History

1998  The first Fortress 2000 electric scooter was presented to the Disabled Students Association at the University of Alberta. A total of 7 have been donated.

SCITCS created the Louise Miller Bursary, which reads, “in recognition of her tireless dedication to the needs of the spinal cord injured, her pioneering efforts in the acquisition of FES technology and in recognition of her leadership in the origin, operation and development of the SCITCS organization and its network,” presented annually at the University of Alberta to a graduating student with a disability.

Louise received the “Integrity Award” from the Glenora Rotary Club.

1999 Row-Stim was added to the FES exercise equipment in the SCITCS FES Clinic at the University of Alberta. Demonstrated by Bohdan Olijnyk, the first person to assist the researchers in the development trials and a SCITCS Board Member. Sadly Bohdan has passed away. SCITCS provided the financial support to create the Bohdan V. Olijnyk award administered by the International Functional Electrical Society (IFESS)

2000 Louise Miller received The Order of Canada presented to Canadians who exemplify the highest qualities of citizenship and whose contributions enrich the lives of their contemporaries.

Louise Miller with Donna Harker of The Edmonton Sun at the book signing held at Audreys book store