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Current ORCS Research & Fellowship Awards

The ORCS Research and Fellowship committee is pleased to announce The Lung Association – Ontario funding of $83,500 for the following Awards for the year 2018-19. We congratulate all the successful winners and sincerely appreciate your dedication to lung health.


Darlene Reid, BMR (PT), PhD
University of Toronto, Toronto
The contribution of prefrontal neural activity to dyspnea and task failure during inspiratory and limb muscle exercise

Sylvia Rinaldi, MScFN, RD
The University of Western Ontario
Use of computed tomography to assess muscle mass in patients with interstitial lung disease at diagnosis and through disease progression: a retrospective pilot study

Marla Beauchamp, PT, PhD
McMaster University
Measuring participation in life roles in people with COPD


Fellowship Awards

Mika Nonoyama, Chair, ORCS Research and Fellowship Committee
Mika Nonoyama, PhD, RRT Chair, ORCS Research & Fellowship Committee

Candidate: Sachi O’Hoski, PT, Hamilton
Program: PhD, Rehabilitation Science, McMaster University

Candidate: Christina McMillan Boyles, RN, MScN, Sudbury
Program: PhD, Interdisciplinary Rural and Northern Health, Laurentian University

Candidate: Kenneth Wu, PT, Toronto
Program: PhD, Rehabilitation Science, University of Toronto

Candidate: Sylvia Rinaldi, RD, London
Program: PhD, Health & Rehabilitation Sciences, Western University

2019-20 Funding Year

The deadline for applications for the 2019-20 funding year is February 1, 2019 for all streams of the program: Research Grants, and Fellowship Awards. Click here for copies of application forms and program guidelines.

ORCS Members are also welcome to apply for Ontario Thoracic Society (OTS) grants-in-aid (GIA), which are allocated to individual researchers in support of research in topics related to respiratory medicine in Ontario.