Over 20 MScOT Students, 4 Alumnus, and numerous OS&OT Faculty made presentations at this year’s CAOT Conference in Banff, Alberta.
Many of our students present at the conference each year, and this year we are proud to announce that Jeanette McGeough and Alicja Mazierska won a 2016 CAOT Student Bursary for their abstract “Functional Outcomes of Music Supported Rehabilitation Post-Stroke: A Systematic Review.” The award is given to the top 3 student abstracts submitted to the conference. Congratulations to Jeanette and Alicja, and to their project supervisors, Lisa Engel, Deirdre Dawson.
Also of note, was the session “Occupations of Youth with Developmental Disabilities – Learning from the Experts.” David Conforti, one of three youth with intellectual disabilities who act as consultants to the project, was a presenter at the conference along with Shauna Eisen, research coordinator. The other members of the research team are Zoe Stanley and Peter Lauretani (consultants), Melissa Ngo, Lisa Schumph, and Kevin Stoddart (community organization collaborators), Natalie Rose (doctoral student), Jasmine Cowen (research assistant) and investigators Rebecca Renwick, Ann Fudge Schormans, and Deb Cameron. The findings presented at CAOT were from a larger study “From the Margins: Voices of Youths with Disabilities on Friendship, Inclusion and Quality of Life.”