News & Announcements

Dr Linda Li Receives a 2022 Faculty of Medicine Distinguished Achievement Award

Each year, the Faculty of Medicine recognizes faculty members who exemplify exceptional contributions in the areas of education, research and/or service, and who are dedicated to advancing both the Faculty’s values and vision of transforming health for everyone. Congratulations to Dr Linda Li – recipient of a 2022 Faculty of Medicine Distinguished Achievement Award for […]

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 […]

BC Gov News – Expanded UBC Master of Physical Therapy Program Coming to Surrey

View the full press release here. View the Faculty of Medicine article here. More people in Surrey and the Fraser Valley will be able to pursue careers in physical therapy at a new training space coming to Surrey. “Physical therapists provide vital and life-improving services for British Columbians. We know there’s an increasing need for […]

Jason Craig joins as a PT Knowledge Broker

July is a time of transition in the position of PT Knowledge Broker working with Alison Hoens – we say a heartfelt thank you to Paul Blazey for his exemplary work over the past year and extend a warm welcome to Jason Craig who steps into the position. We wish Paul all the best for […]

Dr Alex Scott awarded 2022 Innovation and Translational Research Award

VCHRI’s Innovative and Translation Research Awards fund innovative research that will improve health care systems and the well-being of patients across Vancouver Coastal Health and Providence Health Care. This year’s recipients are putting new knowledge into practice, implementing research outcomes and turning discoveries into commercial opportunities.

BBC – CrowdScience: How do you balance on a bicycle?

AUDIO: Dr Lara Boyd explained the science behind how we learn to ride a bicycle.

National Physiotherapy Month 2022

May is National Physiotherapy Month in Canada. Physical therapists are primary care professionals who work in a variety of settings, such as rehabilitation centers, hospitals, community health centers, and private clinics in both rural and urban areas. This month,  physiotherapists in every province and territory have a chance to talk about their profession, and the […]

OPERAS App Wins the Arthritis Society Olga Munari Ideator Award

Congratulations to Dr Linda Li and her team who won the Arthritis Society Olga Munari Ideator Award for the OPERAS App development.    At the inaugural Arthritis Ideator Awards, OPERAS received the Arthritis Society Olga Munari Ideator Award. The four winners were selected from among eight finalists who presented their innovations to the judges at […]

OPERAS Arthritis Tool Selected as a Finalist – Arthritis Society People’s Choice Award

We are excited to share that the OPERAS arthritis self-care tool has been selected by the Arthritis Society as 1 of 8 finalists for the Arthritis Ideator Award. On April 21st, the research team led by Dr Linda Li will meet a panel of judges for a chance to win Canada’s best arthritis innovation. To […]

CSA Info Session | MPT – Fraser Valley

April 13, 2022 – 6:30 PM (PST) Department representatives will be giving a presentation on the following objectives: An update on the MPT-FV cohort Info on becoming a CSA CSA roles/responsibilities End with a Q&A

International Women’s Day 2022

In honour of International Women’s Day and the theme #BreakTheBias, meet some outstanding women within UBCMedicine — staff, learners and faculty — who are transforming health for everyone.

Promoting healthier lifestyles for strong northern futures – Dr Taru Manyanga

Focused on finding ways to help people live their best possible active lives, Dr. Taru Manyanga with the UBC Master of Physical Therapy – North at UNBC is seeking to draw inspiration from the northern B.C. region and local Indigenous cultures.

Creating an Evidence-Based Pulmonary Rehabilitation Program

This course was created in response to a need for opportunities to learn more about creating a pulmonary rehabilitation program. The overall goal of this course is to show learners how to develop an evidence-based pulmonary rehabilitation program for adults with chronic lung disease. Learners proceed through structured modules that will take them step-by-step through […]

UBC Department of Physical Therapy Successfully Administers Virtual Exams for 346 Interim Physical Therapists Seeking Full Licensure in British Columbia

With the cancellation of the Canadian Alliance of Physiotherapy Regulators (CAPR) national exams, UBC was contracted by the College of Physical Therapists of British Columbia to administer an evaluation as a critical step in the licensure process for interim physical therapists in BC.  The exams were administered to interim registrants virtually and included two different […]

UBC student-led clinics collaborate to improve patient care