|Monday, June 1||The Complex Brain:Acquired Brain Injury & Intellectual Disability; Occupation and Sport 1; Professional Education||Download schedule with virtual presentation links|
|Tuesday, June 2||Occupation and Sport 2; OTs and Pediatrics 1; OTs and Pediatrics 2||Download schedule with virtual presentation links|
|Wednesday, June 3||Education, Dissemination and Evaluation Beyond Our Front Door; Telerehabilitation and OT||Download schedule with virtual presentation links|
|Thursday, June 4||OTs as Educators; Advocates and Policy Change Agents; OTs in Emerging Areas of Practice||Download schedule with virtual presentation links|
|Friday, June 5||OTs and Pediatrics 3; OTs in Community Mental Health; Enabling Occupation with Older Adults||Download schedule with virtual presentation links|
The topic for this podcast is “What Do Healthy Tissues Need?” You will learn about how your tissues (i.e., muscles, joints, ligaments, nerves) are impacted when working from home, what tissues need in order to stay healthy, and some practical strategies you can implement while working from home.
This episode was created in collaboration with Dr. Sharon Switzer-McIntyre, Associate Professor and Program Director in the Department of Physical Therapy at the University of Toronto.Sources:
Canadian Centre for Occupational Health and Safety: https://www.ontario.ca/page/ergonomics-workplace
Canadian Activity Guidelines: https://www.csep.ca/CMFiles/Guidelines/CSEP_PAGuidelines_adults_en.pdf
Nowrouzi-Kia, B. (2019). Joint Motion and Tissue Stress [PowerPoint Slides].
The topic for this podcast is “Creative Home Setups.” You will learn about proper body positioning, risk factors that may contribute to injury, and creative and no-cost home setup ideas you can implement to help you work more safely and productively at home.
This episode was created in collaboration with Pat McKee, Associate Professor Emeritus in the Department of Occupational Science & Occupational Therapy at the University of Toronto.Sources:
Switched onto Safety: http://switchedontosafety.com/ergonomics-in-the-workplace-2/
Taylor’d Ergonomics Incorporated. (n.d.). Ergonomics and Home Offices [PowerPoint Slides].
The topic for this podcast is “Eyestrain & Lighting While Using Electronic Interfaces.” You will learn about blue light and how it affects your eyes, risk factors that may be contributing to your eyestrain or tiredness, and some practical strategies you can implement to help protect your eyes when working from home.Sources:
The Canadian Association of Optometry: https://opto.ca/health-library/the-20-20-20-rule
Canadian Centre for Occupational Health and Safety: https://www.ccohs.ca/products/courses/office_ergonomics/
Blue Light Exposed: http://www.bluelightexposed.com/#what-is-blue-light
The topic for this podcast is “Work-life Balance and Restorative Sleep.” You will learn about the importance of work-life balance and restorative sleep, tips on how to integrate work-life balance into your daily routine, and strategies to help you achieve better sleep quality and consistency. These strategies will help you find the right fit between your goals and daily tasks, which will contribute to overall feelings of happiness, productivity and satisfaction while working from home.
This episode was created in collaboration with Marina Rezkalla, OT Reg. (Ont.), a University of Toronto alumnus who currently works on a family health team and Judith Mendoza, OT Reg. (Ont.), who runs a private practice specializing in mental health and insomnia treatment.Sources:
Corkhill, B., Hemmings, J., Maddock, A., & Riley, J. (2014). Knitting and Well-being, Textile, 12 (1), 34-57. doi: 10.2752/175183514×13916051793433
Manber, R., & Carney, C. E. (2015). Treatment plans and interventions for insomnia: a case formulation approach. Guilford Publications.
Suetsugi, M., Mizuki, Y., Ushijima, I., & Watanabe, Y. (2002). The relationship between rhythmic activities during a mental task and sleep spindles: a correlative analysis. Progress in neuro-psychopharmacology & biological psychiatry, 26(4), 631-637. doi:10.1016/S0278-5846(01)00216-0
Podcast #1: What do healthy tissues need?
Podcast #2: Creative home setups
Podcast #3: Eyestrain & lighting while using electronic interfaces
Podcast #4: Work-life balance and restorative sleep
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We are pleased to inform all current applicants to the MScOT program that there has been no impact on our admission review process, though some ORPAS dates for the notification of application decisions have changed. We have been working closely with our university partners through OUAC-ORPAS to ensure the timely release of admission decisions by a reasonable date.
Check here for regular updates on applications.
Application Deadline: May 26, 2020, 11:59 pm EDT
2. Select an appropriate keyboard, and other keyboard tips
3. Get comfy
4. Take breaks
5. Listen to your body
6. Understand the risks (of sitting too long in an un-comfy position) Read the story in the Toronto Star, Six tips to make sure your makeshift office doesn’t injure you, April 8, 2020, by Tom Yun and Miriam Lafontaine
Re: Placement pause for non-paid and pre-licensure clinical learners will continue until Monday 6th July 2020
Deirdre R. Dawson
Big wheels rolling through fields
Where sunlight streams
Meet me in a land of hope and dreams
Interim Chair, Department of Occupational Science &Occupational Therapy
Mainly the difference is that I structure it so that dancers can feel success with kind of everything that they do. So it might mean, for some groups, making things very step by step. For some it might be using a visual schedule, for others it might be doing the dance seated.
“The best place to be is here, dancing, and it’s so much fun, dancing with all my friends and having a really good time. And of course Miss Hilary is the most awesomest teacher ever, and we love her to the moon and back,” says dance student Michael Robson.
“The team helps patients who come to the emergency room avoid being admitted to the hospital by ensuring adequate supports are available for them at home or in the community. Its target group is those aged 70 and older who don’t need to be admitted, but who can’t otherwise go home safely straight from the emergency room,” reports CBC News’ Mike Crawley.
We’re able to see patients in the evening and facilitate a safe discharge home instead of having these patients stay overnight.
Read the full story from CBC News (February 13, 2020)
Robin Mazumder (MScOT ’11) was featured on CBC’s Sunday Edition with Michael Enright on February 14: It’s a fundamental human right to be able to access your city, says researcher.
City life can be hard on the nerves — the noise, the lights, the bustle, the endless miles of glass and concrete. And the traffic — just crossing the street can be a terrifying experience with hulking vehicles hurtling down thoroughfares. Robin Mazumder is a PhD student in cognitive neuroscience, and he researches the toll that bad urban design takes on human psychology — and how urban spaces could be made into sources of delight and solace instead of stress.
Mazumber is currently a doctoral candidate in cognitive neuroscience at the University of Waterloo, where he is studying the connection between urban design and mental well-being.