Student Recognition



July Student of the Month: Saori Ogura
July 18, 2022Name: Saori Ogura Program: Doctor of Philosophy in Rehabilitation Sciences (PhD) Supervisor: Dr. Sue 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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VCH Top Graduating Doctoral Student & Rising Star Award Recipients
June 30, 2022Join us in congratulating Jesse Charlton, recipient of VCH’s 2022 Top Graduating Doctoral Student Award, and Cristina Rubino, recipient of VCH’s 2022 Rising Star Award! These awards recognize outstanding efforts by VCHRI trainees for research excellence, service as role models and other contributions that each has made to benefit the Vancouver Coastal Health research community. […]

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Canada Graduate Scholarships-Masters Recipients
June 15, 2022Congratulations to Julia Dahlby and Niloufar Benam for being awarded the Canada Graduate Scholarships-Master’s (CGS-M)! The CGS-M is awarded to high-calibre scholars to help develop their research skills and assists in the training of highly qualified personnel. As recipients of this award administered by CIHR, Julia and Niloufar have the opportunity to fully concentrate on […]

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June Alumni of the Month: Julia Schmidt
June 1, 2022Name: Julia Schmidt Program: Postdoctoral Fellowship in Rehabilitation Sciences Graduated: 2019 Dissertation: Neurophysiological impacts of mild traumatic brain injury in children and youth How would you describe your research project in the UBC Rehabilitation Sciences program? After working for over 10 years as an occupational therapist in brain injury rehabilitation, I graduated with my PhD […]

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June Student of the Month: Calvin Tse
June 1, 2022Name: Calvin Tse Program: Doctor of Philosophy in Rehabilitation Sciences (PhD) Supervisor: Dr. Michael Hunt Tell us a little bit about your lab! In the Motion Analysis and Biofeedback Lab, led by Dr. Michael Hunt, our work focuses on the biomechanical risk factors associated with the development and progression of knee osteoarthritis. To study human […]

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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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