Freda Warner receives Dean's Convocation Medal

June 01, 2015

As one of SFU's most outstanding graduate students from the Faculty of Health Sciences, Ms. Freda Warner is being recognized with the award of the Dean of Graduate Studies Convocation Medal. On behalf of SFU, we congratulate Ms. Warner on her outstanding achievements. 

Freda Warner completed her B.Sc. at the University of Guelph in Biology and Mathematics, and after returning to Vancouver she decided that a Master of Public Health degree was the perfect way to pursue her interests in population health and quantitative research.

Two years later, she has achieved a stellar 4.09 GPA in her graduate courses, gained experience through conferences and poster presentations, published her research, and received many honours and awards.

Dr. Michel Joffres, her supervisor, comments, "her findings will have an impact in the prevention of hospital mortality for people with traumatic spinal cord injury, and will be a landmark research in this area."

She is currently working as a Research Assistant at the Rick Hansen Institute and ICORD, and she will be spending part of the summer continuing this work at the University Hospital Balgrist in Zurich, Switzerland.

In September she will be starting her PhD at UBC, and will continue to pursue her interest in spinal cord injury research with a focus on chronic pain.

Ms. Warner would like to thank her supervisor for his support, as well as Dr. Lynne Quarmby for supporting her throughout her journey. She adds, "I believe that SFU's comprehensive learning environment has allowed me to become a well-rounded health researcher."

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