2018-2019

Shainuka Kannathas

Shainuka completed her undergraduate honour’s thesis under the guidance of Dr. Flowers, concentrating on the testing of English and French items for a new language screening tool for persons with right hemisphere stroke. She graduated with a Bachelor’s of Science from the University of Ottawa in 2019 and plans to continue her studies in health sciences.

 

Kannika Hour

Kannika completed her undergraduate honour’s thesis under the guidance of Dr. Flowers, concentrating on the neuroanatomical underpinnings of swallowing, speech, and language impairments in acute stroke patients. She contributed to an oral presentation at the 2019 Canadian Stroke Congress and associated published abstract. She graduated with a Bachelor’s in Neurosciences from Carleton University in 2019. She subsequently began a Master of Health Science at the University of Ottawa in the Interdisciplinary School of Health Sciences.

 

2017-2018

Rachel Lee

Rachel completed her honour’s thesis with Dr. Flowers in 2017-2018 with a focus on swallowing treatment for patients with Parkinson’s Disease and dysphagia. After completing her Bachelor of Health Sciences at the University of Ottawa, Rachel worked as a clinical research coordinator, and volunteered with March of Dimes and Action Potential Services. Subsequently, she entered the Master of Health Science program in Speech-Language Pathology at the University of Toronto.

 

Gloria Zuljevic

Gloria completed her undergraduate honour’s thesis under the guidance of Dr. Flowers, concentrating on the development of a cross-linguistic language screening tool for persons with right hemisphere stroke. After completing her Bachelor of Health Sciences at the University of Ottawa, Gloria entered a research Master’s program in aging and health at Queen’s University. Upon its completion, she began a clinical Master’s degree (audiology stream) in the School of Audiology and Speech Sciences at the University of British Columbia.

 

Matea Zuljevic

Matea completed her honour’s thesis with Dr. Flowers, focusing on clinical practice behaviours of speech-language pathologists around oral care provision in stroke patients with swallowing impairments. She obtained her Bachelor of Health Sciences at the University of Ottawa in 2018. Matea then entered the Master of Public Health and Health Systems at the University of Waterloo. Her career goal is to work in the public health sector upon its completion.