Congratulations to Dr. Laurene Rehman, School of Health and Human Performance, on being awarded a Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council of Canada/Sport Canada research grant in the amount of $136,571 over three years. Her research will focus on children with chronic illnesses and their participation in recreational sports. The study will look at some of the barriers these children face and the impact that coaches have on their experiences.
Congratulations to the following students who have received funding awards:
- Tarra Penney (Health Promotion) has received a CIHR Banting Scholarship award for $17,500 and a CIHR fellowship in Population Intervention for Chronic Disease Prevention, for one year.
- Becky Spencer (Health Promotion) has received a CIHR Fellowship in Population Intervention for Chronic Disease Prevention for $17,850 for one year.
- Michelle Poirier (Health Promotion) has received an FGS NS Black and First Nations Graduate Scholarship for $15,000.
Congratulations also go out to Dr. Sara Kirk (HHP) who is the proud supervisor of all these students.
The School of Health and Human Performance is pleased to welcome Dr. Sara Kirk who has transferred from her previous appointment in the School of Health Administration. Sara continues to hold a Canada Research Chair in Health Services Research and has cross-appointments with Community Health and Epidemiology and the IWK Health Centre in Halifax. She is also a Research Associate with the Atlantic Health Promotion Research Centre and a Senior Scientist with the Beatrice Hunter Cancer Research Institute. Sara’s research program uses a social-ecological approach to understand lifestyle factors influencing health status and health services utilization, particularly in relation to excessive weight gain (obesity).