The 2019 Annual Occupational Science & Occupational Therapy Graduate Student Research Day took place on June 26 at the Bahen Centre for Information Technology at the University of Toronto. Congratulations to our Year 2 students who successfully presented their research projects!
Each year, several awards are given for presentations across each category (view abstracts here). This year’s award winners are noted below.
|Award Name||Students||Presentation Title|
|Aging and Caregiving||Calvin Leung & Henry Quach||Occupational challenges in older adults with subjective cognitive decline|
|Quality of Life||Winnie Zhao & Kirtana Thiramal||Belonging through sport participation for disabled youths: a scoping review|
|Mental Health||Madison Fugard & Alexandra Thompson||Exploring the occupational therapy role in workplace mental health|
|Pediatrics||Zac McAlpine & Nicole Kelday||Getting a grip on pediatric concussion: An exploratory study on grip strength in youth with concussion in an active rehabilitation program|
|Cognition and Everyday Life||Jessica Wong & Erin Hawkins||Perspectives on hospital to home transitions following brain injury|
|Health Services||Ricky Ferri & Kendra Flemming||Determining the need for 24-hour supervision: A cross-sectional survey|
|Occupational Science||Mallory Cole & Sarah VanAsseldonk||What’s in a name? Exploring perspectives on the meaning on the name “occupational therapy”|
|Social Media||Zac McAlpine & Nicole Kelday||Getting a grip on pediatric concussion: An exploratory study on grip strength in youth with concussion in an active rehabilitation program|
|Best Overall Presentation||Janany Jeyasundaram & Luisa Yao Dan Cao||Experiences of intergenerational trauma in second-generation refugees: An occupational perspective|
Thelma Cardwell LectureThis year’s Thelma Cardwell Lecture was given by Heather McPherson, President & CEO of Women’s College Hospital. Lecture title: Health Care System Reform: Implications for Occupational Therapy Practice and Research.
The Thelma Cardwell Lecture Series was established in 1997 to honour one of this program’s, and occupational therapy’s, most prestigious alumna.