Our Cluster includes +60 active members, from across 7 departments and schools at UBC, and a wide network of institutions across Canada, US and Europe.
Our researchers aim to advance the understanding of the basic science behind healthy balance control and the mechanisms that underlie balance deficits and falls to help address the above concerns.
Over the past 5 years, members of the cluster have attracted over $7.3M of funding for 78 projects, and have generated over 800 publications with over 6,600 citations.
Our Commitment to Equity, Diversity and Inclusion
Our research cluster is committed to Inclusive Excellence as described in the UBC Strategic Plan. This commitment is a shared responsibility between all researchers, trainees, staff and industrial partners involved in the activities of the Cluster. We make every effort to attract the best trainees from various natural and clinical science disciplines representing all races, religions and identities. We adhere to recruitment practices favoring Equity, Diversity and Inclusion such as requesting application materials without personal information to avoid unconscious bias, assessment of candidate qualifications and abilities based exclusively on active work periods without penalty for career disruptions and review of candidate applications by both faculty and trainee members to ensure a diverse evaluation.
Equity, Diversity and Inclusion training is a non-negotiable requirement for all Cluster members, both to foster our Inclusive learning environment and to empower trainees to become future leaders in Equity, Diversity and Inclusion. In our Inclusive environment, we do not tolerate any form of harassment, discrimination or bullying. The Cluster holds regular meetings, workshops, social gatherings as well as team building exercises to promote inclusion and support for all team members, including underrepresented members.