2019 Awards, Grants & Bursary Recipients

The Physiotherapy Foundation of Canada (PFC) is Canada’s only registered charity dedicated to the funding of physiotherapy research.

Together, with CPA’s Divisions, we offer funding for research that has passed a rigorous review process, and addresses relevant subjects in the physiotherapy community.


We would like to officially recognize PFC’s 2019 Awards, Grants & Bursary recipients:

1. Crystal MacKay, West Park Healthcare Centre

Name of Project: Development of an Exercise and Physical Activity Intervention for People with Lower Limb Amputations Living in the Community: Perspectives of Individuals with Limb Loss and Health Care Providers

Awarded: Alun Morgan Memorial Research Grant


2. Paula Ospina Lopez (PhD Student), University of Alberta

Research topic: Physiotherapy for Children with Cancer-related Peripheral Neuropathy

Awarded: Ann Collins Whitmore Memorial Scholarship


3. Andréanne Lacroix, Samuel Lavoie and Mihaela Barbuta, Université Laval

Research topic: Les effets de la réadaptation pulmonaire sur la fibrosed pulmonaire idiopathique: une revue systématique et méta-analyse

Winners of: Ann Collins Whitmore Student Research Competition



4. Kenneth Wu (PhD Student), University of Toronto

Research topic: Peripheral Skeletal Muscle Structure and Function in Adults with CF.

Awarded: Cardiorespiratory Division Scholarship


5. Meredith Murdoch

Continuing Education Course: The Integrated Systems Model Series.

Awarded: Constance Beattie Memorial Fund Bursary


6. Tegan Rose

Awarded: Indigenous Student Award


7. Adria Quigley, Dalhousie University

Research topic: Evaluating the Impact and Feasibility of a Yoga Intervention on Cognition and Balance in People Living with HIV: a Randomized Pilot Trial.

Awarded: Neuroscience Division – Physiotherapy Foundation of Canada Joint Award for Physiotherapy Research in the Neurosciences


8. Sarah Gregor (PhD Student), University of Toronto

Research topic: Rhythm Training for People with Stroke.

Awarded: Neuroscience Division Scholarship


9. Éric Parent, University of Alberta

Research topic: The Adult Degenerative Scoliosis Exercise Trial (ADSET Pilot).

Awarded: OrthoCanada Research Award in Neck and Back Rehabilitation and Core Stability


10. Kristin Campbell, University of British Columbia

Research topic: Arm Morbidity with Breast Cancer: What is the Best Way to Monitor? 

Awarded: Women’s Health Division Grant


2017 Awards, Grants & Bursary Recipients

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