Janice Eng wins 2010 YWCA Women of Distinction Award
Janice Eng received a YWCA Women of Distinction Award in the category for Health and Active Living at an awards gala Tuesday June 1. The Women of Distinction Awards began in 1984 to honour, encourage and recognize women whose outstanding activities and achievements contribute to the health and future of the community. It is recognized nationally as one of the most prestigious awards for women.
She was recognized for the advances she has made in the treatment of people with chronic conditions through her research translation activities. Her efforts to build bridges between the academic research and clinical communities include the Fitness and Mobility Exercise Program (FAME) and Spinal Cord Injury Rehabilitation Evidence (SCIRE) and Graded Repetitive Arm Supplementary Programs (GRASP). The awards committee also acknowledged her work in mentorship and in training the next generation of rehabilitation scientists.