Dr. Janice Eng, a professor in the faculty of medicine’s department of physical therapy, has been awarded with UBC’s highest honour conferred on a faculty member.
A University Killam Professorship recognizes exceptional teachers and researchers who are leaders in their fields, and who have received international recognition for their talents and achievements.
Dr. Eng is a world leader in stroke recovery research, from basic neurobiology to novel clinical interventions and treatment programs, and has implemented these programs globally. She is the Canada Research Chair (Tier 1) in Neurological Rehabilitation, has been recognized for excellence in mentoring early career faculty, and is a Fellow of the Canadian Academy of Health Sciences.
“It is a wonderful honour to receive the distinction of the University Killam Professor and to be recognized by my peers,” Dr. Eng said. “Everyday, I have the privilege of working with and learning from incredible people – faculty, staff, and students here at the University of British Columbia and the GF Strong Rehabilitation Centre, as well as the many patients who enthusiastically participate in our rehabilitation research despite devastating impacts from a stroke or spinal cord injury.”
This year, Dr. Eng is one of six new University Killam Professors at UBC.
In conjunction with receiving the University Killam Professorship, this year’s appointees will deliver a public lecture in their area of interest. Details for this lecture series will be announced in the coming months.