You are invited to hear Visiting Professor Dr. Hwan Kim (Daegu University, South Korea) speak at Rehab Rounds on May 2, 2019. His talk is titled “Current Issues on Disability and Rehabilitation in North Korea”. Check the events calendar for full details.
The University of Toronto is strongly committed to diversity within its community and especially welcomes applications from racialized persons / persons of colour, women, Indigenous / Aboriginal People of North America, persons with disabilities, LGBTQ+ persons, and others who may contribute to the further diversification of ideas.Visit our Job Opportunities page for details, including links to apply.
Toronto Cathay Lions Club Scholarship in OT
This award recognizes the student who obtained the highest standing in the first year of the program. This year’s recipient is Martina Sykula.
Isobel Robinson Award
This award recognizes Ms. Robinson’s (Director of OT Program, 1967-1981) contribution to U of T, and is presented to the student who obtains high academic standing in the first year of the program with strong fieldwork evaluations. This year’s recipient is Laura van Daele.
Eleanor B. Krangle Award in Occupational Science & Occupational Therapy
This award will be given to a student in the Department who demonstrates socially conscious contributions to the University community. This year’s recipient is Janany Jeyasundaram.
Peter Rappolt Family Scholarship in Occupational Performance and Wellbeing
This award supports new research in occupational science and occupational therapy, focused on mental health, developmental delay, caregiving, community integration, cognitive assessments and interventions, environmental adaptations, translating research evidence into practice, or examining how the health and social systems can meet complex needs. This year’s recipients are Amy Yang and Martina Sykula.
- Friendly, outgoing and caring
- Supportive of others, and
- A good student
Each year, students in the first year of the MScOT program are asked to consider nominating a classmate who exemplifies these qualities. Nominees are considered by faculty members, who select the recipient.Priscilla’s name will be added to the award plaque in the OT Main Office at 500 University.
Pictured: Priscilla with Prof. Jill Stier, Graduate Coordinator; Priscilla with Mallory Cole, OT2 student and 2018 recipient.
Research led by Dr. Angela Colantonio on females with concussion has been highlighted by the National Institutes of Health (NIH). The research team found that ‘girls with a concussion are more likely than males to have a neck injury’. The NIH-funded study has recently been published in the Journal Women’s Health: Neck injury comorbidity in concussion-related emergency department visits: a population-based study of sex differences across the life span.
Registration is now open for the 2019 Fieldwork Education Awards Breakfast and Clinical Education Workshops. The event takes place February 20 this year, with an appreciation breakfast and awards ceremony, followed by your choice of two excellent workshops. Registration closes February 11. Click here for details of the workshop and registration.
Associate Professor Emerita Patty Rigby, a national leader and a beloved member of our Department, passed away on October 7, 2018.
Prof. Rigby was a paediatric occupational therapist and long-time clinician and researcher at Holland Bloorview Kids Rehabilitation Hospital. Prof. Rigby has been an integral member of the Department since 1994, when she first joined the Department as a lecturer. She was the Graduate Coordinator of the MScOT program when it was initiated in 2001.
Professor Bonnie Kirsh contributed to the Doctors’ Notes column in the Toronto Star, November 19: Be empathetic about mental health in the workplace.
Doctors’ Notes is a weekly column written by members of the Faculty of Medicine