Headlines 2011

October 2011, Marie Westby

Clinical Associate Professor, Marie Westby, presents Prehab through Rehab: Stepping along the Continuum of Care for Persons with Total Joint Replacement Surgery at the Arthritis Care Clinical Symposium, October 12, 2011.

September 2011, Kristin Campbell

On Thursday, September 1st, Ms. Wai Young, MP for Vancouver South, came to our department to make an  announcement about the Canada Foundation for Innovation. The announcement is one part of a larger CFI announcement taking place across the country. The Canada Foundation for Innovation will invest $53 million to create the knowledge, solutions and […]

September 2011, Linda Li

September is Arthritis Awareness month and the work of Dr. Linda Li and others at the Arthritis Research Centre of Canada is being highlighted this month by the Canadian Institutes of Health Research (CIHR).  You can read more about Dr. Li’s research, ‘Utilizing new technology to put research to action’ on their website and CIHR will be sharing the […]

September 2011, Robin Roots

As a physical therapist working in rural British Columbia, I recognized there was a paucity of research regarding rural rehabilitation and that uncovering evidence behind our unique practice would help address the challenges of rural recruitment and retention and the scarcity of resources. It was a daunting prospect to return to school to pursue a […]

July 2011, MPT student Sarah Stroh

Sarah Stroh wins Helen Saarinen Rahikka Student Leadership Award.   This award recognizes the importance of student professional leadership and outstanding contributions made by a student to the promotion of the profession through innovative efforts.

June 2011, Teresa Liu-Ambrose

Teresa Liu-Ambrose, Assistant Professor, is one of five investigators in Canada named a Heart and Stroke Foundation New Investigator. These awards provide support for Canada’s best young researchers. Dr. Liu-Ambrose will be investigating the “Role of exercise on cognition and function in vascular cognitive impairment.” She also received the Recognition Prize in Research on Aging […]

May 2011 Hazel Southard

Ms. Southard served as deputy head of the UBC physiotherapy division of the School of Rehabilitation Medicine since its inception in 1961 until her retirement in 1983.  She was instrumental in the move of the School of Rehabilitation Sciences from the huts to the Koerner Pavilion in 1977.   Dr. Catherine Backman, Professor in the Department […]

April 2011 Lara Boyd

The Djavad Mowafaghian Centre for Brain Health     The University of British Columbia today announced a $15 million gift from the Djavad Mowafaghian Foundation for a new facility that integrates brain research and patient care. In honour of his generosity the facility will be named The Djavad Mowafaghian Centre for Brain Health. Dr. Lara […]

March 2011 Dr. Kristin Campbell

Dr. Kristin Campbell will be a featured speaker in the Canadian Breast Cancer Foundation BC & Yukon 2011 Breast Health Speaker Series.  Dr. Campbell will be speaking on The Role of Exercise in Prevention of Breast Cancer and in Rehabilitation and Survivorship at the Evergreen Cultural Centre (1205 Pinetree Way, Coquitlam, BC), Tuesday, March 22, […]

March 2011 Alex Scott

“For Tendon Pain, Think Beyond the Needle”     An article in the New York Times, February 28,2011 discusses the research lines that Dr. Alex Scott pursues. Dr Scott is working to better understand of the actual causes of tendon pain and thereby develop and test effective treatments. The Times article referred to his commentary on […]

February 2011 Dr. Michael Hunt

Dr. Michael Hunt’s involvement in patient informed research with the Canadian Arthritis Network’s Consumer Advisory Board is a feature in the National Post

January 2011 Dr. Lara Boyd-TIA

A media release (January 27, 2011) by Vancouver Coastal Health Research Institute on work showing prolonged effects of Transient Ischemic Attacks by Dr. Lara Boyd and PhD candidate Jodi Edwards has garnered media attention. The media release by Vancouver Coastal Health and UBC Research, Mini-strokes leave “hidden” brain damage created interest from The Vancouver Sun, […]