Headlines 2012

Dr. Lara Boyd served as Special Issue Editor for the Journal of Neurologic Physical Therapy

Dr. Lara Boyd served as Special Issue Editor for the Journal of Neurologic Physical Therapy on Technology in Rehabilitation which was published this month. This special issue feactures papers on technology spanning a range from those that may immediately impact rehabilitation to others that appear futuristic, but that will hopefully be employed within our lifetime.

Alex Scott to host the 2nd international scientific tendinopathy symposium September 27-29.

Alex Scott to host the second international scientific tendinopathy symposium September 27-29 here in Vancouver.  There will be exciting keynote speakers, interactive clinical workshops led by Jill Cook and Bill Vecenzino. Jill Cook is a Professor in musculoskeletal health in the School of Primary Health Care at Monash University, Australia. Bill Vicenzino is Professor in […]

May, 2012 Tendinopathy task force 'toolkit' garners broad appeal

Dr. Alex Scott, Dr. Joseph Anthony, Diana Hughes, Michael Yates, JR Justesen and Allison Ezzat are members of the tendinopathy task force, guided by Knowledge Broker, Alison Hoens. They have recently released a comprehenisive resource “Tendinopathy Toolkit” to guide physiotherapists with information on the treatment of tendinopathy. This resource has already received attention from various […]

Naznin Virji-Babul, May 2012

There is an ongoing debate surrounding mirror neuron systems. The debate is between whether mirror neurons, associated with human cognitive development, evolve through individual experience or are innately inherited. Dr. Naznin Virji-Babul is a recognized expert in the mirror neuron system and her work was quoted in Cosmos, Austrailia’s #1 science media brand. Work from […]

Alison Hoens, May 2012

In recognition of the outstanding academic achievements that have resulted in her promotion to Professor in the Faculty of Medicine at the University of British Columbia, Alison will take part in the Academic Gown ceremony May 3, 2012. The future of the Department relies on the talents, energy, enthusiasm and creativity of our faculty and […]

Research Trainees win Awards, May 2012

UBC Physical Therapy Trainees have been awarded two of the seven Focus on Stroke Research Fellowships and two of the seven Focus on Stroke doctoral Research Awards from Heart and Stroke Foundaton of Canada. Michael Borich was awarded a postdoctoral fellowship to continue his training under Dr. Lara Boyd on his study, ‘Characterization of white […]

Sue Murphy, May 2012

Sue Murphy is a passionate educator who has worked tirelessly for our Department for over seventeen years in a number of teaching and educational roles.Sue joined the Department of Physical Therapy in 1994 after supporting our teaching endeavors through her prior role as Clinical Coordinator for physiotherapy students at Royal Columbian Hospital, where she planned […]

Lara Boyd's work featured on Radio-Canada's television science magazine Découverte

Dr. Lara Boyd will be on French Language TV Sunday, April 29th, 6:30 pm as part of Radio-Canada’s television science magazine Découverte. It will also live on the web on Découverte’s website For the non-french speaking public an English version will air on CBC’s The National Friday, May 4.

Dr. Alex Scott and Dr. Naznin Virji-Babul are both participating in events for the Alumni Weekend, Party at the Point, May 26.

Dr. Naznin Virji-Babul will be taking part in UBC Dialogues – Should Fighting be Banned in Hockey?  The moderator will be Rick Cluff – CBC Radio One’s The Early Edition and her fellow panelists are Doug Clement, CM, MD’59 – Professor Emeritus, UBC Faculty of Medicine and Former Physician to the Vancouver Canucks and Ken […]

April 2012, Linda Li and Lara Boyd

The Early Career Scholars Program is for full-time UBC faculty who are in the professorial ranks and at the early stage of their academic careers at UBC. The Institute appoints a single cohort of up to fourteen untenured Assistant and recently tenured Associate Professors each year. Researchers are chosen as individuals and from all academic […]

April 2012, Kristin Campbell and Susan Harris

April is Cancer Month, and Drs. Kristin Campbell (Assistant Professor) and Susan Harris (Professor Emerita) are working to improve the lives of patients with breast cancer. Their research has been featured prominently as part of an important supplement in the journal Cancer. The supplement was published online April 6, 2012 and will be in print […]

Dr. Teresa Liu-Ambrose, April 2012

Dr. Teresa Liu-Ambrose has recently been featured on CTV and on the front page of the Vancouver Sun for her work on the benefits of resistance training on cognition.  Read more on the UBC Media Release. She and her team have also recently released an educational You Tube video describing the benefits of and proper […]

March 2012, Lara Boyd

The Canada Research Chairs program is part of a national strategy to make Canada one of the world’s top countries in research and development. Chairholders aim to achieve research excellence in engineering and the natural sciences, health sciences, humanities, and social sciences. Tier 2 Chairs are tenable for five years and renewable once, are for […]

March 2012, Robin Roots

We are delighted to announce that Robin Roots has accepted the position of Coordinator of Clinical Education, Northern and Rural Cohort and will officially join the UBC MPT Clinical Education team on May 1, 2012. She will continue in a contractual basis until that date. Robin, a former UBC MSc grad, brings a wealth of […]

February 2012, Jodi Edwards

Jodi Edwards, PhD Candidate supervised by Lara Boyd received a 2012 Brain Star Award from the CIHR Institute of Neurosciences, Mental Health and Addiction (INMHA). This award is designed to recognize the excellence of research done in Canada by students and trainees in all fields and disciplines covered by INMHA. Jodi was chosen as a […]