Teaching Opportunities

The Department is seeking members from our clinical community to support teaching at our St. George (downtown Toronto) and Mississauga campuses. If you hold a status-only appointment in the Department, your service will contribute to your appointment hours.

Term 3 (May-August 2019)

Course: OCT1161H: Enabling Occupation with Adults – Part 1
Opportunity: Reading seminar facilitator
Instructor: Prof. Emily Nalder (emily.nalder@utoronto.ca)
We are preparing for the Enabling Occupation with Adults Course – Part 1, which will run throughout June and July 2019, and we are looking for volunteers to assist us with facilitating reading seminars. In the past, we have appreciated the assistance from many of our OT partners who have played a significant role in contributing to the education of our OT students.
The course focuses on occupational therapy practice with adults with neurological conditions. The reading seminars are similar to a journal club in practice. In small groups, the students critically appraise research articles, discuss the concepts and treatment approaches, and apply the information to clinical scenarios. Volunteers facilitating reading seminars can use these experiences to develop their own personal teaching and education goals.
Commitment: Three seminars are planned this year,  tentatively scheduled for Thursday June 20,  Tuesday July 9, and Thursday July 18. All seminars will be held 9:00 am-12:00 pm.
: 500 University Ave. (St. George/downtown campus) and 3359 Mississauga Rd (Terrence Donnelly Health Sciences Complex (UTM campus).
Application instructions: Please contact Emily if you’re interested in learning more about this opportunity.
Note: All seminars are scheduled to include a 1 hour pre-lab meeting with the TA. During this time, the TA will review the material and process for the labs and answer any questions that facilitators may have.

Continuing Opportunities

Course: OCT1190Y: Building Practice through Mentorship
Opportunity: Work with one small group of students
Instructors: Profs. Lynn Cockburn (l.cockburn@utoronto.ca) and Anne Fourt (anne.fourt@utoronto.ca)
This class runs throughout the full 2-year MScOT program. Each OT mentor works with a small group of students to build reflective practice skills and support professional development throughout the two years of the Occupational Therapy program. Mentors are experienced OTs who are exemplary role models, have strong group facilitation skills.
Commitment: 25 meetings over the 2 years of the program
Location: 500 University Ave. (St. George/downtown campus) and 3359 Mississauga Rd (Terrence Donnelly Health Sciences Complex (UTM campus).
Application  instructions: Contact Lynn Cockburn or Anne Fourt to apply. You can also nominate an OT who you believe would be a great mentor.