News & Announcements

  • 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.

  • Dr Alex Scott received a 2022/23 Killam Teaching Prize

    Dr Alex Scott received a 2022/23 Killam Teaching Prize

    Dr Alex Scott is a recipient of the 2022/23 Killam Teaching Prize. The Killam Teaching Prize is awarded annually to faculty nominated by students, colleagues and alumni in recognition of excellence in teaching.

  • Dr Linda Li was Awarded a Killam Faculty Research Prize

    Dr Linda Li was Awarded a Killam Faculty Research Prize

    Congratulations to Dr Linda Li who was awarded the prestigious Killam Faculty Research Prize in the Science/Applied Science category. The Killam Faculty Research Prize is awarded annually to individuals who demonstrate outstanding research and scholarly contributions and have national and/or international research leadership in all fields.

  • Dr Teresa Liu-Ambrose – BBC Interview

    Dr Teresa Liu-Ambrose – BBC Interview

    Dr Teresa Liu-Ambrose was interviewed by the BBC about her research findings that show strength training helps people remember things better.

  • Spotlight: Georgia Grenier, MPT-North Class of 2023

    Spotlight: Georgia Grenier, MPT-North Class of 2023

    Meet Georgia Grenier who is a student in the 2021-2023 UBC Master of Physical Therapy – North Cohort at UNBC.

  • Dr Linda Li Interviewed by Vancouver Sun

    Dr Linda Li Interviewed by Vancouver Sun

    If being active is part of the solution, which types of exercise are best for knees that ache? Dr Linda Li says a mix of strength training and aerobic exercise is ideal.

  • Dr Jordan Guenette, Dr Teresa Liu-Ambrose, and Dr Linda Li were awarded CIHR Project Grants

    Dr Jordan Guenette, Dr Teresa Liu-Ambrose, and Dr Linda Li were awarded CIHR Project Grants

    A total of 54 projects led by UBC Faculty of Medicine researchers were awarded more than $26 million in combined funding through the Canadian Institutes of Health Research Project Grant: Fall 2022 competition.

  • Dr Jackie Whittaker & Justin Losciale were named to the Arthritis Society Canada’s list of Top 10 Research Advances of 2022

    Dr Jackie Whittaker & Justin Losciale were named to the Arthritis Society Canada’s list of Top 10 Research Advances of 2022

    Original Article – Arthritis Society Canada announced the Top 10 Arthritis Research Advances of 2022 Dr Jackie Whittaker and Justin Losicale (PhD Candidate), along with the entire international OPTIKNEE team that Dr Whittaker leads, have been recognized by the Arthritis Society Canada as one of the top 10 research advances of 2022. Finding: Leading an extensive collaboration between…

  • Year in Review 2022

    Year in Review 2022

    As 2022 winds to a close, here in the Department of Physical Therapy, we are looking forward to a well-deserved couple of weeks’ holiday, and we hope that you also find time to enjoy this special season. If each year is a journey, then it’s worth pausing to celebrate the milestones that have passed, the…