Undergraduate Research Rotation in Balance Assessment & Rehab

The Origins of Balance Deficits and Falls Research Cluster (OBDAF) is behind an exciting new opportunity for UBC undergraduate students. A group of multi-disciplinary researchers working on balance and falls research will be opening their laboratories to provide a unique Research Rotation Experience (RRE) funded by PURE. 

The RRE is designed to provide undergraduate students with research skills at an early career stage and gain skills necessary for success in a variety of future careers, including industrial, clinical, and academic fields. 

During the RRE, students will perform research in at least 4 cluster affiliated research labs from across 6 departments: UBC Kinesiology, UBC Physical Therapy, UBC Mechanical Engineering, UBCO Health & Exercise Science, UBCO Manufacturing Engineering, and UBCO Management. To ensure that students obtain a truly multi-disciplinary research experience, the following stipulations will be mandated for the selection of the initial 4 labs:

  1. Choose labs from at least 2 different UBC Departments;
  2. Choose at least 1 lab conducting primarily fundamental science, and at least 1 lab conducting primarily clinical science. 

The RRE will conclude with students writing a research proposal targeting one of the research themes related to one of the labs the performed the research rotation in. The program will be open to 3rd and 4th year undergraduate students from the UBCV and UBCO campuses and may enable students to register in a 3 credit upper-level elective research experience course for the September 2021 term. The OBDAF Cluster strives to be inclusive of all races, religions, identities, and experiences and recognizes that there is an underrepresentation of diversity across STEM fields. Accordingly, students will be recruited using fair and inclusive practices and priority will be given to undergraduate students expressing an interest in pursuing graduate studies. 

Preference will be given to: (a) students who have completed KIN330, KIN351, KIN357, KIN389, KIN473, KIN489s and (b) students who are interested in research

How to Apply: Send your (a) CV (b) Unofficial Transcript, and (c) a brief Statement of interest including which project/labs you would like to be involved with (Max 1 page) to:

Dr. Jean-Sébastien Blouin: jsblouin@mail.ubc.ca

Deadline - Feb 12, 2021

Involved Labs Include:

First Nations land acknowledegement

The UBC Point Grey campus is situated on the traditional, ancestral, and unceded territory of the xʷməθkʷəy̓əm.

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