School of Physical and Occupational Therapy news
On May 31, the Strawberries & Champagne Reception marked the graduation of our first physical and occupational therapists from our new Professional Masters program. Through their work and dedication, these students have gained valuable skills in rehabilitation practice, in research and in healthcare delivery. Congratulations to the class of 2010!
CTV News recently featured Dr Isabelle Gagnon, of the School of Physical & Occupational Therapy and member of the Children Hospital's trauma team. In the report, team members explain the consequences of concussions in children, and how these can be recognized or prevented.
Read about Principal Munroe-Blum's presentation for the 2nd Edith Aston-McCrimmon Lecture Series. Catch up on news from the School, from students, from the faculty and from our new program directors.
StrokEngine: Evidence-Based Stroke Rehabilitation We invite you to view the new look and content of the StrokEngine and StrokEngine Assess websites. StrokEngine and StrokEngine Assess have been developed to provide evidence-based information about stroke rehabilitation to health professionals, individuals who have experienced stroke and their families.
For the sixth straight year, McGill’s Faculty of Medicine, along with the Montreal Neurological Institute and Hospital (The Neuro), and the McGill University Health Centre (MUHC), hosted the TD Discovery Day in Health Sciences. The event, organized by The Canadian Medical Hall of Fame, has become a unique opportunity for high school students to explore the diversity of the health sciences.
Heather Munroe-Blum, Principal and Vice-Chancellor of McGill, was the speaker for the 2nd Edith Aston McCrimmon Lecture. She presented a talk entitled "Empathy, Evidence and Excellence: The Role of Professional Education in Research-Intensive Universities"
Please hold the date of November 22 for our 2nd Edith Aston McCrimmon Lectureship series which will feature Heather Munroe-Blum as our invited guest speaker.
An article was recently published in the Globe and Mail, on rehabilitation, virtual reality and video games. The article describes the work of researcher Mindy Levin, PhD, PT, and others, and explains how 3D video games could be used to improve motor function in individuals with stroke.
We are pleased to announce the winners of the prizes awarded for best presentations: Anita Menon (U Toronto) and Stéphanie Thibault-Gagnon (Queen's) won the two CRIR prizes. Marie-Ève Bolduc (McGill) and Claire Perez (McGill) were awarded the prizes offered by the professional orders (OEQ and OPPQ). Congratulations to all the winners!
The School of Physical and Occupational Therapy at McGill University is proudly hosting the 12th Rehabilitation Research Colloquium on Monday, May 17th, 2010. The aim of the Colloquium is to present the most recent research being conducted by graduate students in the field of rehabilitation.
This year, the School will send an important delegation to the annual CAOT conference, to be held in Halifax from May 25 to 29. Students and Faculty from the School are involved in 21 posters and presentations. In addition, Dr Annette Majnemer will be giving the Muriel Driver Memorial Lecturer.
Congratulations to Suzanne Rouleau, OEQ Prix d'excellence recipient this year! A much deserved recognition of contribution to the OT profession & education of hundreds of McGill OT students. Thanks for all of your: hard work, enormous amount of time & effort put into teaching at the School; clinical work which enriches your teaching; many service contributions to the OT profession at many levels.
Dr. Annette Majnemer, OT, PhD, FCAHS, Professor in the School of Physical and Occupational Therapy as well as Co-Editor, Physical & Occupational Therapy in Pediatrics and Associate Editor, Developmental Medicine & Child Neurology, announced the funding of more than 19.5 million dollars over the next 5 years of a new National Centre of Excellence (NCE) called NeuroDevNet.