Awards, Grants & Bursaries

On this page, you will find information about the four types of awards the Cardiorespiratory Division presents each year. You will also find links to view the names of previous award winners and links to view awards and grants presented by sources external to the Cardiorespiratory Division.

 

Cardiorespiratory Division Scholarly Practice Award for Continuing Education

  • This award will be offered to a clinical physiotherapist and CRD member who has taken a cardiorespiratory related course

  • The goals of this award are:

    • To support members of the CRD in the pursuit of advanced knowledge and skills in cardiorespiratory physiotherapy

    • To advance best practice cardiorespiratory physiotherapy in Canada by supporting education and knowledge dissemination

  • Four (4) awards of $500 will be available each year

  • Eligibility:

    • Must be a Canadian citizen or a permanent resident

    • Must be a CPA and CRD member at the time of the course and at the time of applying for the award

    • Course must be taken between January 1st and December 31st of the previous year

  • To apply, submit:

    • A completed and signed award application form (see below)

    • Brochure or information on continuing education course

    • An itemized list of expenses (registration, travel and accommodations only)

  • Original receipts and copy of certificate of course completion will be due upon notification of successful application and payment will be held until original receipts of supporting documentation are received

  • Submit applications to:

Attention: Tania Larsen
Room 1588 Physical Therapy Office
Elborn College
The University of Western Ontario
1201 Western Rd
London, ON N6G 1H1

 

Deadline for receipt of application: January 31st (each year) 

 

Cardiorespiratory Division Scholarly Practice Award for Continuing Education Application

 

 

Cardiorespiratory Division Scholarship (in partnership with the Physiotherapy Foundation of Canada)

The Cardiorespiratory Division has established a scholarship to support graduate students pursuing research which advances knowledge and practice in cardiorespiratory physiotherapy. The scholarship is offered to a physiotherapist enrolled in a post-entry level Master’s or PhD program, in a Canadian University, who is conducting research related to cardiorespiratory clinical practice as part of the academic requirements for completion of their program. The successful applicant must be a member of CPA in good standing. One scholarship of $5,000 was awarded in 2015.
 

Criteria:

  • Enrolled in a post-entry level MSc or PhD program in a Canadian University
  • Field of research (study) related to cardiorespiratory physiotherapy
  • CPA member in good standing
  • Contribute a summary of the work to the Gas Exchange (CRD newsletter) upon completion of the research study
  • Consider presenting research at the Canadian Physiotherapy Association Congress
  • Credit the CRD & PFC with the support of any publications or presentations of the work
  • Must include a written statement of the relevance (250 words) on why their project is relevant to cardiorespiratory practice

Deadline for receipt of application: January 31st, 2016

How to Apply

 

 

Cardiorespiratory Student Research Award

  • This award will be offered to a thesis-based MSc or PhD student whose CPA Congress podium or poster abstract is judged best for quality of research and relevance to cardiorespiratory physical therapy practice
  • The goals of this award are:
    • To encourage the production of and dissemination of cardiorespiratory research
    • To build research capacity in fields relevant to cardiorespiratory practice
  • One (1) award of $500 will be available each year
  • A student can only win the award once during an MSc or PhD program.
  • Judging will be conducted by the CRD’s executive committee.
  • The award will be made prior to Congress each year and announced at our Cardiorespiratory Division Annual General Meeting.
  • Eligibility:
    • Must be a Canadian citizen or a permanent resident
    • Must be a current member of the Cardiorespiratory Division
    • Must be the presenting author of the podium or poster abstract at CPA congress
  • To apply:
  • Indicate your interest in the award on the abstract submitted to CPA

Deadline for receipt of application:  Due date for abstract submissions for CPA Congress (each year)

Past Cardiorespiratory Student Research Award Winners

 

Cardiorespiratory Student Award

  • This award will be offered to physical therapy students enrolled in entry-level programs who excels in both cardiorespiratory theory and clinical practice and who have a special interest in cardiorespiratory physiotherapy
  • The goals of this award are:
    • To encourage the pursuit of a career in cardiorespiratory-related physiotherapy care
    • To provide recognition to students who demonstrate commitment to cardiorespiratory care
    • To encourage membership and participation in the Cardiorespiratory Division
  • Normally, two (2) awards of $300 will be available each year
  • Includes a 3-year membership to the Cardiorespiratory Division (if a CPA member)
  • A student can only win the award once
  • Unsuccessful applicants will get a one year membership to the Cardiorespiratory Division (if a CPA member)
  • If possible, the award will be presented during Convocation ceremonies at each winner’s university
  • Eligibility:
    • Must be a Canadian citizen or a permanent resident
    • Must be enrolled in an entry-level physiotherapy program at a recognized Canadian university
    • Must have an academic average in their physiotherapy program of 80% or greater
    • Must have cardiorespiratory experience in a clinical placement
    • Must have a special interest in cardiorespiratory physiotherapy and consider working in this area in the future
  • To apply, submit:
    • A signed one page letter of application describing interest and experience in cardiorespiratory physiotherapy and career plans in physiotherapy
    • One letter of recommendation from a clinical placement supervisor
    • One letter of recommendation from an academic instructor
    • An official transcript or student record
  • Submit applications to:
Attention: Tania Larsen
Room 1588 Physical Therapy Office
Elborn College
The University of Western Ontario
1201 Western Rd
London, ON N6G 1H1

 

Deadline for receipt of application: September 1st (each year)

Cardiorespiratory Student Award Application

Cardiorespiratory Student Award Referee Form

 

External Awards & Bursaries

Do you know of another award related to cardiorespiratory physiotherapy? Contact the Communication Coordinators so we can spread the word to other physiotherapists.

Canadian Respiratory Health Professionals: Research Grants and Fellowships

Ontario Respiratory Care Society - Education Awards for Advanced Respiratory Practice

Ontario Respiratory Care Society - Research Grant

Ontario Respiratory Care Society - Fellowship Award

Ontario Thoracic Society - Grant-In-Aid Competition

The Lung Association - National Grant Review: Grant-in-Aid Program

Alberta & NWT Lung Association – Grant Opportunities

Canadian Institutes of Health Research

 

Past Cardiorespiratory Student Award Winners

2014: Denine Ellis (University of Toronto), Lysandre Leclerc Allard (Université de Montréal)

2013: Christopher Farley (Queen's University), Diane Blonski (University of Toronto)

2012: Kelsey Conway (Queen's University), Matthews Hughes (University of Toronto)

2011: Laura Desveaux (University of Toronto), Rachelle Ryan (University of Toronto)

2010: Bailey Drennan (Queen's University), Katie MacPherson (University of British Columbia)

 

Cardiorespiratory Division Scholarly Practice Award for Continuing Education Winners

2015: Christine Hui, Genevieve Sirois

2014: Staci Westgate

2013: Staci Westgate

 

Cardiorespiratory Division (PFC) Scholarship Winners

2015: Annie Newman

Cycle Pilot RCT: Evaluating fthe feasibility fo multi-centre pilot  RCT of early in bed cycling of mechanically ventilated patients; A survey of Canadian ICU Physiotherapists and Occupational Therapists knowledge, attitudes and awareness of delirium assessment and treatment

2014: Laura Desveaux

Community-based maintenance exercise for individuals living with COPD