Chronic MSK conditions such as arthritis, osteoporosis, tendinopathy, neck/back pain, and acute or gradual onset of work/sports/recreation injuries are a major burden in Canada.
Trainee Award Program
2017 Trainee Award Recipients
Trainees play a vital role in aspects of the Network’s operations. One of the main goals of the Network is to foster new and innovative training opportunities for graduate students and New Investigators.
One of the Network’s major initiatives is our annual Trainee Awards competition that provides financial assistance to students across Canada with outstanding potential to contribute to musculoskeletal health rehabilitation research.
We were thrilled with the response in our first year of Trainee Awards. The Selection Committee chose to fund more than the initially budgeted total of eight awards, and ultimately provided over $60,000 in total funding to trainees across the country. Below are the awardees for 2017:
Allison Clouthier, Queens University (Network Mentor: Kevin Deluzio)
Andreas Ejupi, Simon Fraser University (Network Mentor: Stephen Robinovitch)
Chen Yang, McGill University (Network Mentors: Julie Cote, Mickael Begon)
Christina Le, University of Alberta (Network Mentors: Jackie Whittacker, Linda Woodhouse)
Colleen Nesbitt, University of Calgary (Network Mentor: Carolyn Emery, Janet Ronsky)
Elysia Davis, Dalhousie University (Network Mentor: Janie Astephen-Wilson)
Folarin Babatunde, McMaster University (Network Mentors: Joy MacDermid, Dave Walton)
Joshua Lee, Western University (Network Mentor: Dave Walton)