Headlines 2010

November 2010 Lara Boyd

The federal Minister of Health Leona Aglukkaq announced the funding of Dr. Boyd’s project, ”Interhemispheric contributions to neuroplasticity and motor learning after stroke”, at an event held in Ottawa on Monday, November 15. Link to CIHR Past research by Dr. Boyd has revealed that pairing brain stimulation with exercises that require patients to learn new movements […]

October 2010 Janice Eng

The X Prize Foundation has developed a new process to award a prize in spinal cord injury. Prof. Janice Eng, Dept. of Physical Therapy and Prof. John Steeves, International Collaboration On Repair Discoveries, attended the first focus group to generate ideas on possible prize criteria.  The next step will be to detail the feasibility (timeline, prize […]

October 2010 Plaque presentation

On October 27, 2010 Dr. Jack Taunton (Chief Medical Officer for the Vancouver Olympics) and Rick Celebrini (Chief Therapist for the Vancouver Olympics) presented Jayne Garland (Department of Physical Therapy) with a plaque in recognition of the Department’s support of the games. Dr. Taunton indicated he was thrilled with the significant contribution from our Department […]

October 2010 Linda Li

The College of Health Disciplines Interprofessional Awards Committee has selected the Interprofessional Rheumatology Teaching Team as the recipient of the 2010 Award for Excellence in Interprofessional Education Teaching. Tal Jarus (Department Head of Occupational Therapy and Occupational Sciences[OSOT]), Michael Lee(Clinical Associate Professor OSOT), and 2 students from MOT & MPT spearheaded the nomination this summer. […]

July 2010 Brenda Loveridge appointed Associate Dean

Brenda Loveridge has been appointed to the role of Associate Dean, Health Professions in the Faculty of Medicine.  This is a newly created position within the Faculty of Medicine and was made after a competitive search and selection process that identified Dr. Loveridge as the preferred candidate.  This new role will take responsibility for supporting […]

July 2010 Linda Li

The Canadian Institute of Health Research (CIHR) has released the result of their team grant competition on Physical Activity, Mobility and Health. Dr. Linda Li a co-applicant on a grant with lead, John Esdaile’s IMPAKT-HiP team whic was one of the 4 successful applications ($2.5M for 5 yrs). On July 26, Minister of Health Leona […]

June 2010 Sean Meehan and Jodi Edwards

Sean Meehan and Jodi Edwards featured in UBC Reports June 2010 Studies by trainees supervised by Lara Boyd featured in UBC Reports June 2010.

June 2010 Janice Eng

Janice Eng wins 2010 YWCA Women of Distinction Award Janice Eng received a  YWCA Women of Distinction Award in the category for Health and Active Living at an awards gala Tuesday June 1.  The Women of Distinction Awards began in 1984 to honour, encourage and recognize women whose outstanding activities and achievements contribute to the health and […]

December 2010 Dr. Naznin Virji-Babul – Mama Mia

“Mamma Mia, here I go again!”      Listening to music can evoke powerful emotional responses and affect the mood of the listener.  We can easily recognize familiar music from the first few notes and familiar melodies often bring back memories of specific places or events.  Yet the brain regions that are involved in recognizing familiar […]

December 2010 Teresa Liu-Ambrose

A one-year follow-up study, conducted by Teresa Liu-Ambrose, on seniors who participated in a strength training exercise program shows sustained cognitive benefits as well as savings to the healthcare system. The research, conducted at the Centre for Hip Health and Mobility at Vancouver Coastal Health and the University of British Columbia, published December 13, 2010 […]

November 2010 Janice Eng

The fall UBC Medicine magazine featured Janice Eng in their Focus on Excellence section.  Janice exemplifies excellence in all aspects of her work.  She has made a significant impact in patient care with her extraordinary efforts to disseminate research findings into clinical practice.

May 2010 Elizabeth Dean

Elizabeth Dean advocates for the physiotherapy profession’s role in promotion of healthy lifestyles to improve global health in an article in Mediplacements.com

May 2010 Marie Westby

Marie Westby pursued a PhD while working as a physical therapist and caring for her autistic son.  Read more in UBC reports

May 2010 Babak Shadgan, PhD candidate

Congratulations to Babak Shadgan, a PhD candidate supervised by Dr. Darlene Reid. He was awarded one of 26 International Society for Optics & Photonics (SPIE) Scholarships and the “D.J. Lovell Award”, the largest and most prestigious of the society’s award.   Babak was awarded the Scholarship based on his potential for long-range contribution to optics and […]

April 2010 Visiting scientist, Dr. Jiro Nakano

Welcome to Dr. Jiro Nakano, a visiting scientist in the Muscle Biophysics Laboratory until March 2011.  Dr. Nakano is currently an Assistant Professor in the Department of Physical & Occupational Therapy and a member of the Graduate School of Biomedical Sciences at Nagasaki University in Nagasaki, Japan.  He also directs the Laboratory of Basic Physical […]

April 2010 Janice Eng

Dr. Janice Eng, Professor and Michael Smith Foundation for Health Research Senior Scholar was one of three winners of the 2010 Awards for Excellence in Mentoring Early Career Faculty . Janice is committed to mentoring not only faculty members within her Department but members of numerous faculties at UBC.  Her dedication to furthering success of […]

January 2010 Tyler Dumont

Tyler Dumont will represent the Department in the 2010 Olympic flame relay Tyler will be representing the Department of Physical Therapy beginning at 3:09pm on Wednesday, February 10th in North Vancouver. He will run South along Grand Boulevard West from house 1753 to house 1523. He plans on  a slow jog since 300m will pass […]