Congratulations Dr. Meghan Winters - 2016 Distinguished Academic Award Winner

Congratulations Dr. Meghan Winters - 2016 Distinguished Academic Award Winner

Congratulations to Core CHHM Member Dr. Meghan Winters, 2016 winner of The Confederation of University Faculty Associations of British Columbia’s (CUFA BC) Distinguished Academics­ - Early in Career Award.

Sponsored by Scotiabank, this award recognizes the contributions to the non-academic community made by faculty members who are at an early point in their careers. 

Dr. Winters receives this award in recognition of her already impressive research record as an epidemiologist. “In addition to her scholarship, Dr. Winters has made influential contributions to public policy and community research on the impacts of built environments on people’s physical activity and health,” reads CUFA BC’s website statement.

At the Centre for Hip Health and Mobility, Meghan leads reseach related to mobility and the built environment, tracking where and when people are active in their communities, with projects partners including the City of Vancouver. 

The CUFA BC statement continues, “Dr. Winters works across population health, transportation, and geography, with a focus on projects that work to build healthier cities. Among her innovative research interventions is her work on mapping “bikability,” which measures an area’s “bike score” to map those that are more and less conducive to cycling. The Cycling in Cities research program based at UBC, for which Dr. Winters is a lead investigator, uses novel approaches to assess the safety of different types of cycling infrastructure. This research supports governments and community groups aiming to make cities safer and more enjoyable for all residents. Dr. Winters’ extensive work across academic disciplines, with community, and with governments illustrate her drive to create more community- and health- friendly built environments.”

Dr. Winters will receive her award at a Gala Dinner on April 14, 2016, at the Law Courts Inn, in Vancouver. For ticket information click here.