Dr. Yani Hamdani has won a 2017 Bloorview Research Institute Pursuit Award for her doctoral dissertation: “Problematizing Transition to Adulthood for Young Disabled People.”
This prestigious award is presented following an international competition. The award acknowledges and supports “outstanding achievements in the field of childhood disability research”.
Dr. Hamdani completed her PhD studies and research in the Dalla Lana School of Public Health at the University of Toronto. Her proud supervisor and committee members are Dr. Rebecca Renwick (OS&OT Faculty), Dr. Barbara Gibson (Dept. of Physical Therapy), and Dr. Cameron Norman (Dalla Lana School of Public Health).
Yani is also an Occupational Therapist, and a guest lecturer and member of the Professional Curriculum Committee in the Department of Occupational Science and Occupational Therapy.