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Thelma Cardwell

Thelma Cardwell Research Day

Save the Date!

Thelma Cardwell Research Day
Wednesday, June 28th
at O.I.S.E.
 
The annual Thelma Cardwell Research Day highlights the research conducted by 2nd year students in the MScOT program at the Department of Occupational Science & Occupational Therapy.
 
Join us in celebrating the innovative and exciting work of OS&OT students!
 
(more information will be posted as it becomes available)

Alex Mihailidis Addresses Standing Senate Committee

On March 9, 2017, Dr. Alex Mihailidis made a presentation to the Standing Senate Committee on Social Affairs, Science and Technology. The committee has been examining the role of robotics, 3D printing and artificial intelligence in the health care system. Alex was representing AGE-WELL, the Network of Centres of Excellence of which he is a Scientific Director.

Alex’s presentation and his answers to questions from the committee may be read in the Senate of Canada website.

Tsering Wangmo

Colleen Tate Memorial Bursary

On January 30, the Department presented the annual Colleen Tate Memorial Bursary to Year 1 student Tsering Wangmo after receiving several nominations from her classmates. The award is presented to the student, chosen by his/her classmates, who is in good academic standing and who best exemplifies the qualities that Colleen was known for. These include being generous, kind-hearted, accommodating, and outgoing.

Congratulations Tsering!

Susan J. Wagner and Amy Derochie

Amy Derochie (MScOT ’16) Receives “Susan J. Wagner Award”

Amy Derochie (MScOT ’16) is the recipient of this year’s “Susan J. Wagner Award for Student Leadership in Interprofessional Education.” This award honours a health profession student at the University of Toronto who demonstrates leadership, dedication, and excellence through promotion and engagement of interprofessional education and care.

With a key interest in promoting the role of the client/consumer, Amy was a member of the team in health profession education. Her research paper focused on the experience of the client/consumer and their understanding of partnering with health care professionals. She and her fellow students on the team, used transcripts of interviews with clients to create a Verbatim Theatre script titled, “Your Partners Will see You Now”, that was subsequently used to create an impactful learning experience for students in many of the health professions. As part of the team, Amy has presented this work at six international and national conferences.

While a student in the Occupational Science and Occupational Therapy program, Amy was the representative for her class in the Interprofessional Health Science Student Association (IPHSA). Here she was involved in a variety of activities, including work on expanding the constitution to include students from other professional programs. Amy was also the Interprofessional Education Representative on the Occupational Therapy Student Council, where she guided students in developing IPE elective learning activities.

In addition, Amy served as the University of Toronto’s IPHSA representative on the National Health Science Student Association (NaHSSA), where she collaborated with students across the country and served as the liaison between the national and local University of Toronto association. She also joined the executive council of NaHSSA, where she coordinated and communicated events and initiatives to members across Canada.

We extend our sincere congratulations to Amy for this well-deserved award!

Dr. Helene Polatajko

Dr. Helene Polatajko at TEDxToronto

On October 27th, 2016, Dr. Helene Polatajko spoke at the 2016 TEDxToronto conference. Recognized internationally for her work in cognitive-based treatments for children and adults with occupational performance challenges, Dr. Polatajko’s approach – known as CO-OP (Cognitive Orientation to daily Occupational Performance) – has become a standard throughout the world.

View the presentation >>

New Continuing Ed. Course

A new continuing education course will be offered in May, 2017. AMPS – Assessment of Motor and Process Skills is used to measure how well a client performs familiar activities of daily living (ADL).

Status-Only and Adjunct Appointments

 
The Rehabilitation Sciences Sector is currently accepting applications for INITIAL and RE-APPOINTMENTS for Status-Only and Adjunct Appointments for the term beginning July 1, 2017.
 
 
CALL FOR STATUS-ONLY AND ADJUNCT APPOINTMENTS 2016-2017

The Department of Occupational Science and Occupational Therapy is currently accepting applications for INITIAL AND RE-APPOINTMENT for Status-Only and Adjunct Appointments for the term beginning July 1, 2017.
 
THE DEADLINE TO SUBMIT YOUR APPLICATION FOR INITIAL AND RE-APPOINTMENT  IS  JANUARY 31, 2017  FOR STATUS-ONLY AND ADJUNCT APPOINTMENTS.
 
The academic goals of the Rehabilitation Sciences Sector cannot be met without the participation of talented individuals from many institutions and agencies outside of the university.  The aim of Status-Only and Adjunct Appointments is to recognize the participation of highly qualified and dedicated researchers, practitioners and members of the community in the academic and clinical education components of the programs.  These appointees augment the efforts and expertise of the full-time departmental faculty. We are seeking appointees who:

  • maintain a high level of expertise and competence in their disciplines;
  • are skilled at communicating expertise to members of their respective disciplines and the broader health care community;
  • can stimulate, challenge and develop the scholarly and clinical capacity of students; and,
  • contribute to the growth of the discipline by building the body of knowledge or advancing the quality, efficiency and effectiveness of practice.

 
If you are interested in applying, please visit our website, for Status-Only at http://aca.med.utoronto.ca/node/36 for Adjunct at http://aca.med.utoronto.ca/node/37 .
 
 
Should you have any questions, please refer to the “2016-2017 Status-Only and Adjunct Sector Guidelines, or contact  Annmarie Riley at ot.statusappt@utoronto.ca
 
 
You can also access a pre-recorded 45 minute information webinar by clicking on this link: A webinar on the Status Only and Adjunct Lecturer Application Process.
 
 
Download for more information >>