2023 Graduate Student Research Day and Thelma Cardwell Lecture

We are excited to announce that the Department of Occupational Science and Occupational Therapy’s Graduate Research Day and Thelma Cardwell Lecture will be held in person on June 21, 2023, at the Ontario Institute for Studies in Education (OISE), University of Toronto (252 Bloor Street West, Toronto, Ontario, M5S 1V6)

Research Day will feature a range of incredible presentations from the second year MScOT students on topics including but not limited to pediatrics, cognition, aging, technology and the environment.

Additionally, the day will include the Thelma Cardwell Lecture and an awards ceremony where student awards and the Alumni Achievement Award will be presented.


Registration for the full Research Day is now closed, but you can still register for the Thelma Cardwell Lecture.  Please register here  by Tuesday, June 20.


9:00 am Doors Open
9:30-10:00 am Welcome and Opening Remarks
10:15 am-12:00 pm Student Presentations – Session #1
12:00-12:40 pm Lunch Break
12:45-2:20 pm Student Presentations – Session #2
2:30-3:30 pm Thelma Cardwell Lecture: Dr. Carrie Marshall
3:30-4:15 pm Awards & Closing Remarks


Photo of Dr. Carrie MarshallThe 2023 Thelma Cardwell Lecture will be presented by Dr. Carrie Anne Marshall. Dr. Marshall is an Assistant Professor in the School of Occupational Therapy at Western University in London, Ontario, Canada. Her research focuses on intersections between poverty and mental well-being with a particular focus on homelessness among persons living with mental illness and substance use disorders. The title of Dr. Marshall’s talk is “Time use and well-being in an age of inequity: A call to action for occupational therapy“.

The Thelma  Cardwell Lecture Series is an endowed lectureship established in 1997 to honour one of this program’s – and occupational therapy’s – most prestigious alumna.

Please contact Brynna Kerr (brynna.kerr@mail.utoronto.ca) or Nella Campisi (ot.clined@utoronto.ca) with any questions about Research Day.