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Dedicated to the Prevention, Treatment, and Cure of Type 1 Diabetes

August 23, 2015 Recent Events No Comments

The Cardiovascular Physiology and Rehabilitation Laboratory and the Cognitive and Functional Learning Laboratory at the University of British Columbia are dedicated to the prevention, treatment, and cure of Type 1 diabetes. In the near future, a series of initiatives will be launched by Drs. Bredin and Warburton and the Physical Activity Promotion and Chronic Disease Prevention unit designed for children living with Type I diabetes. Boys Listening to Hockey InstructionsWe will build upon our strengths in technology development, the secondary prevention of chronic disease, and exercise medicine. We will also partner with leading researchers from around the world to ensure that those living with type 1 diabetes can live full and happy lives.

We proudly support both basic and applied research in the field and the ongoing work of the Canadian Diabetes Association and the JDRF. This includes supporting research related to: Preventative, Treatment and Cure Therapies. We strongly support research seeking the cure for Type 1 diabetes and welcome collaborations from all fields. We support the JDRF’s ultimate goal of a “A world without Type 1 diabetes.” We believe strongly that a cure for Type 1 diabetes is within our reach.

Article has been cited more than 5600 times!

August 21, 2015 Recent Events No Comments
Article has been cited more than 5600 times!

We are extremely pleased to report that an article created by Drs. Warburton and Bredin (published in the prestigious Canadian Medical Association Journal) has now been cited over 5600 times. This article is amongst the most cited papers in the history of the Canadian Medical Association Journal.

We are pleased with the reception that this article has received since its publication in 2006. We feel that this reflects clearly the importance of the health benefits of physical activity, and provides further validation for the value of the research conducted in the Physical Activity Promotion and Chronic Disease Prevention Unit.

Mark Rice Receives Prestigious Four Year Doctoral Fellowship

August 21, 2015 Recent Events No Comments

We are pleased to announce that Mark Rice has recently received the Four Year Doctoral Fellowship for his PhD work under the supervision of Dr. Shannon Bredin. We are extremely proud of this accomplishment.

“The Four Year Doctoral Fellowship (4YF) program will ensure UBC’s best PhD, DMA, and MDPhD students are provided with financial support of at least $18,200 per year plus tuition for up to four years of their Doctoral studies. This program allows UBC to continue to attract and support outstanding domestic and international Doctoral students, and provide those students with stable, base-level funding for their Doctoral studies and research.” Source: University of British Columbia

Andrew Jeklin Receives Prestigious WorkSafe BC Research Training Award

August 5, 2015 Recent Events No Comments

We are pleased to announce that Andrew Jeklin has received the prestigious WorkSafe BC Research Training award. In 2015, Andrew was the only Masters student to receive this award in BC.  He is currently investigating the role sleep deprivation and cognitive fatigue may have on the incidence of workplace injuries during shift work in Wildland Firefighters. For further information regarding this award please visit this LINK.

Alis Bonsignore Receives ACSM International Travel Award

May 21, 2015 Recent Events No Comments

We are pleased to announce that Alis Bonsignore received the ACSM International Travel Award for the presentation of her MSc thesis work entitled “Assessment of Cardiovascular Reserve in HER2-positive Breast Cancer Survivors.”

 

Amanda de Faye Receives CIHR Masters Award (CGSM)

April 30, 2015 Recent Events No Comments

We are pleased to announce that Amanda de Faye has received the CIHR Masters Award (CGSM) for her work under the supervision of Dr. Darren Warburton. This is a highly competitive and prestigious national award. A sincere congratulations to Amanda.

Jean Burrows Receives CIHR Doctoral Research Award – Frederick Banting and Charles Best Canada Graduate Scholarship (CGS-D)

April 30, 2015 Recent Events No Comments

We are pleased to announce the Jean Burrows was recently awarded the CIHR Doctoral Scholarship for her PhD studies under the supervision of Dr. Shannon Bredin. This is an extremely competitive and prestigious national award. A sincere congratulations to Jean for this honour.

Alis Bonsignore Wins Canadian Association of Cardiovascular Prevention and Rehabilitation Student Award

October 24, 2014 Recent Events No Comments

The Canadian Association of Cardiovascular Prevention and Rehabilitation (CACPR) is the national leader in cardiovascular disease prevention and rehabilitation. The CACPR offers prestigious Student Research Awards on an annual basis with the winners presenting their abstracts at the annual symposium. These awards are funded by the Cardiac Health Foundation of Canada.

In 2014, two awards (one Masters and one PhD level) were given. We are pleased greatly to announce that Alis Bonsignore is this year’s winner for the Masters award presented at the Canadian Cardiovascular Society annual meeting. We are extremely proud of Alis and her accomplishments.

A Heartfelt Goodbye to Visiting Scholar Nanu Wu!

October 24, 2014 Recent Events No Comments

On behalf of the Physical Activity Promotion and Chronic Disease Prevention Unit we would like to acknowledge the departure of our friend and colleague, Nana Wu. Nana visited from Shanghai (China) and became a valued and trusted member of our team. It is with mixed emotions that we say goodbye to Nana. We are happy that Nana is now able to return to her family and friends in China. However, we will certainly miss Nana.

Nana was an exceptionally hard worker taking on every opportunity afforded her. Her work ethic provided a great example to all of our trainees. She was a part of virtually every trial in our laboratory over the time that she spent in our laboratory. Nana has been a great ambassador for our Pan Pacific Trainee Exchange program.

Nana’s compassion for and ability to work with others was remarkable. This was evidenced when our entire laboratory showed up to say goodbye to Nana. There were tears all around reflecting clearly the impact that Nana had on each of us. We look forward to working with Nana in the future and sincerely hope that she will be able to continue studies at the University of British Columbia. Nana will always be welcome in our program.

Sincerely,

Darren and Shannon

Alis Bonsignore Successfully Defends MSc!

October 22, 2014 Recent Events No Comments

A heartfelt congratulations to Alis Bonsignore who successfully defended her MSc in Experimental Medicine (Faculty of Medicine) recently. Alis has received widespread acclaim for her work in clinical exercise physiology and rehabilitation. Alis has accepted recently an offer from the University of Toronto to complete a PhD. We wish her continued success in her studies and look forward to our continued collaborations.