UNBC Researcher Receives Banting Fellowship
Prince George, B.C. – A University of Northern British Columbia researcher has been awarded a prestigious national fellowship.
Dr. Alison Gerlach received a 2016-17 Banting Fellowship from the Canadian Institutes of Health Research which is worth $70 thousand a year for up to two years of research.
Dr. Gerlach’s research is focusing on how early therapy services such as children’s occupational therapy, speech-language pathology and physiotherapy can be delivered in culturally safe, responsive and effective ways to Indigenous communities and families in Northern B.C.
UNBC President Dr. Daniel Weeks says this research is “another example of UNBC research creating local solutions with national and global impact.”
Dr. Gerlach is the second UNBC researcher to receive a Banting Fellowship. Dr. Maya Gislason was the first, receiving a fellowship in 2013 to work with Health Sciences Associate Professor Dr. Margot Parkes.