Trainees play a vital role in aspects of the Network’s operations. One of the main goals of the Network is to foster new and innovative training opportunities for graduate students and New Investigators.

One of the Network’s major initiatives is our annual Trainee Awards competition that provides financial assistance or experiential learning opportunities to students across Canada with outstanding potential to contribute to musculoskeletal health rehabilitation research.

Past Trainees Supported

2019 UBC Summer School Attendees

The Canadian MSK Rehab Research Network was proud to be part of the University of British Columbia’s OBDAF Summer School on Wearable Sensors for Balance and Movement.

This interactive initiative brought together over 40 trainees from various programs and research disciplines to collaborate on a group project while attending seminars from speakers who utilize wearable, web and mobile technologies in rehabilitation research.

The Canadian MSK Rehab Research Network provided financial assistance for twelve students to attend the conference from across Canada, helping the summer school become a national initiative.

Bahare SamadiPolytechnique Montreal
Harvi HartWestern University
Humberto OmanaWestern University
Iyad Al NasriWestern University
Marianne GagnonMcGill University
Michaela KhanWestern University
Rose Uzoma ElekenachiMcGill University
Roua WalhaUniversite de Sherbrooke
Shahan SalimWestern University
Tyler TaitUniversity of Calgary
Valeriya VolkovaUniversity of Calgary
2018 Trainee Award Recipients

Below are the awardees for 2018. Given the strength and depth of applicants, the Selection Committee chose to fund more than the initially budgeted total of ten awards.

Anne HudonOntario
Harvi HartOntario
Jean Francois EsculierBC
Simon DeslauriersQuebec
Tokiko HamasakiQuebec
Christina LeAlberta
Kyle VaderOntario
Andrews TawiahAlberta
Marianne RoosQuebec
Rose GagnonQuebec
Marc Olivier DubeQuebec
Carson HalliwellNova Scotia
2017 Trainee Award Recipients
RecipientUniversityNetwork Mentor(s)
Babatunde, FolarinMcMaster UniversityJoy MacDermid, Dave Walton
Clouthier, AlisonQueens UniversityKevin Deluzio
Davis, ElysiaDalhousie UniversityJanie Astephen-Wilson
Decary, SimonUniversite de MontrealFrancois Desmeules
Deslauriers, SimonUniversite LavalKadija Perrault, Jean-Sebastien Roy
Docter, ShguftaWestern UniversityDianne Bryant, Jackie Marsh
Ejupi, AndreasSimon Fraser UniversityStephen Robinovitch
Le, ChristinaUniversity of AlbertaJackie Whittacker, Linda Woodhouse
Lee, JoshuaWestern UniversityDave Walton
Nesbitt, ColleenUniversity of CalgaryCarolyn Emery, Janet Ronsky
Martel, MarylieUniversite de SherbrookeGuillaume Leonard, Nathaly Gaudreault
Udden, ZakirMcGill UniversityTimothy Wideman
Yang, ChenMcGill UniversityJulie Cote, Mickael Begon