OS & OT Graduate Student Research Day 2019

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.

Photos from 2019 Research Day

 

Research Awards

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
Additional award recipients are Dr. Vincy Chan, Excellence in Research Supervision, and Prof. Heather Colquhoun, Excellence in Teaching.

Thelma Cardwell Lecture

This 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. Photo of Heather McPherson

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