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Erin Michalak and CREST.BD awarded CIHR Gold Leaf Prize

on May 23, 2019   |    No Comments

We are honored to announce that Erin Michalak and CREST.BD have been awarded the prestigious Canadian Institutes of Health Research (CIHR)¬†Gold Leaf Prize for Transformation: Patient Engagement. The prize was presented by Her Excellency the Right Honourable Julie Payette, Governor General of Canada, on June 20, 2019 at Rideau Hall … Read more


Our newest publication on the Bipolar Wellness Centre is out!

Caden Poh on May 13, 2019   |    No Comments

Our newest CREST.BD publication is out! In this paper, we describe how we used Community-Based Participatory Research (CBPR) methods to develop our team’s Bipolar Wellness Centre ( and then test out various methods to support engagement with the self-management information held within it. The study was conducted in partnership with … Read more


Dr. Rachelle Hole awarded UBCO Health Researcher of the Year

Caden Poh on April 18, 2019   |    No Comments

We are delighted to share that CREST.BD network member and Centre for Inclusion and Citizenship (CIC) Co-Director Dr. Rachelle Hole has been awarded University of British Columbia Okanagan (UBCO) Health Researcher of the Year for 2019. UBCO’s prestigious Researchers of the Year prize is awarded annually to top researchers in … Read more


Dr. Georgina Hosang receives Samuel Gershon Junior Investigator Award

Caden Poh on March 22, 2019   |    No Comments

We are delighted to announce that Network Member Dr. Georgina Hosang has been awarded the 2019 International Society for Bipolar Disorders (ISBD) Samuel Gershon Junior Investigator Award for her research exploring the link between bipolar disorder and¬†attention deficit hyperactivity disorder. Dr. Hosang was presented with the award on March 21, … Read more