WACH Child Health Awards

Congratulations to the inaugural winners of WACH Child Health Awards, celebrating diversity!

This program provides research training awards to graduate students in the WACH program who are from equity-deserving groups whose research aims to improve child health.

Simran Gill
Project: Active Steps: Feasibility of a virtual intervention to promote active lifestyles in children with type 1 diabetes
Supervisor: Christine Voss


Erica McFarland
Project: Exploring Perceptions of Utilizing Smart Phone Applications to Improve Health Behaviours in Canadian Adolescents
Supervisor: Tamara Cohen


Venessa Thorsen
Project: Knowledge to action: Developing a knowledge translation strategy to improve management of familial hypercholesterolemia in BC
Supervisor: Kevin Harris


Kiran Toor
Project: Evaluating renal and pulmonary disease in pediatric-onset ANCA-associated vasculitis: disease course, outcomes, and predictors of outcome
Supervisor: Kelly Brown, Kimberly Morishita


Applications for the WACH Child Health Awards will be available in 2024. Students should stay tuned for updates from @ubcWACH.