In June 2020, master’s student Gevorg received a Rising Star Award from VCHRI. These awards recognize outstanding efforts by VCHRI trainees in areas of service, research excellence, and other contributions to the VCH community. Click here to read more. Way to go, Gevorg!
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In April 2020, Gevorg was awarded a CIHR Canadian Graduate Masters Scholarship.
The CGS M award program provides funding to 3,000 graduate students across Canada who have demonstrated a high standard of achievement. Congratulations, Gevorg!
In June 2019, Raza received a Top Doctoral Award from VCHRI. These awards recognize the top PhD students from the VCHRI community for outstanding research and their continued service in the greater community. Congratulations, Raza! Click here to read the full story.
Ali Goes to Vanderhoof
In October 2018, ICORD trainee committee co-chairs Ali and Seth Holland traveled to Vanderhoof, BC to represent ICORD at W.L. McLeod Elementary School’s 20th annual ultimate frisbee tournament to raise funds for spinal cord injury research. During their time in Vanderhoof, Ali and Seth also spoke to the students about what it is like to be a scientist and university student.
Funds from the tournament directly benefit ICORD research and in 2013, ICORD named a travel and research prize for Master’s students the W.L. McLeod Trainee Award. Thank you students and staff of W.L. McLeod Elementary School for your ongoing support of our reserach!
In March 2018, Ali received the Ajab (Jab) and Nirmal (Munni) Sidhoo Charities Fund Trainee Travel Grant. This grant is given to support VCHRI trainees conducting research in urology or nephrology to attend international scientific conferences.
In February 2018, Ali used these funds to travel with Dr. Tania Lam to Mumbai, India and attend the 10th World Congress for Neurorehabilitation. Great work, Ali!
ICORD Trainee Symposium 2017
Last week, students from the Human Locomotion Research Laboratory attended the 7th Annual ICORD Trainee Symposium, a conference organized by students to showcase the amazing work being done by ICORD trainees. This year there were 129 attendees with 40 poster presentations and 10 oral presenters, as well as special plenary talks by Dr. Jeff Petruska, who traveled from the University of Louisville, and University of British Columbia’s Dr. Brett Finlay.
Congratulations to Taha Qaiser (MSc student) and Alison Williams (MSc student) who received third place in the oral presentations and second place in the master’s poster presentations respectively.
Congratulations to Alison Williams – a recipient of the Vancouver Coastal Health Research Institute Rising Star Award!
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.
PARC Wins 2017 Accessible City Award
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!
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