Congratulations to Dr. Ben Mortenson who received a Research Grant from the Craig H. Neilsen Foundation!


Project title: Improving Self-Management Skills among People with Spinal Cord Injury Principal Investigator: Dr. Ben Mortenson Co-Investigators: Dr. Patricia Mills, Dr. Bonita Sawatzky Program: PSR Studies and Demonstration Projects Institution: University of British Columbia Our goal is to evaluate the efficacy of a broad-based self-management application (“app”) we have developed…

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Congratulations to Dr. Ben Mortenson as the Co-Investigator and Dr. Sara Ahmed as the Principal Investigator for receiving a research grant from the Craig H. Neilsen Foundation!


Project title: Integrating Patient-Centered Outcomes in Rehabilitation and Community Spinal Cord Injury Care Principal Investigator: Dr. Sara Ahmed Co-Investigators: Dr. Ben Mortenson, Dr. Susan Bartlett, Dr. Dalton L. Wolfe, Dr. Richard J. Riopelle, Dr. Vanessa Noonan, Dr. Diana Zidarov, Dr. David Tulsky Program: PSR Studies and Demonstration Projects Institution: McGill…

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Recap of Open House Featured on UBC Faculty of Medicine’s Website


Written by: Matthew Querée, Rehab Research Lab Take a look at the same article featured on the UBC Faculty of Medicine’s website here.   The Rehabilitation Research Program ( recently hosted an Open House at their lab in the GF Strong Rehabilitation Centre, British Columbia’s largest rehabilitation facility providing inpatient…

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Visiting Scholar Dr. Valorie A. Cooks, Professor and Canada Research Chair in Health Service Geographies

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“Informal Labour in the Medical Tourism Industry: The Roles and Responsibilities Taken on by Canadian Medical Tourists’ Friends and Family” UBC Department of Occupational Science and Occupational Therapy Visiting Scholar Lecture Department of Geography, Simon Fraser University   DATE:    Thursday January 26th 2017 TIME:    2:30-3:30pm PLACE:  Department of OS&OT Lab…

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2017 VCHRI Innovation and Translational Research Awards

Apply for a 2017 VCHRI innovation and translational Research Award! Click for more information.

Vancouver Coastal Health Research Institute is delighted to partner with VGH & UBC Hospital Foundation, Providence Health Care Research Institute and VA Medical, Dental and Allied Staff Association on the 2017 Innovation and Translational Research Award!   The intent of this competition is to fund research that will: bring new…

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Congratulations Emma Smith!

"Congradulations to Emma Smith for being Awarded the 'Most Moving Demo' at the AGEWELL Conference!" *Picture of Emma Smith in the Chair on left and picture of Emma Smith holding the Award on the left.

At the recent annual AGE-WELL conference in Montreal, Emma Smith won the “Most Moving Demo” at the Drinks & Demos event. She demonstrated how to use the CoPILOT remote tele-operation device and training program to help patients learn to drive a powered wheelchair. The abstract for her presentation can be seen…

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