Congratulations Professor Emerita, Judith Friedland (P&OT ’60)

One of our illustrious alumna, Dr. Judith Friedland, who served as Chair of the Department of Occupational Therapy for nine years, was profiled in the University of Toronto, Faculty of Medicine’s Spring 2014 magazine, and their Living History webpage

 

Dr. Friedland has a keen interest in the early history of our profession. In her refereed papers and in presentations, she has examined the historical and ideological conditions that gave rise to our profession, and described its early development. This work culminated in the publication by McGill-Queen’s University Press in 2011 of her book, Restoring the Spirit: the beginnings of occupational therapy in Canada, 1890-1930.

 

Dr. Friedland is included in the Canadian Who’s Who, has been awarded Honorary Life Membership in the Ontario Society of Occupational Therapists, received the Physical and Occupational Therapy Alumni Achievement Award, a mentoring award from the department of Occupational Science and Occupational Therapy, and an Arbor Award for volunteerism from the University of Toronto. In 2003

 

Dr. Friedland was named the Muriel Driver Lecturer and became a Fellow of the Canadian Association of Occupational Therapists. She is an internationally recognized leader in occupational therapy education and has been an engaging mentor for many students and professionals throughout her career. In addition she has also been a member of the University of Toronto Health Sciences Research Ethics Board, which helps to create the protocols to guide research practices at the University.

We in the Department and the greater University of Toronto alumni community are proud of Dr Friedland’s many accomplishments and greatly appreciate the recognition her work brings to our occupational therapy community.

 

Dr. Friedland has a keen interest in the early history of our profession. In her refereed papers and in presentations, she has examined the historical and ideological conditions that gave rise to our profession, and described its early development. This work culminated in the publication by McGill-Queen’s University Press in 2011 of her book, Restoring the Spirit: the beginnings of occupational therapy in Canada, 1890-1930.

 

Dr. Friedland is included in the Canadian Who’s Who, has been awarded Honorary Life Membership in the Ontario Society of Occupational Therapists, received the Physical and Occupational Therapy Alumni Achievement Award, a mentoring award from the department of Occupational Science and Occupational Therapy, and an Arbor Award for volunteerism from the University of Toronto.

 

In 2003 Dr. Friedland was named the Muriel Driver Lecturer and became a Fellow of the Canadian Association of Occupational Therapists. She is an internationally recognized leader in occupational therapy education and has been an engaging mentor for many students and professionals throughout her career. In addition she has also been a member of the University of Toronto Health Sciences Research Ethics Board, which helps to create the protocols to guide research practices at the University.

 

We in the Department and the greater University of Toronto alumni community are proud of Dr Friedland’s many accomplishments and greatly appreciate the recognition her work brings to our occupational therapy community.

 

Posted July 22, 2014