We were excited this week to find that our paper “Overground vs treadmill-based robotic gait training to improve seated balance in people with motor-complete spinal cord injury: a case report” was published in the Journal of NeuroEngineering and Rehabilitation! The article is open access and can found here.
Congratulations to our Lab Coordinator and MSc student Alison Williams for her successful application in the 2017 Canada Graduate Scholarships-Master’s competition. Alison has been chosen as one of the few students at UBC to be funded by the Canadian Institutes for Health Research (CIHR).
The objective of the CGS M Program is to help develop research skills and assist in the training of highly qualified personnel by supporting students who demonstrate a high standard of achievement in undergraduate and early graduate studies.
On March 31st and April 3rd, master’s students Megan Brousseau and Raed Almaro successfully completed their respective MSc defences. Congratulations to both Lam Lab members!
After they have wrapped up their master’s work, Megan will be moving on to teach in the Kinesiology Program at Langara College while Raed will be moving back to Saudi Arabia to continue his clinical work as a physical therapist.
ICORD’s Physical Activity Research Centre (PARC) was honoured with the 2017 Accessible City Award at the City of Vancouver Awards of Excellence ceremony on Tuesday night! Mayor Gregor Robinson presented PARC coordinator Megan Brousseau and participant Kyle Gieni with the award for PARC’s contributions to making Vancouver more accessible. Read more about the event on our ICORD news page!
Did you miss the Spin 2016 ICORDian Newsletter? This edition ran an article featuring Kyle Gieni, a long-time member of the ICORD family and regular participant in our lab. Kyle was also our first ever participant in the Physical Activity Research Centre (PARC)!
To read more, check out the ICORDian Spring 2016 edition here.
Yesterday was a happy and sad day in the Human Locomotion Research Lab. It was our long-time colleague Mustafa’s last day with the lab as he has left to take a full-time position with ISSofBC. Mustafa first started as a research participant 6 years ago. After a year, he became a volunteer, and two years ago he took on a part-time position as a reserach assistant under Dr. Tania Lam. We are very happy for him to have this new opportunity but we hope he will still come visit us!
Congratulations Mustafa – we will miss you!
We are happy to report that MSc student Taha Qaiser has won a CIHR CGS Masters Award. These awards are to help develop research skills and assist in the training of highly qualified personnel by supporting students who demonstrate a high standard of achievement in undergraduate and early graduate studies
Congratulations to our post-doctoral fellow Amanda Chisholm and graduate student Taha Qaiser for winning awards at this year’s Annual Research Meeting! Taha walked away with 3rd place in the category for best poster by a masters or undergraduate student. Dr. Chisholm received the Gordeon Hiebery prize for best poster by a postdoc or resident. Congrats to them both!