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Fabienne Moser

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Name: Fabienne Moser
Year scholarship received: 2009
Purpose of scholarship: I received the scholarship while I was in my final year in the Master’s of Science physiotherapy program

100-word bio on yourself as of Spring 2016:

Since April 2013, I have been working full-time as a physiotherapist at Banff Physiotherapy and Sport Injuries clinic. In addition, I have had some opportunities to work and travel as a contracted physiotherapist with the Canadian Paralympic Ski Team as well as the Women’s National Ski Team.

I couldn’t be happier working in the community of Banff. It’s the town I grew up in and helping individuals return to an active lifestyle has been a very rewarding part of the job. Besides work, I spend most of my free time either out on the slopes skiing or hiking/climbing in the summer. I also enjoy volunteering weekly coaching gymnastics. Gymnastics was a huge part of my childhood and youth in Banff, so giving back to the sport is one of my biggest passions.

What impact did the Marika Laub Memorial Scholarship have on your career/path/journey to where you are today? 

The scholarship has had a very large impact on me. I was very touched when I received the award. The application process helped me realize I wanted to have a career in the community of Banff. Then to actually receive the scholarship made me feel as though the community supported my ideas and goals.

I remember first hearing about Marika Laub when I was in Grade 7. Each year at our school, there was a race called the “Turkey Trot.” At the assembly afterwards, the Marika Laub trophy was presented to the fastest female and male runner. The presenter would always talk about who Marika was and what an exceptional individual and athlete she was. I was always touched by that moment and was lucky enough to be the recipient of that award a few times. For me, the experience of winning an award that is named in honor of someone has a lot more meaning to me than any other kind of award. I always felt as though I had a special connection to her (I’ve felt the connection by knowing her parents and having details of her life shared with me since I was young) and I can honestly say I have been inspired by everything I know about her.

Do you have any advice or an inspirational quote to share with future recipients?

“It’s not the years in your life that count. It’s the life in your years.” — Abraham Lincoln