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Urgent Message Re: Call for Status-Only and Adjunct Lecturer Appointments

To all applicants for initial and renewal status-only and adjunct appointments:
Due to the technical difficulties we experienced with the Laserfiche system, which is presently back online, we have extended the application deadlines as follows:
Initial Appointment Applications due January 15, 2018 (January 22, 2018)
Renewal Appointment Applications due January 31, 2018 (February 7, 2018)

We apologize for any inconvenience this may have caused and we appreciate your patience in this matter.
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, 2018. We invite you to apply.

The deadline for submitting your INITIAL application is JANUARY 15, 2018 and for RE-APPOINTMENT, JANUARY 31, 2018. Please note that late applications will NOT be considered.

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.

For information about applying for a Status-Only position click here >>
For information about applying for an Adjunct position click here >>

Should you have any questions, please refer to the 2017-2018 Status-Only and Adjunct Rehab Sector Guidelines.
Additional information is also available here: Applying for Status Only or Adjunct Appointments

If you have questions, contact Annmarie Riley at:

Special Lecture – Dr. Jennifer Fleming

Professor Fleming is Head of Occupational Therapy at The University of Queensland,

Jennifer graduated from the University of Queensland in 1987 with a Bachelor
of Occupational Therapy with first class honours and a university medal. After working
clinically in brain injury rehabilitation for several years, she completed her PhD in 1996
as a Menzies scholar.

Her research aims to improve the lives of people with brain
impairment by understanding psychosocial and cognitive limitations arising from
neurological injury and discovering effective rehabilitation methods. Focus areas are
self-awareness impairment, memory rehabilitation, meaningful occupation and the
transition from hospital to home.

Her work is clinically based, interdisciplinary and
translational. It has been widely disseminated via more than 200 publications and
workshops and webinars for clinicians. Jennifer’s research has been funded by
competitive national grants from the National Health and Medical Research Council and
the Australian Research Council.
For more information, please contact:
Rehabilitation Sciences Building
500 University Avenue, Toronto, ON M5G 1V7
Tel: (416) 597-3422, ext. 3505

Rehab Rounds – Jeff Crukley – Thurs. June 1, 2017


Thursday, June 1st, 2017, 12:10 to 1:00 pm

Rehabilitation Sciences Building, 500 University Ave, Room 132

“Can cognitive capacity predict listening effort?”

Jeff Crukley, PhD.
Senior Research Scientist, Starkey Hearing Technologies;
Adjunct Lecturer, University of Toronto, Department of Speech-Language Pathology

Jeff Crukley is a Senior Research Scientist at Starkey Hearing Technologies. He earned his M.Sc. in audiology in 2007 and his Ph.D. in Hearing Science in 2011. Jeff completed a post-doctoral fellowship at the Brain & Mind Institute at Western University and worked as a clinical audiologist in private practice. He engages in research on naturalistic approaches to understanding auditory ecology, and the relationships between hearing loss, cognition, and technological innovations. As adjunct faculty, Jeff enjoys mentoring students and teaching in the field of hearing science.


If you would like to attend by webconference, please log in as a guest at:

For more information, please contact:
Rehabilitation Sciences Building
500 University Avenue, 1th Flr. Toronto, ON M5G 1V7
Tel: (416) 978-4648 Fax: (416) 946-8643

Nominate an OT Mentor

Do you know an OT who would be a great mentor for the course Building Practice through Mentorship?  Each OT mentor works with a small group of students to build reflective practice skills and support professional development throughout the two years of the Occupational Therapy program.

Mentors are experienced OTs who are exemplary role models, have strong group facilitation skills, and must be nominated by colleagues or past students. Make a nomination by emailing the course coordinators (see below) with the name and email of the proposed mentor, and a short statement of why you think they would be a great mentor.

Please contact the Mentorship Course Coordinators for more information or to make a nomination:  Lynn Cockburn  and Anne Fourt.

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!

Thelma Cardwell Research Day 2016

With approximately 300 people in attendance, this year was the largest Thelma Cardwell Research Day yet! Dr. Florence Clark, from the University of Southern California (USC), delivered an inspired and inspiring Keynote Address to an audience of students, faculty, family, community partners, and organizational representatives.

Special thanks to all of those who worked so hard to make the event a great success!

The tweeting activity during the day is a testament to the excitement and interest that it generated.

Transforming Technology for Aging and Healthcare

As part of the University’s 2016 Spring Reunion Stress-free Degree Lecture Series, Dr. Alex Mihailidis will be presenting a free lecture for the public. "Disruption Ahead: Transforming Technology for Aging and Healthcare" explores new ways of thinking about the design of these technologies to realize their great promise for older adults.

May 27, 12:30 p.m.
Sidney Smith Hall, Room 2118
100 St. George St.


Class of 2015


Congratulations to the Class of 2015!

Convocation for the graduating Class of 2015 was a well-attended event held at Victoria College on November 11. The valedictorian was Batoul Sayed Ahmed.