Headlines 2021

Mallory White, MPT’14 – Tokyo Olympics Feature

This story was originally published on the Alumni Engagement website here.   Supporting the health of athletes has been a passion for Mallory, starting with her time as a student trainer with UBC varsity athletes to being the lead therapist for the Canadian women’s national soccer team. Learn about her experience at UBC and her […]

Strategic Plan 2021-2026

The Department of Physical Therapy’s current Strategic Plan is built upon a strong foundation of excellence and the four values of enhancing innovation, integrity, collaboration and excellence, outlined in the Department’s original Strategic Plan document (2018 – 2023). These values align with the four key principles – excellence, equity, engagement and effectiveness – highlighted in the Faculty of Medicine’s 2020 […]

Faculty of Medicine researchers receive John R. Evans Leaders Fund awards

Dr Jackie Whittaker has been awarded funding from the Canada Foundation for Innovation’s (CFI) John R. Evans Leaders Fund (JELF) for her project on Musculoskeletal Health and Mobility Laboratory Infrastructure.

UBC PT Welcomes Angelina Woof – Associate Head of Clinical Education

We are very excited to have Angelina Woof join the Department of Physical Therapy as the new Associate Head of Clinical Education. The Associate Head of Clinical Education provides leadership for clinical education for the Master of Physical Therapy (MPT) students. As well as providing leadership to our exceptional clinical education team, and ensuring students are supported during placement, Angelina […]

Samantha Smith, MPT’18 – Tokyo Olympics Feature

This story was originally published on the Alumni Engagement website here. Competing at the Olympics has been one of Samantha’s goals for a very long time and her dream becomes a reality this year. Learn about how her UBC MPT degree set her up for success as she heads to the Tokyo 2020 Summer Olympics […]

UBC Department of Physical Therapy says farewell to Karen Sauve – Associate Head Clinical Education

We are both happy and sad to announce that Karen Sauve, Associate Head Clinical Education for the UBC Department of Physical Therapy will be leaving us this summer. Happy, because Karen is leaving us to start her PhD, but sad as she has been a valued colleague, mentor, and teacher in the Department and is deeply committed to the health, wellbeing, and education of our students. Her contributions while she was […]

Call for Proposals for PT KB Led Projects 2021

 Intent  The purpose of this call is to invite proposals for projects facilitated by the Physical Therapy Knowledge Broker (PT KB).  Background  The PT KB position is jointly funded, at a 1.0 FTE, by the Department of Physical Therapy at The University of British Columbia, Physiotherapy Association of British Columbia and Arthritis Research Canada. The […]

Physical Therapy Knowledge Broker Position – Update June 2021

I am pleased to announce some exciting changes to the Physical Therapy Knowledge Broker (PT KB) position. Effective July 1, 2021, the PT KB position will increase from 0.5 FTE to 1.0 FTE in recognition of the time required to address the scope and depth of the work. The funding for this position is provided […]

How the pandemic has impacted treatment for stroke patients – Global News

It’s Stroke Awareness Month. And like many things the pandemic has impacted the care of stroke patients. Dr Janice Eng, Professor in the UBC Department of Physical Therapy, explains how she has adapted her innovative program for virtual care.

National Indigenous History Month

For National Indigenous History Month, X̱wi7x̱wa Library has compiled resources that explore various aspects of Indigenous life and culture.