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Job Opportunities in the Dept. of OS&OT

We are pleased to announce postings for two faculty positions in the Department of Occupational Science & Occupational Therapy, one tenure stream and one teaching stream.  Both positions have a start date of July 1, 2019 or shortly thereafter.  Application deadline is April 4, 2019, 11:59pm.

The University of Toronto is strongly committed to diversity within its community and especially welcomes applications from racialized persons / persons of colour, women, Indigenous / Aboriginal People of North America, persons with disabilities, LGBTQ+ persons, and others who may contribute to the further diversification of ideas.

Visit our Job Opportunities page for details, including links to apply.

2019 OT2 Awards

Congratulations to the recipients of the 2019 OT2 awards, recognizing outstanding merit in the MScOT program. The awards were given on January 31.

Toronto Cathay Lions Club Scholarship in OT

This award recognizes the student who obtained the highest standing in the first year of the program. This year’s recipient is Martina Sykula.  

Image of Prof. Susan Rappolt, Martina Sykula, and Prof. Jill Stier

Isobel Robinson Award

This award recognizes Ms. Robinson’s (Director of OT Program, 1967-1981) contribution to U of T, and is presented to the student who obtains high academic standing in the first year of the program with strong fieldwork evaluations. This year’s recipient is Laura van DaeleImage of Prof. Susan Rappolt, Laura van Daele, and Prof. Jill Stier

Eleanor B. Krangle Award in Occupational Science & Occupational Therapy

This award will be given to a student in the Department who demonstrates socially conscious contributions to the University community. This year’s recipient is Janany Jeyasundaram.
Image of Prof. Susan Rappolt, Jenany Jeyasundaram, and Prof. Jill Stier

Peter Rappolt Family Scholarship in Occupational Performance and Wellbeing

This award supports new research in occupational science and occupational therapy, focused on mental health, developmental delay, caregiving, community integration, cognitive assessments and interventions, environmental adaptations, translating research evidence into practice, or examining how the health and social systems can meet complex needs. This year’s recipients are Amy Yang and Martina Sykula.

Image of Prof. Susan Rappolt, Amy Yang, Martina Sykula, and Prof. Jill Cameron


PT & OT Alumni Achievement Award Nominations: February 28 Deadline

The year 2019 marks the 23rd anniversary of the Physical Therapy and Occupational Therapy Alumni Achievement Awards. The PT and OT Alumni Achievement Awards, first awarded in June 1996, acknowledge graduates who have made exceptional contributions as members of the Physical Therapy or Occupational Therapy professions. Alumni or members of the public may nominate a University of Toronto graduate in Physical Therapy or Occupational Therapy for this award. Each year, one alumnus from Physical Therapy and one alumnus from Occupational Therapy receive the award at the Alumni Reunion held in June.

The February 28 deadline for the 2019 PT & OS&OT Alumni Achievement Award Nominations is approaching fast!

To submit a nomination, download and complete a Nomination Package from the PT-OT Alumni Association website.  Nominations will be accepted until 12:00 noon on February 28.

Contact for more information.

2019 Fieldwork Education Awards

Registration is now open for the 2019 Fieldwork Education Awards Breakfast and Clinical Education Workshops.  The event takes place February 20 this year, with an appreciation breakfast and awards ceremony, followed by your choice of two excellent workshops. Registration closes February 11Click here for details of the workshop and registration.

Job Opportunity: Chair, Dept. of OS&OT

Applications are invited for the position of Chair of the Department of Occupational Science & Occupational Therapy in the Faculty of Medicine at the University of Toronto.

The successful candidate must be eligible for a tenure-stream academic appointment at the rank of Associate Professor or Professor. The appointment as Chair will be for a 5-year term effective July 1, 2019, or shortly thereafter, renewable following a favourable review.

The successful candidate will have a PhD in a field relevant to occupational science and, preferably, a degree in occupational therapy. Application deadline: January 24, 2019, 11:59 pm EST.

Full details and instructions for applying can be viewed on the U of T Careers website.

OS&OT Program Information Session

Interested in applying to our program for the 2019 admission cycle? Want to learn more about what we have to offer?

The Department of Occupational Science and Occupational Therapy, along with the Department of Physical Therapy, will be holding information sessions in October at the Rehabilitation Sciences Building located at 500 University Avenue, in Room 140.

Prospective applicants have an opportunity to learn about the professions from faculty members and ask admission questions directly to the Student Liaison Officer. Prospective applicants also have an option of participating in a facility tour given by our current students.

Date for Admission Cycle 2019-2020: October 25, 2018 REGISTRATION CLOSED

• Registration begins at 3:30 pm
• Presentation begins at 4:15 pm
• Entire session ends at 5:45 pm (including the tour).

Registration is now closed. If you registered for this event.

Information about applying for our MScOT program can be found here.

TA Positions in September

There are 1-2 Teaching Positions coming available in September for the OCT1262Y Course Enabling Occupation with Adults: Part II
The course focuses on enabling strategies and interventions related to a variety of musculoskeletal conditions and mental health issues across a variety of practice areas and settings.
The deadline for applications is July 23rd. This is a term position from September 2018 to April 2019.

More information

Job opportunity: Research Coordinator

A limited-term position for a research coordinator is currently available.  The incumbent will provide research and administrative support to the Principal Investigator for projects related to aging and assistive technology.

View our Job Opportunities page for additional information about this position with links to the full job posting and instructions for applying.