Congratulations Maureen Ashe– Canada Research Chair in Community Mobility

Congratulations Maureen Ashe– Canada Research Chair in Community Mobility

Dr. Maureen Ashe, Core Researcher at the Centre for Hip Health and Mobility (CHHM), Associate Professor, Department of Family Practice, has been awarded a Canada Research Chair in Community Mobility. Today at UBC, the Honourable Kirsty Duncan, Minister of Science, announced the appointment of Ashe, and 305 other researchers from all disciplines across 53 post-secondary institutions in Canada.

“I’d like to extend my sincere congratulations to the latest new and renewed Canada Research Chairs,” said Minister Duncan about the new appointments. “The Government of Canada is proud to support these elite researchers who improve our depth of knowledge, strengthen Canada's international competitiveness, and help train the next generation of our highly skilled workforce.”

“The appointment as Canada Research Chair in Community Mobility will permit me to work with older adults, health professionals and others, to develop, deliver and evaluate sustainable physical activity interventions that target mobility-disability. I will translate findings into new knowledge to reduce injury and increase quality of life in older adults across Canada,” said Ashe.

The Canada Research Chair program helps attract and retain top researchers across the country. “Dr. Ashe’s award underscores the predominant place of communities in much of the research conducted at our Centre,” said CHHM Director, Professor Heather McKay, “Maureen’s research program exemplifies the need to focus on prevention to sustain healthy independent lives of older adults. The alternative –doing nothing - is bleak and untenable. Dr. Ashe’s award signals her ability to generate novel solutions to some big problems and national recognition of the urgent need to do so. Congratulations Maureen.” 

The Centre for Hip Health and Mobility is one UBC centre that benefits from CRC program support; 30 other researchers across other centres, departments and faculties are recipients this year.

Click here to read more about Dr. Maureen Ashe and her work at the Centre for Hip Health and Mobility.

Click here to read about the other Canada Research Chair appointments at UBC.