New website for KPE’s Spinal Cord Injury Peer Mentorship team


Published: 30Jan2018

Dr. Shane Sweet, of our Department of Kinesiology and Physical Education (KPE), has launched a new website for a community-university partnership on Spinal Cord Injury Peer Mentorship (SCIPM):

Shane Sweet’s program of research aims to enhance the lives of adults with spinal cord injury through peer mentorship and by working in partnership with community-based organizations. Peer mentorship is defined as interaction that helps individuals who share similar lived experiences to adapt and thrive.

The SCIPM team’s research aims to identify the key outcomes in spinal cord injury peer mentorship and create a much-needed peer mentorship evaluation tool. The SCIPM team includes members from spinal cord injury associations across the country including Ability New Brunswick, Spinal Cord Injury Alberta, Spinal Cord Injury Ontario, Spinal Cord Injury BC and researchers from UBC Okanagan and the Rick Hansen Institute. The team also includes Dr. Lee Schaefer, Assistant Professor with KPE, and Dr. Meredith Rocchi, a postdoctoral fellow with KPE.