Congratulations to the 2021 Top Doctoral Student and Rising Star Award recipients!

It’s been a great week in the Department this week due to our trainees’ outstanding success in the VCHRI (Vancouver Coastal Health Research Institute) “Rising Star” and Doctoral student Awards! 2 of the 6 rising star awards were won by trainees from our department. These awards recognize research excellence, service as role models, and other contributions to the VCH Research community.

The list of winners is below, and more information on their achievements and their research can be found at the 2022 Top Doctoral Student and Rising Star Award. Congratulations to all!


The 2022 Top Graduating Doctoral Student award recipient:

Dr. Jesse Charlton

Supervisor: Dr. Michael Hunt
Area of research: Biomechanics

The 2022 Rising Star award recipient:

Cristina Rubino

Supervisor: Dr. Lara Boyd
Area of research: Motor learning