News & Announcements

MPT-North Graduate – Sara Norris

This article was originally published on the Faculty of Medicine website. Sara Norris Hometown: Chetwynd, B.C.Program: Master of Physical Therapy – North What attracted you to your field? I decided to pursue physical therapy because I strongly believe in the benefits of physical activity and have always had a passion for helping others. My interests […]

Dr Teresa Liu-Ambrose and Dr Janice Eng appointed Canada Research Chairs (CRCs)

Eight Faculty of Medicine researchers are among a group of Canada Research Chairs (CRCs) announced today by the Government of Canada. UBC received funding for a total of 19 chairs, which includes six new CRCs and two renewed CRCs within the Faculty of Medicine.

Retirement Announcement – Sue Murphy – Department Head 

The Department of Physical Therapy bids a fond farewell to Sue Murphy; a colleague, mentor, and educator.  Sue Murphy is a passionate educator who has worked for the UBC Department of Physical Therapy for over 28 years in a number of teaching and educational roles.  Sue joined the Department of Physical Therapy as a part-time […]

Dr Alex Scott appointed as Head, UBC Department of Physical Therapy effective November 28, 2022

Dr Alex Scott appointed as Head, UBC Department of Physical Therapy effective November 28, 2022

Dr Teresa Liu-Ambrose won a Faculty of Medicine Distinguished Researcher Award

Dr Teresa Liu-Ambrose, professor and Canada Research Chair (CRC) in the department of physical therapy, has been recognized for her world-class research on healthy aging and her invaluable mentorship and commitment to equity, diversity and inclusion (EDI).

Dr Kristin Campbell was awarded a Michael Smith Health Research BC Reach Award

Dr Kristin Campbell was awarded the Michael Smith Health Research BC Reach Award for her work on knowledge translation and mobilization to support exercise recommendations for people with bone metastases.

2022 Faculty Of Medicine Award Recipients

Each year, the Faculty of Medicine recognizes faculty and staff members for excellence in teaching, research, administration, innovation and public service.

Unlocking the mysteries of concussion and the brain – UBC Faculty of Medicine

New UBC research could make diagnosis, treatment and prevention more effective for everyone — especially women.

PABC Digital Directions

This week, PABC announced the second edition of the Digital Directions magazine. There is a fantastic collection of contributors with UBC connections, including David Locke (clinical instructor), Helen Honig (lead physiotherapist at the PTRC), Sally-Anne Stelling (supervising physiotherapist at the PTRC), Carly Slater (clinical educator), and Robin Roots (MPT-North Clinical Site Lead). As it is […]

September 2022 – Truth and Reconciliation Month

On September 30th, Canada will hold its 2nd National Truth and Reconciliation day also known as Orange Shirt Day. This day commemorates the missing and murdered children from residential schools and honours the healing journey of residential school survivors. What were the residential schools? This 6-minute video provides a short timeline of these institutions, including […]

Dr Janice Eng becomes a member of the UBC Quarter Century Club

Dr Janice Eng qualified to become a member of the UBC Quarter Century Club which celebrates these significant years of service provided by faculty. Congratulations, Janice!

40th Anniversary of the UBC Rehabilitation Sciences Alumni Bursary

The UBC Rehabilitation Sciences Alumni Bursary was first established in 1982 by the Rehabilitation Student Council, with a letter-writing campaign for BSR* alumni. Prior to 1982, all rehabilitation science students were provided with a government stipend which helped students with the costs of their education. The first bursary of $500 was awarded the next year […]

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 […]

Congratulations to the 2022 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 […]