Dennis Louie

 
Walking recovery after stroke using a robotic exoskeleton
 
Why did you decide to pursue a graduate degree?

In order to enhance my career and interests in physiotherapy and neurological rehabilitation, as well as to pursue an alternative path as a scientist. Conducting clinical research may lead to better outcomes for physiotherapy patients as well as shape the physiotherapy profession.

Why did you decide to study at UBC?

UBC hosts some of the leading scientists in Canada in the physiotherapy realm. Vancouver and BC are also home, so it was an easy choice to pursue graduate studies at the University of British Columbia.

What is it specifically, that your program offers, that attracted you?

It allows me to conduct clinical research, related to my physiotherapy background.

What was the best surprise about UBC or life in Vancouver?

You can't beat west-coast living. All year round there's something to do outdoors.

What aspect of your graduate program do you enjoy the most or are looking forward to with the greatest curiosity?

Having spent some time in the workforce and gaining clinical experience as a physiotherapist gave me a solid financial and experiential base to begin graduate studies.

What advice do you have for new graduate students?

Seek out as many opportunities as you can that interest you, they're all out there if you look for them!