Christina Bruce

PhD Candidate


Dr. Chris McNeil

Current Program

NSERC Postgraduate Scholarship-Doctoral Award, British Columbia Graduate Scholarship, Graduate Dean’s Aboriginal Entrance Fellowship, Aboriginal Graduate Fellowship Award, NSERC Undergraduate Student Research Award, and The Alexander Rutherford Scholarship.


Christina completed her BSc at Mount Royal University in Calgary, AB (2015) and her MSc at UBCO (2019). Outside of academia, Christina continues to pursue an active musical career where she performs with various artists on a local, national and international level. Christina aspires to work with national and international researchers, advancing the field of integrative human physiology while pursuing a career which generates effective modes of science communication for various audiences.

Current Research

Christina’s research interests include studying the effects of environmental stress on the human neuromuscular system. Specifically, Christina is interested in the acute and long term effects of hypoxia and hypercapnia on the fatiguing neuromuscular system and how this may change following high altitude acclimatization.