2020 Graduate Student Research Day & Thelma Cardwell Lecture

The 2020 Occupational Science & Occupational Therapy Graduate Student Research Day took place virtually on June 24 .  Congratulations to our Year 2 students who successfully presented their research projects in our first ever online Research Day!

Each year, several awards are given for presentations across several research and participation categories.  Download the 2020 Research Day Abstract Book.

Research Awards

Award Name RECIPIENTS Presentation Title
Aging and Caregiving Claudia Yousif & Timothy Spadzinski Caregivers’ experiences of community reintegration post-lung transplantation
Quality of Life Priscilla Leung & Stephanie Seilman Vocational characteristics among youth with disabilities who have transitioned to adult care
Mental Health Kerri  Adams & Riley Saikaly Cognitive adaptation training for inpatient forensic clients with schizophrenia
Pediatrics Orla Curran & Hayley Hawkins Move&Connect: A pilot study evaluating group-based active rehabilitation intervention for youth with prolonged post-concussion
Cognition and Everyday Life Gabriella Boccone & Paula Rico Everyday functioning among older adults with SCD: a scoping review
Health Services (2 awards) Ashley Ogilvie & Carleen Ginter “Lost in time”: Updating the content and clinical accessibility of the Prosthetic Upper Limb Functional Index
Health Services (2 awards) Dylan Laupacis & George Kalkanis Acute care occupational therapy assessments, goals, and interventions and association of therapist-stroke patient collaboration with readmission and length of stay
Technology Priyanka Thakkar, Karishma Patel & Shahrose Aratia Understanding the accessibility of technology to assess social interaction and social isolation among older adults
Occupational Science Sumaira Khan & Zahra Kanji Exploring occupational transitions of Syrian refugee youth to Canada
Debbie Hébert Award for Best Overall Presentation Sumaira Khan & Zahra Kanji Exploring occupational transitions of Syrian refugee youth to Canada
Social Media Tori McQuat n/a
Additional award recipients are Emily S. Ho, Excellence in Research Supervision, and Liza Pain and Jane Davis, Excellence in Teaching.

A very big thank you to all faculty who sponsored these awards.

Thelma Cardwell Lecture

This year’s Thelma Cardwell Lecture was given by Dr. Sarah Kantartzis, Senior Lecturer Occupational Therapy at Queen Margaret University, Edinburgh, UK. Lecture title: Our collective occupation: before, during and emerging in response to the Covid-19 pandemic. Photo of Sarah Kantartzis

The Thelma Cardwell Lecture Series was established in 1997 to honour one of this program’s, and occupational therapy’s, most prestigious alumna.