Celebrating 100 Years

The Department of Occupational Science and Occupational Therapy is celebrating our 100th anniversary with special events throughout 2018.

The theme for our celebration is OT in Mental Health and Wellness, with several events planned:

  • A birthday party in February 2018, to celebrate the first occupational therapy course for ward aides 100 years ago (stories and photos)
  • The Thelma Cardwell Lecture, presented by Heidi Cramm, PhD titled 100 Years Later: How Trauma Continues to Shape Occupational Therapy(details)
  • A centenary celebration in the spring for all OT and POT Alumni (including awards and a surprise announcement, stay tuned)
  • An event focusing on student mental health and well-being in Fall 2018

Between events, keep up with our centenary activities by engaging with us on social media as we honour the Department’s achievements; recognize the contributions of current students, alumni and faculty; and envision the future impact of our research, teaching and practice.

On Facebook (OSandOTUofT), you will find news, profiles, stories and photos.  Join us to connect with old (and new) friends and keep up to date on our Centenary events.  We invite you to share your own memories, too.

Follow us on Intagram (@ot100ut) for a visual journey through our past, present and future. Tag your own photos with #ot100ut to help us develop our stories.

On Twitter (@osot_UofT), you’ll find news about our current activities and upcoming events.

Photo of Centenary Breakfast GuestsIf you’re interested in helping organize or supporting any of our centenary plans, please contact Associate Professor Emerita Patty Rigby at patty.rigby@utoronto.ca or the Executive & Communications assistant Sandra Sokoloff at ot.chair@utoronto.ca.