Recognition

Scholarships and Fellowships

Canadian Institutes of Health Research Postdoctoral Fellowship (2019)
Three-year funding to pursue postdoctoral research in the area of assistive technology capacity building and policy engagement. Awarded by the Canadian Institutes of Health Research, to be held from August 2019 to July 2022 at Maynooth University (Ireland), supervised by Prof. Mac MacLachlan.

Constance Livingstone-Friedman and Sydney Friedman Foundation Scholarship (2016)
To pursue education and research in policy related to global access to assistive technologies, as part of the World Health Organization’s Global Cooperation on Assistive Technology (GATE) Initiative. Awarded by the University of British Columbia, ¬†held from July 2017 to January 2018 at Maynooth University (Ireland) with Prof. Malcolm MacLachlan.

Canadian Institutes of Health Research Doctoral Fellowship (2016)
Three-year funding to pursue doctoral studies in Rehabilitation Sciences. Awarded by the Canadian Institutes of Health Research, held from May 2016 to April 2019 at the University of British Columbia.

Four Year Fellowship (2016)
Support from the University of British Columbia Graduate and Postdoctoral Studies to pursue a doctoral program, granted on the basis of achievement in the Tri-Council Scholarship program.

Alzheimer Society of Canada Doctoral Scholarship (2015)
Three-year scholarship to pursue research aiming to improve quality of life of individuals with Alzheimer Disease and other dementias. Awarded by the Alzheimer Society of Canada, held from July 2014 to May 2015 at the University of British Columbia.

Rehabilitation Sciences Doctoral Scholarship (2015, Declined)
Awarded by the Rehabilitation Sciences Graduate Program, University of British Columbia, to pursue doctoral studies.

Canadian Occupational Therapy Foundation Doctoral Scholarship (2014)
Awarded by the Canadian Occupational Therapy Foundation to pursue doctoral studies related to the field of Occupational Therapy.

UBC Rehabilitation Sciences Alumni Margaret Hood Scholarship in Occupational Therapy (2014)
Awarded by the Rehabilitation Sciences Graduate Program, University of British Columbia, for academic excellence and leadership in Occupational Therapy.

Faculty of Medicine Graduate Award (2013 and 2014)
Tuition award from the Faculty of Medicine, University of British Columbia to pursue doctoral studies.

CIHR Health Professional Student Research Award (2008)
Awarded by the Canadian Institutes of Health Research to pursue research while completing a health professional degree.

Graduate Scholarship (2007)
Awarded for academic excellence in the Dalhousie University Occupational Therapy program.


Academic Awards, Program and Travel Grants

Visions for Change Policy Challenge (2018)
AGE-WELL Network of Centres of Excellence and AGE-WELL National Innovation Hub Advancing Policies and Practices in Technology and Aging

Runner-Up: Graduate Student/Post-Doc Podium Presentation (2016)
GF Strong Rehabilitation Research Day

Research and Education Grant (2016)
Canadian Association of Occupational Therapists, BC Chapter

Student Travel Grant (2015 and 2016)
Canadian Association on Gerontology

CARDI International Training Program on Ageing, Dublin. Ireland (2015)
Centre for Ageing Research and Development in Ireland

Knowledge Translation Canada Summer Institute (2015)
Knowledge Translation Canada

2nd Place, 3 Minute Thesis Competition (2014)
Vancouver Coastal Health Research Institute/University of British Columbia Faculty of Medicine

Sheila Poole Run to the Rock Award (2008)
Awarded by the School of Occupational Therapy, Dalhousie University, for excellence in academics, athletics, and community involvement.

Dalhousie Occupational Therapy Student Involvement Award (2007)
Awarded by the School of Occupational Therapy, Dalhousie University, in recognition of leadership in student government in the Occupational Therapy program.

NSSOT Award for Student Involvement (2007)
Awarded by the Nova Scotia Society of Occupational Therapists in recognition of leadership and outstanding community involvement.

Certificate of Appreciation (2019)
Rehabilitation Engineering and Assistive Technology Society of North America (RESNA)
In recognition of contributions to RESNA Special Interest Groups as SIG Super Chair.

Sovereign’s Medal for Volunteers (2017)

Chancellory of Honours, Governor General of Canada
Canada’s highest honour for volunteers. In recognition of significant and sustained contributions as a volunteer to organizations in Canada and abroad.

Certificate of Appreciation (2017)
Rehabilitation Engineering and Assistive Technology Society of North America (RESNA)
In recognition of contributions to the Governance Committee.

Canada 150 Improving People’s Lives Award Finalist (2017)
Sunrise Medical Canada
In recognition of clinical and volunteer contributions to the lives of individuals with disabilities in Canada and abroad.

Certificate of Appreciation (2016)
Rehabilitation Engineering and Assistive Technology Society of North America (RESNA)
In recognition of contributions as Vice-Chair of the Professional Standards Board.

Emerging Leader Award (2014)
Rehabilitation Engineering and Assistive Technology Society of North America (RESNA)
For outstanding contributions to RESNA in the first two years of membership. Awarded based on contributions to the Professional Standards Board, and Student Design and Student Scientific Competitions.

Advanced 1 Award in Classical Ballet (Merit)
Royal Academy of Dance

Grade 8 Award in Classical Ballet (Merit)
Royal Academy of Dance