OS & OT Graduate Student Research Day and Thelma Cardwell Lecture

The 2020 OS&OT Graduate Student Research Day and Thelma Cardwell Lecture will be held in a fully online format, in keeping with the University and Province’s restrictions on large public gatherings due to the COVID-19 pandemic.  The day promises to deliver a wide range of incredible research presentations by Year 2 MScOT students and a timely lecture by this year’s Thelma Cardwell Lecturer, Dr. Sarah Kantartzis, Queen Margaret University (Edinburgh, UK).


9:30-10:00 am Welcome and Opening Remarks
10:00-11:40 am Student Presentations #1: 8 breakout rooms/32 presentations
11:40 am-12:00 pm ACTIVE BREAK
12:00-1:40 pm Student Presentations #2: 8 breakout rooms/32 presentations
1:40-2:00pm ACTIVE BREAK
2:00-3:00 pm 2020 Thelma Cardwell Lecture, presented by Sarah Kantartzis, PhD. Title: Our collective occupation: before, during and emerging in response to the Covid-19 pandemic
3:00-3:30 pm Awards and Closing Remarks


Registration is free but required. Please register below by Friday, June 19:


Photo of Sarah KantartzisThe 2020 Thelma Cardwell Lecture will be delivered by Sarah Kantartzis, PhD.  Dr. Kantartzis is Senior Lecturer Occupational Therapy at Queen Margaret University, Edinburgh, UK. She has have been an occupational therapist for 40 years, working in the UK and Greece in practice and education. An interest in diversity and cultural relativity led to doctoral studies reconceptualising occupation in the Greek context.

More recently, the concepts of family and collective occupation, as well as processes of participatory citizenship, social inclusion and social transformation have guided her work. She was chairperson of the OSEurope network and is co-founder of the International Social Transformation through Occupation Network.

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.

Contact Kylie Mallory for additional information at kylie.mallory@mail.utoronto.ca