Your central hub for all news related to the Origins of Balance Deficits and Falls Research Cluster. Explore news and updates about activities relating to our research cluster below. 

  1. World Viz
    May 23, 2023

    Hands-On VR Workshop in Santa Barbara July 17-21, 2023

    This is an opportunity for OBDAF members to experience a special hands-on VR workshop with WorldViz experts in Santa Barbara July 17-21 in conjunction with BIOPAC’s 4T|Phys Human Physiology Conference. This workshop is for you if you are interested in getting started with or learning more about…

  2. Five members of research team - three behind a monitor, two in front
    June 15, 2022

    A Rebalancing Act - OBDAF Cluster Researchers Featured

    Congratulations to cluster researchers Dr. Brain Dalton and Dr. Vicki Komisar and their trainees, who were recently featured in a UBC News article for their research work on human balance and falls. Drs. Dalton and Komisar have ongoing collaborations to understand balance and falls from different research lenses, including biomechanics, motor control, and gerontology.

  3. June 11, 2019

    Cluster Supporting Students to Present at SCAPPS 2019

    The OBDAF Cluster will be helping to support Conference Registration costs for Cluster Trainees to present balance and falls related research at the upcoming SCAPPS meeting on October 17th to 19th.  There will be a dedicated oral presentation session at SCAPPS for the top…

  4. June 4, 2019

    Dr. Courtney Pollock awarded New Frontiers in Research Fund

    Cluster Member Dr. Courtney Pollock has been awarded a New Frontiers in Research Fund to support her project aimed at developing and applying innovative technology in order to improve and individualize the rehabilitation of walking balance post stroke. Designed by the Canada Research…

  5. May 21, 2019

    Prestigious SSHRC Grant Awarded to Cluster Member Lyndia Wu

    Cluster member Lyndia Wu along with co-investigators Naznin Virji-Babul and Noah Silverberg have been awared a New Frontiers in Research Fund which supports international, interdisciplinary, fast-breaking and high-risk research (more info here) for their project aimed at examining the brains…

  6. April 17, 2019

    PURE Grant Awarded for Cluster Initiative

    We are delighted to announce that OBDAF cluster members Drs. Jean-Sébastien Blouin and Michael Hunt have been awarded funding of the Program for Undergraduate Research Experience (PURE) from UBC for an initiative: “Undergraduate Research Rotation in Balance Assessment and…

  7. April 10, 2019

    We are supporting Student & Post Doc Travel Awards!

    We are pleased to announce that the cluster is providing 5 travel awards up to $1200 each, to help fund trainees and postdocs to travel to a cluster affiliated lab in order to learn techniques and/or collect pilot data in support of collaborative research on balance and falls. Travel awards…

  8. April 4, 2019

    We're Hiring for a Summer Worklearn Position!

    The OBDAF cluster is hiring for a Business Development Assistant position for the summer!  We are a group of researchers working together to study the mechanistic principles of healthy balance control and origins of balance deficits and falls in order to develop new tools,…

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