News & Announcements

  • How exercise can boost cancer treatment and recovery

    How exercise can boost cancer treatment and recovery

    Dr. Kristin Campbell shares how exercise can help in the fight against cancer—and how people can get involved in their research.

  • Dr Jackie Whittaker Receives Arthritis Society Canada Funding

    Dr Jackie Whittaker Receives Arthritis Society Canada Funding

    Congratulations to Dr Jackie Whittaker’s team for securing a 3-year Arthritis Society Canada Strategic Operating Grant.

  • ‘Smart glove’ can boost hand mobility of stroke patients

    ‘Smart glove’ can boost hand mobility of stroke patients

    This month, a group of stroke survivors in B.C. will test a new technology designed to aid their recovery, and ultimately restore the use of their limbs and hands. Participants will wear a new groundbreaking “smart glove” capable of tracking their hand and finger movements during rehabilitation exercises supervised by Dr. Janice Eng, a leading…

  • Year in Review 2023

    Year in Review 2023

    As 2023 starts to wind down I think I can safely say that here in the Department of Physical Therapy, we are all looking forward to a well-deserved holiday. We have many reasons to celebrate, and every excuse to relax for a couple of weeks. I’m incredibly proud to be part of a department that…

  • New Health Research BC Funding

    New Health Research BC Funding

    Congratulations to our researchers who received new funding from Michael Smith Health Research BC through the 2023 Convening & Collaborating (C2) and Reach programs. These funding programs are enabling health researchers to foster collaboration, disseminate and implement evidence, and increase the impact of their research — ultimately improving the health of people and communities in…

  • Expanding Access to Pediatric Care

    Expanding Access to Pediatric Care

    Unveiling Our Early Intervention Physiotherapy Clinic

  • Dr Lara Boyd Receives a Distinguished University Scholar Award

    Dr Lara Boyd Receives a Distinguished University Scholar Award

    Dr Lara Boyd has been recognized as a 2023 Distinguished University Scholar for her work in motor learning and developing novel therapeutic approaches that stimulate recovery after a stroke.

  • Drs Lara Boyd and Courtney Pollock Receive Federal Funding

    Drs Lara Boyd and Courtney Pollock Receive Federal Funding

    Congratulations to Drs Lara Boyd and Courtney Pollock for receiving funding to pursue new research avenues. This investment supports more than 30 projects in cancer therapy, childhood speech development, spinal cord injury and beyond.

  • Dr Linda Li Becomes New Scientific Director of BC SUPPORT Unit

    Dr Linda Li Becomes New Scientific Director of BC SUPPORT Unit

    The BC SUPPORT Unit, part of Michael Smith Health Research BC, welcomes Dr. Linda Li as its scientific director, effective August 1st. Linda is an experienced scientific leader and an expert in patient-oriented research.

  • National Physiotherapy Month

    National Physiotherapy Month

    In honour of National Physiotherapy Month, meet some of the outstanding physical therapists throughout British Columbia.