Student Recognition



October Student of the Month: Natasha Damiano
October 22, 2021Program: Doctor of Philosophy in Rehabilitation Sciences (PhD) Supervisor: Dr. Suzanne Huot Tell us a little bit about your lab! Our ‘lab’ is not a physical space, but a group of like-minded students interested in Occupational Science and the social and contextual dimensions of health and wellbeing. Our shared Supervisor and mentor is Dr. Suzanne […]

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October Alumni of the Month: Ryan Falck
October 22, 2021Name: Ryan Falk Program: Doctor of Philosophy in Rehabilitation Sciences (PhD) Dissertation: Chasing Time: The Specific Impacts and Dynamic Relationships of Physical Activity, Sedentary Behaviour, and Sleep on Older Adults’ Cognitive Health Graduated: Spring 2020 How would you describe your research project in the UBC Rehabilitation Sciences program? My PhD thesis examined how physical activity, […]

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PhD Candidate Bev Larssen Awarded the 2021 KKG Foundation of Canada Scholarship
October 1, 2021Congratulations to Bev Larssen, a student in the combined MPT/PhD program, for being the recipient of the 2021 KKG Foundation of Canada Scholarship. As a recipient of this award, Bev has made significant contributions in rehabilitation therapy for stroke survivors. Bev’s research investigates the mechanisms and neuroanatomy that support motor learning/re-learning during physical rehabilitation using […]

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September Alumni of the Month: Brodie Sakakibara
September 23, 2021Name: Brodie Sakakibara Program: Doctor of Philosophy in Rehabilitation Sciences (PhD) Dissertation: Towards an Understanding of Self-Efficacy with Using a Manual Wheelchair. Graduated: 2013 How would you describe your research project in the UBC Rehabilitation Sciences program? I completed my PhD focusing on self-efficacy, mobility, and participation among wheelchair users, with Dr. Bill Miller. My […]

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September Student of the Month: Olivia Hutchinson
September 23, 2021Program: Master of Science in Rehabilitation Sciences (MSc) Supervisor: Dr. Jordan Guenette Tell us a little bit about your lab! The Cardiopulmonary Exercise Physiology Laboratory does research to better understand the physiological factors that limit exercise tolerance across the spectrum of health and chronic lung disease. What project are you currently working on? Olivia’s M.Sc. […]

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Four Year Doctoral Fellowship (4YF) Awarded to Débora Petry Moecke
September 22, 2021Congratulations to Débora Petry Moecke for being awarded the Four Year Doctoral Fellowship (4YF)! The Four Year Doctoral Fellowship program ensures UBC’s best PhD students are provided with financial support of at least $18,000 per year plus tuition for a maximum of four years of their PhD studies or until the end of their 5th […]

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August Student of the Month: Sarah Park
August 18, 2021My project focuses on the use of telerehabilitation for lower extremity recovery post-stroke using the TRAIL program.

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Atieh Yekta Awarded WorkSafeBC Research Training Award
July 19, 2021Congratulations to Atieh Yekta for being awarded the WorkSafeBC Research Training Award!

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July Student of the Month: Linda Truong
July 5, 2021My thesis work has been inspired by my 10-year clinical experience as a physiotherapist. The overall arching goal of my program is to understand the influence of social support on participation in physical activity and exercise therapy [...]

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Justin Turner Awarded Joseph-Armand Bombardier Scholarship (CGS-D)
July 5, 2021Congratulations to Justin Turner for being awarded the SSHRC Joseph-Armand Bombardier Scholarship (CGS-D)!

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