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OT Alumni Network

Alumni Achievement Award


Nominations for the University of Toronto Occupational Therapy 2022 Alumni Achievement Award are now closed. Thanks to all who nominated a U of T OT alumni who exemplifies excellence in education, practice, scholarly activity and/or service.

The award recipient(s) will be announced and celebrated at our next Alumni Network Event (Spring 2023) where we will provide updates on Network activities/plans, and hear remarks from the award recipient(s).

About the Alumni Achievement Award

Nominations are based on evidence of the nominee’s outstanding achievements in one or more of the following categories:


  • Innovation in teaching methods that improve learning or practice outcomes
  • Development of new opportunities for student occupational therapy fieldwork education
  • Development of high impact educational programming for student, public, professional or policy audiences


  • Exemplary occupational therapy practice, consultation, or mentorship
  • Development of novel occupational therapy, interdisciplinary or community-based programs, interventions or guidelines that improve patient, client, population, or societal outcomes


  • Research that advances occupational therapy theory, practice or service delivery
  • Publications that advance occupational therapy and science (research articles, professional magazines, books, etc.)
  • Knowledge translation to practice or policy that advances health and wellbeing through occupation


  • Leadership in occupational therapy, interdisciplinary or public service organizations
  • Contributions to provincial or national professional, health or social policy development


  • An area of achievement not covered in the above categories
  • Advancing the ‘public good’ through a commodity or service made available to a patient population, consumer groups, a public agency, or the public at large

Nomination Form

The deadline for submission closed on January 31, 2023.  For more information, contact Nick Reed at

Thank you for contributing to this process and for celebrating the achievements of University of Toronto Occupational Therapy graduates.

Past Recipients

Year Alum
2021 Donna Drynan, Sari Grossinger and Janet Woodhouse
2020 Isabel Fryszberg
2019 Louise Burridge
2018 Liz Townsend
2017 Sharon Brintnell
2016 Dorcas Beaton
2015 Lynn Cockburn
2014 Beverlea Tallant
2013 Bonnie Kirsh
2012 Christie Brenchley
2011 Debra Anne Stewart
2010 Angela Colantonio
2009 Anne Agur
2008 Barbara Quinn
2007 Barbara Cooper
2006 Joanne Valliant Cook
2005 Wendy Campbell
2004 Pearl Gryfe
2003 Marilyn Ernst Conibear
2002 Marg Young
2001 Judy Friedland
2000 Pat Fisher
1999 Isobel Robinson
1998 Ann Strickland
1997 Thelma Cardwell
1996 Karen Goldenberg