A different kind of rider update: Today I successfully defended my PhD thesis in Rehabilitation Sciences at the University of British Columbia! I was also informed that I have been nominated for the Governor General’s Gold Medal, which is one of the most prestigious academic awards in Canada. My family joined me on campus post-defence.

This community, and initiatives like the Trek Red Truck p/b Mosiac Homes rider scholarship fund, are instrumental in allowing us to compete and succeed at the highest level of sport and academics. I truly appreciate all of your support and I could not have made it to this finish line alone.

Hopefully I’ll see you out on the road or at a race sometime soon!