Ryan Hoiland

Dr. Hoiland obtained his BHK, MSc, and PhD in Health and Exercise sciences at the University of British Columbia Okanagan. The main research focus of his graduate training was on cerebral vascular physiology, particularly in the context of how the brain regulates its blood supply when there are reductions in the amount of oxygen in the blood. Now working as a Postdoctoral fellow under the supervision of Dr. Christopher West in the Department of Cellular and Physiological Sciences at UBC, Dr. Hoiland’s focus has turned to how we may be able to better manage perfusion of the spinal cord acutely following injury.

Dr. Hoiland currently holds a Michael Smith Foundation for Health Research Trainee Award and was a previous recipient of the University of British Columbia Okanagan’s PhD Researcher of the Year award (2018) and Governor General’s Gold Medal (2019).