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. Kenneth Wu (PhD Student), University of Toronto

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

Awarded: Cardiorespiratory Division Scholarship


4. Meredith Murdoch

Continuing Education Course: The Integrated Systems Model Series.

Awarded: Constance Beattie Memorial Fund Bursary


5. Tegan Rose

Awarded: Indigenous Student Award


6. 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


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

Research topic: Rhythm Training for People with Stroke.

Awarded: Neuroscience Division Scholarship


8. 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


9. 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

Please join us in congratulating these recipients, who are taking steps to advance your profession!

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