We are pleased to share that Katrina (Kat) Zaraska, a current UBC Biomedical Engineering student, has been awarded the 2023 UBC Orthopaedics Undergraduate Research Scholarship for Indigenous and Underrepresented Students!
“With this scholarship, I hope to make a meaningful contribution to orthopaedic research and build a foundation for families of children with Cerebral Palsy to interact more effectively with their care partners at BC Children’s hospital and in the community. The mobile application that the team hopes to develop (Function Junction), will be centered around bridging the gap between clinical assessments of patient function and at-home/community challenges for children with CP.– Kat Zaraska
As a biomedical engineering student this project bridges my interests in medical research and technological approaches to care. At the end of the summer I hope to walk away having learned more about the roles of surgeons, physiotherapists and engineers in CP care and how mobile data acquisition can be applied to make interdisciplinary care more accessible and effective.”
About the Scholarship:
The purpose of this top-up scholarship is to help fund a stipend for an Indigenous undergraduate student, or if no suitable candidate is found, for underrepresented undergraduate students who will be working on any topic of research within the Department of Orthopaedics at UBC over a summer work term (May- Aug). The student must be supervised by a Professor/clinician within the Department of Orthopaedics.