation: Manual wheelchair users: Understanding participation and skill Graduated: Spring 2015 How would you describe your research project in the UBC Rehabilitation Sciences program? My program of research focusses on mobility, assistive technology, adapted physical activity, and social participation with applications in clinical and […]

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January Student of the Month: Ally Giesbrecht
January 14, 2022Program: Master of Science in Rehabilitation Sciences (MSc) Supervisor: Dr. Skye Barbic Tell us a little bit about your lab! Our lab is led by Dr. Skye Barbic and is focused largely on mental health, youth, and measurement. Every other week, the post-doctoral students organize research rounds where trainees get to hear from different researchers […]

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RAINCOAT Podcast Receives $1,000 AMS Funding
December 6, 2021RAINCOAT (Research And INnovation for COllective impAcT) aims to instill a different mindset of how academia, industry, and communities can work together on complex problems and improve knowledge translation. What is the inspiration behind RAINCOAT? Knowledge Translation and its’ idea of researchers interacting with knowledge users has immense potential but has not been used to […]

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November Alumni of the Month: Michelle Yang
November 30, 2021Name: Michelle Yang Program: Master of Science in Rehabilitation Sciences (MSc) Dissertation: Understanding Chronic Disease Management in Older Adults During the COVID-19 Pandemic Graduated: November 2021 How would you describe your research project in the UBC Rehabilitation Sciences program? My research focused on areas of chronic disease prevention and management, health promotion, and telehealth. Specifically, […]

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