Sylvia Langlois

S. Langlois' PortraitAssistant Professor
Department of Occupational Science and Occupational Therapy


School of Graduate Studies
  • Associate Member

Sylvia Langlois graduated with BHSc (OT) in 1982 from McMaster University, Hamilton and an MSc (Epidemiology) in 1986 from the University of Western Ontario, London. In the past she has worked as an occupational therapist in a number of hospitals and community settings with both adolescents and adults who have experienced a variety of developmental, physical and mental health challenges. In addition, she has also held various leadership and research positions.


Sylvia is a part-time faculty member responsible for coordinating the two-year Building Practice through Mentorship course and supports the integration of Interprofessional Education into the Occupational Science and Occupational Therapy curriculum. She is interested in the development of professionalism, reflective practice and critical reflection.


As well, Sylvia is the Faculty Lead for Curriculum at the Centre for Interprofessional Education (IPE) at the University of Toronto. Here she is responsible for the development, implementation and evaluation of the IPE curriculum for 3700 students from the eleven health science programs.

Selected Recent Publications
  1. Talag, A., Fourt, A., Greenspoon, I. & Langlois, S. (Jan. 2012) From Student To Colleague: Integrating the Profile of Occupational Practice in Canada into a Mentorship Course. OTNow.
  2. Cameron, A., Rennie, S., DiProspero, L., Langlois, S., Wagner, S., Potvin, M., Dematteo, D., LeBlanc, V. and Reeves, S. (2009) An introduction to teamwork: Findings from an evaluation of an interprofessional education experience for 1000 first year students.Journal of Allied Health. (Winter 2009).
  3. Cameron, A., Ignjatovic, I., Langlois, S., Dematteo, D., DiProspero, L., Wagner, S. and Reeves, S. (2009) An Introduction to Interprofessional Education for First-Year Health Science Students: Perspectives of Pharmacy Students and Faculty. American Journal of Pharmaceutical Education, 73(4), Article 62.
Research Interests

Interprofessional education and collaborative practice.

Development of professionalism and reflective practice.

Special Lectures / Keynote Speeches
  1. Davidson, S., Langlois, S. & Lowe, M. (June, 2013). Innovative Learning in Geriatric Rehabilitation – Occupational Therapy Perspectives. Canadian Association of Occupational Therapy Conference, Victoria, British Columbia.
  2. Langlois, S., Gabison, S., Davey, H., Louis, J. & McKee, E. (June 2013)  Engaging patients/clients in the development of interprofessional education (IPE) learning activities: Examples from an HIV program. Collaborating across Border IV. Vancouver, British Columbia
  3. Langlois, S. (Nov. 20, 2012) Patient-Centred Education: Examples from a Health Mentor Program. Best Practice in Education Rounds. University of Toronto.
  4. Langlois, S., Davidson, S. & Lowe, M. (Oct. 2012). Developing Team-Based Collaboration and Communication Competency in Geriatrics: A Comparison of Face-to-Face and On-line Learning. All Together Better Health VI, Kobe, Japan.
  5. Langlois, S. & Hebert, D. (June 2012). Using client narratives to highlight ethics and professionalism. Canadian Association of Occupational Therapy, Quebec City, Quebec.