UBC Okanagan researchers receive MSHRBC funding for meaningful collaboration

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Michael Smith Health Research BC (MSHRBC) has funded two collaborative teams led by UBC Okanagan researchers to co-develop research that will directly impact the health of people in BC.

The funding is part of the MSHRBC’s Convening & Collaborating (C2) competition, which promotes knowledge exchange and meaningful collaboration by supporting researchers and research users to develop research together. This engagement with the people who use research ensures the relevance of the project and builds knowledge translation and skills within BC health research.

One of the successful projects, led by Dr. Paul van Donkelaar, Associate Vice-Principal, Research and Innovation and a professor in the School of Health and Exercise Sciences, focuses on the ethical and legal implications of screening for brain injury (BI) in intimate partner violence (IPV). The project received $15,000 from MSHRBC from the C2 competition.

The second successful project also received $15,000, $7,500 of which was funded by the Tai Hung Fai Charitable Foundation and Edwin S. H. Leong Centre for Healthy Aging. The project is led by Dr. Jennifer Jakobi, a professor in Health and Exercise Sciences and co-lead of the Aging in Place Eminence cluster. Working with project co-lead Lee Clark, Director of Health, Native Women’s Association of Canada, Dr. Jakobi will be working alongside Indigenous communities to understand what aging in place means to Indigenous older adults.

Read the full story here: UBC Okanagan News