The functioning of the Department of Occupational Science and Occupational Therapy is facilitated through the activities of several standing committees, each with representation from students, core and status faculty, and often, community partners. Members of the Department’s clinical community can share their ideas and questions with any of the committees through the Committee Chairs. On occasion, committees may actively solicit community feedback through on-line surveys on issues related to curriculum, research or continuing education.
Please contact a Committee Chair if you’re interested in becoming a member.
Professional Curriculum Committee
Chair: Nick Reed
The Professional Curriculum committee ensures that the Occupational Therapy curriculum is of the highest calibre, well planned, coordinated, implemented and evaluated. The curriculum aims to be internationally recognized and based on established educational principles and research.
Student Affairs Committee
Chair: Jill Stier (on study leave)
Acting Chair to January 2022: Donna Barker
The vision for this committee is to promote the profession of OT to potential students and select the brightest and best students to our program. We endeavour to ensure that students have a positive and rewarding experience in our program. This committee is responsible for admissions and awards, recruitment, evaluation, and the marks and appeals process.
Chair: Jill Cameron (on research leave)
Acting Chair, July 2021-June 2022: Behdin Nowrouzi-Kia
The Research Committee provides mechanisms for individual faculty as well as the Department as a whole to achieve maximum potential in research activities.