Leadership & Innovation

 

Inspiring Stories About our OT Alumni

The Department of Occupational Science and Occupational Therapy has had the privilege of educating many wonderful individuals. We are extremely proud of the many achievements of our grads. In this section, we are pleased to profile examples of OT alumni making a difference in their workplace, their communities and our profession through leadership and innovative initiatives. Their achievements are truly inspiring.

If you have a story that you wish to share about yourself, one of your classmates, or a colleague, who is a graduate from our program, please send us an email: ot.reception@utoronto.ca and we will follow up with you.

If you have a passion for being part of future projects with the OSOT Psychotherapy Subcommittee please contact OSOT for more information.
 

Return to Work Expert Shows Leadership in Northern Ontario

Behdin Nowrouzi-Kia

Behdin Nowrouzi-Kia

MScOT, 2006

OS&OT Alumna is a Dedicated Geriatric OT

Megan Kohls-Wiebe

Megan Kohls-Wiebe

BScOT, 2000

Psychotherapy Expert Co-authors Resource Compendium for OTs Practicing in Mental Health

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Lisa Detwiler

BScOT’98

OT Entrepreneurs Enable Inclusion Through Dance

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Jade & Mallory Ryan

Jade (MScOT’13) and Mallory (MScOT’11)

World Expert in the Field of Inclusive Design

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Jutta Treviranus

B.Sc.’81

 

Dr. Nick Reed and Fellow Alumni are Leading Efforts to Improve the Lives of Kids and Youth Who’ve Experienced Concussion

Nick Reed and Fellow OT Alumni
Left to right: Nick Reed (’07), Stephanie McFarland (’14), Talia Dick (’11), Katie Mah (’11), Andie Hickling (’14) and Melissa Paniccia (’13)

Dr. Nick Reed (MScOT’07) is a kids concussion guru who spends his time developing, implementing and evaluating research, educational and clinical programming for kids with concussion and their families. Nick grew up playing sports and experienced a fair share of sports-related injuries and such exposure developed his initial interest in sports medicine and physiotherapy. While attending a joint physiotherapy and occupational therapy information session, he was immediately drawn to occupational therapy’s view of seeing injury as part of “a bigger picture that includes the person, their environment and the occupations that bring meaning into individuals’ lives.”

Talented Young Alumni Make Us Proud

Heather Moyse

Heather Moyse

MScOT’07

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Robin Mazumder

MScOT’11

Jenny Hardy

Jenny Hardy

MScOT’13

 

OT Alumni Leadership with the Ontario Society of Occupational Therapists (OSOT): Profiling Recent Members of the Board of Directors

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The mission of OSOT is to “lead the profession of occupational therapy in Ontario by providing vision, voice, visibility and value for Ontario occupational therapists”. We are both proud and grateful that many of our alumni have chosen to take on a variety of roles and responsibilities with OSOT over the years. Congratulations and thanks to all of you!

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Beth Linkewich

President-Elect (2014 – present), Director (2004-2007)

 

Sylvia Davidson

Sylvia Davidson

Director (2014 – present)

 

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Andrea Thompson

Director (2007–2009), President-Elect (2012–2013), President (2013–2014)

 

Leta Stenge

Leta Stegne

Director (2011-2012, 2014)

 

Barbara Cawley

Barbara Cawley

Director (2010-2014)

 

Iris Greenspoon

Iris Greenspoon

Director (2010 – 2014)

 

Gail Teachman

Gail Teachman

President-Elect (2008-2009), President (2009-2011), 
and Past President (2011-2013)
Doctoral Candidate, Rehabilitation Science Institute, 
University of Toronto.

 

Examples of OT Alumni Leadership

 

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Katie Churchill | MScOT, OT. Reg. (Ont.)

Senior Practice Lead, Occupational Therapy, Alberta Health Services

 

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Angela Colantonio | PhD, OT. Reg. (Ont.)

Professor, University of Toronto 
CIHR Research Chair in Gender, Work and Health
Senior Scientist, Toronto Rehabilitation Institute,
University Health Network

 

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Mandy Lowe | MSc, BSc(OT), OT Reg. (Ont.)

Congratulations Mandy on your appointment as Director of Education,
Co-Director, University Health Network (UHN) International Centre for Education,
Associate Director, Centre for Interprofessional Education, 
University of Toronto.