McMaster PhD grad wins prestigious award in childhood disability research

Recent McMaster PhD graduate and CanChild scientist Dr. Lisa Rivard has won the prestigious 2015 Pursuit Award, presented May 5 at the Bloorview Research Institute’s fifth annual Pursuit Award Ceremony.

The Pursuit Award recognizes current PhD students and recent alumni from around the world for their remarkable achievements in childhood disability research. Finalists are selected based on significance of research results, methodologic rigour, empirical content, and impact on childhood disability care.

The Award is funded by Holland Bloorview Foundation donors David and Anne Ward and the Bloorview Research Institute.

“Through the generosity of the Ward family, the Pursuit Awards are an opportunity to celebrate and learn about inspiring research worldwide from the best of the next generation of childhood disability researchers,” says Dr. Tom Chau, VP of Research at Bloorview Research Institute.