Student Recognition



November Student of the Month: Wendy Hartford
November 1, 2022Name: Wendy Hartford Program: PhD Supervisor: Laura Nimmon Tell us a little bit about your lab! I work in my PhD supervisor’s Dr. Laura Nimmon’s lab.  Dr. Nimmon is an Associate Professor in the Department of Occupational Science and Occupational Therapy, and Scientist at the Centre for Health Education Scholarship (CHES). It is a dynamic […]

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November Alumni of the Month: Shie Rinat
November 1, 2022Name: Shie Rinat Program: Master’s of Science in Rehabilitation Sciences (MSc) Graduated: 2019 Dissertation: Functional Connectivity in Children with Developmental Coordination Disorder: An Exploratory Study How would you describe your research project in the UBC Rehabilitation Sciences program? During my MSc studies I investigated functional connectivity of children with developmental coordination disorder (DCD) using resting-state […]

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RSEC in UBC’s Day of the Longboat
October 7, 2022On October 1st, some of our RHSC students competed in one of UBC’s most memorable events of the year! The Day of the Longboat is a longstanding tradition that brings hundreds of students together in teams, where they paddle race along the beautiful shores of Jericho Beach. This iconic event is nothing short of the perfect day, full […]

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October Student of the Month: Ryan Stein
September 30, 2022Name: Ryan Stein Program: MSc Supervisor: Teresa Liu-Ambrose Tell us a little bit about your lab! The Aging, Mobility, and Cognitive Health Lab, directed by Dr. Teresa Liu-Ambrose, focuses broadly on defining the role of targeted exercise training and physical activity to improve the health and quality of life of older adults. In particular, our research […]

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October Alumni of the Month: Stephanie Glegg
September 29, 2022Name: Stephanie Glegg Program: Doctor of Philosophy in Rehabilitation Sciences (PhD) Graduated: 2019 Dissertation: Strengthening networks to improve knowledge translation in paediatric healthcare. How would you describe your research project in the UBC Rehabilitation Sciences program? My doctoral research used social network analysis to examine how the patterns of connections among health care providers, researchers, and […]

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September Alumni of the Month
September 6, 2022Name: Megan MacGillivary Program: Doctor of Philosophy in Rehabilitation Sciences (PhD) Graduated: May 2019 Dissertation: Effects of motor-skill based wheelchair propulsion training on biomechanics, gross mechanical efficiency, and variability in older adults How would you describe your research project in the UBC Rehabilitation Sciences program? My PhD research examined the importance of wheelchair propulsion training […]

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September Student of the Month: Aishwarya Shenoy
September 6, 2022Name: Aishwarya Shenoy Program: Doctor of Philosophy in Rehabilitation Sciences (PhD) Supervisor: Dr. Courtney Pollock Tell us a little bit about your lab! Research at the Mobility and Balance Rehabilitation (MBR) Lab mainly focuses on understanding the fundamental mechanisms of motor control of walking balance and balance reactions. Most importantly, our lab aims to advance […]

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Olivia Tsihlias Awarded the Syd Vernon Graduate Student Award
August 26, 2022Congratulations to Olivia Tsihlias for being awarded the Syd Vernon Graduate Student Award as part of the 2022 Spring Awards competition! The Syd Vernon Fund for the Disabled supports charitable organizations for the betterment of persons with mental, physical or sensory disabilities. The Fund also supports the advancement of education for those persons committed to […]

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July Student of the Month: Saori Ogura
July 18, 2022Name: Saori Ogura Program: Doctor of Philosophy in Rehabilitation Sciences (PhD) Supervisor: Dr. Susan Forwell What project are you currently working on? Maintaining agricultural biodiversity is key to adapt to climate change. Under the supervision of Prof. Susan Forwell, I’m exploring the meaning of traditional small grains cultivation to farmers and their community members in […]

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July Alumni of the Month: Mike Prescott
July 15, 2022Name: Michael Prescott Program: Doctor of Philosophy in Rehabilitation Sciences (PhD) Graduated: May 2021 Dissertation: Towards a conceptual framework of navigation for people who use wheeled mobility devices in the community How would you describe your research project in the UBC Rehabilitation Sciences program? The focus of my research was on the mobility challenges people […]

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