Volunteers

Volunteer Interprofessional Committee (VIP)

Chair

Emma Scotchmer is a 2nd year medical student at McMaster working towards becoming a geriatrician or family doctor who specializes in the care of the elderly. She is interested in intergenerational programs and improving health care for older adults regarding social isolation and its effect on health, access to care and healthy aging.

Members

Branavan Sivapathasundaram is a 5th year co-op student at McMaster University in the Honours Molecular Biology and Genetics program. He has a background in cancer biology from the Daniel Lab at McMaster and is interested in health and patient care.

Alina Rodrigues recently graduated from McMaster University in Honours Health Studies and Gerontology, along with a Mohawk Business Studies Certificate from Mohawk College. She has academic and work experience in community health care and working with older adults. She in interested in the geriatric population, mental health care and creating accessible health care within the community.

Janice Mok is a fourth year student in the Bachelor of Health Sciences (Honours) program at McMaster University, minoring in psychology. She has experience in clinical and health policy research. Janice is interested in promoting healthy aging, improving access to care, and addressing healthcare challenges throgh health policy.

Volunteer Research Interns

Kelly Komac is currently in her fourth year at McMaster University, in the Bachelor of Science Honours Kinesiology program. She is interested in learning about the attitudes and beliefs held by the elderly population with regards to exercise and how this knowledge can be used to improve motivation to live an active life.

Robert Dima is level III Mohawk/McMaster student in the Medical Radiation Sciences program, specializing in diagnostic ultrasound. His research interests involve all aspects of medical imaging, professional development research and interprofessional research in healthcare.