Lifetime Contribution to Clinical Education Award

The UBC Department of Physical Therapy Award for Lifetime Contribution to Clinical Education recognizes a Clinical Faculty member for significant contributions made throughout their career to Clinical Education through teaching of MPT Students on clinical placements, in the classroom, and/or in the community.


Klari Varallyai

Klari Varallyai is the inaugural winner of this award.

If you have ever spent more than a few minutes talking with Klari you will know that she is passionate not only about physiotherapy but also about education. She has been a Clinical Educator to many students, and a mentor to many clinicians. Klari supports education initiatives in any way she can (for example she has personally guided a handful of high school students from Campbell River through university and into Physiotherapy school).

The Department is grateful for Klari’s many contributions to Clinical Education at UBC and for her commitment to the profession. She epitomizes what it means to be a life-long learner and teacher!