Bolette Rafn has completed her MSc in Health Science at the University of Copenhagen, Denmark. Her thesis was on breast cancer rehabilitation, specifically focusing on the arm function of breast cancer patients after surgery, a project that was also supervised by Dr. Kristin Campbell. She has a Bachelor degree in Physiotherapy with several years of clinical experience. Clinical research with focus on prevention and early rehabilitation of physical impairments among breast cancer patients is her main interest. Bolette began her Ph.D. in breast cancer rehabilitation with Dr. Campbell in September 2015. Outside of research, she enjoys the beauty of Vancouver and its surroundings on a mountain bike, in hiking boots or with a pair of skis
Logan is a 2nd year MSc student, supervised by Dr. Kristin Campbell. He has a Bachelor of Science degree in Health Sciences from Wilfrid Laurier University. His primary research is looking into investigating the role of body composition when addressing colon cancer survival. He enjoys biking, biking, music, good food, and basketball. In the future, he hopes to contribute to early identification of sarcopenic colon cancer patients and improving their survival through exercise training.
Kendra is a first year MSc student supervised by Dr. Kristin Campbell. Kendra completed her Bachelor of Science in Kinesiology at the University of Victoria in 2018. Her current research focuses on how to minimize the prevalence of upper limb dysfunction after breast cancer surgery using physiotherapy. In the future, she hopes to contribute to the body of knowledge that aims to improve the quality of life and clinical outcomes among cancer patients through exercise. During her free time, Kendra can be found running by the ocean, reading, listening to music, and spending too much money on coffee.
Aaliya is the Research Coordinator for the Campbell lab. She has a Bachelor‘s degree in Kinesiology and a Masterof Science in Neurodegenerative Disease and Exercise and is now expanding her knowledge in cancer research. As a certified Exercise Physiologist, she works with both clinical populations and high performance athletes. Her philosophy regarding exercise is that the work you put in today is the result you see tomorrow. In her free time, she is up for anything fun and challenging, especially snowboarding, martial artsand rock climbing.Aaliya’s favourite quote to live by is by Ralph Waldo Emerson, “What lies behind us and what lies before us are tiny matters compared to what lies within us.”
Alexandra is currently a third year student studying Kinesiology at UBC. Alexandra has been working as a work-learn student in the CEPL since September 2016. She has been mainly involved in the Exercise Influence on Taxane side effects (EXIT) study, and has helped out in different areas of the lab as well. Alexandra loves being involved in her community and has been an active volunteer at PARC (Physical Activity Research Center), and is also an Assistant Director with UBC Rec Intramurals. In her spare time, Alexandra enjoys hiking, playing volleyball, and being at the beach with her golden retriever Charlie.