School of Physical and Occupational Therapy news
Dr. Aliki Thomas has been awarded a Research Grant Award from the Association of Medical Education of Europe for her study, “Use of evidence in health professions’ education; attitudes, practices, barriers and facilitators.” Aliki’s grant proposal was ranked 1st among 44 applicants! Bravo!
Dr. Laurence Roy has received great news from the CIHR: her project on housing and risk of homelessness among new mental health service users has been approved for funding in the last round of Operating Grants from CIHR. It's a big multi-site project, and we are all looking forward to this initiative!
Dr. Marie-Hélène Boudrias has been awarded a Fonds de recherche du Québec - Nature et technologies (FRQNT) - Team Research Grant. Her project is to develop methodologies to assess functional links from neuro-imaging data and applications to human motor control.
Dr. Isabelle Gagnon is featured in a Canal Savoir episode. In her episode, Isabelle discusses the advantages that the REPAR network provides to researchers in rehabilitation in Québec. Follow this link for the episode.
Two members of Dr. Melissa Park’s research team (Orly Estein and Sarah Sandham) did an interview on Radio Moon about their CIHR-funded projects. Radio Moon is a program on McGill’s CKUT campus radio station and is a project of Forward House, dedicated to people living with mental health issues.
Prof. Marie-Ève Bolduc won Best Poster at the 8th Annual Canadian Society of Hand Therapists’ conference, for the submission, “Flow diagram to guide the assessment and identification of ROM restriction determinants.” Collaborating with Marie-Ève were Prof. Nancy Forget and Dr. Bernadette Nedelec.
Dr. Isabelle Gélinas has been awarded the 2016 Muriel Driver Memorial Lectureship Award from the Canadian Association of Occupational Therapists (CAOT). This award was established by the CAOT to honor one who has made an outstanding contribution to the profession through education, research and professional practice. Isabelle will be giving her Lecture at the 2016 CAOT Conference, scheduled for Spring 2016 in Banff.
Dr. Nancy Mayo’s “People Behind the Science” podcast, Episode #285, Serving Those with Disability Through Health Services and Outcomes Research (July 17 2015) has been published! Hear it on iTunes or on the People Behind the Science website.
Starting in December 2014*, Microsoft will begin offering McGill faculty and staff members FREE access to Office 365 ProPlus. This offering includes the Office 2013 versions of Word, Excel, PowerPoint and other Office apps, and will replace the current Microsoft Work at Home program.
Deadlines twice per year, every year! Funding for projects in knowledge translation (KT) Are you a rehabilitation clinician, McGill doctoral or masters student interested in... moving research evidence into clinical practice? Are you trying to fill the gaps between the three pillars of excellence:
Dr. Aliki Thomas has been named to the Faculty Honour List for Educational Excellence in recognition of her contributions to teaching in the Faculty of Medicine. She will be honoured at a Symposium on June 14, 2012. She joins members of our faculty Dr. Nancy Mayo, Dr. Nicol Korner-Bitensky and Dr. Dorothy Thomas-Edding as other esteemed honourees.
Dr Mindy Levin will be receiving the 2012 Outstanding Neurorehabilitation Clinician Scientist Award, to be given at the American Society of Neurorehabilitation Education and Research Foundation meeting in Vancouver in October. The award is granted to an outstanding clinical scientist who has made a significant contribution to mechanisms of neural repair or clinical neurorehabilitation.
Generous donations to the School greatly support excellence in our educational mission. Two new awards have been created and endowed to recognize the outstanding achievements of our students. Furthermore, a generous contribution will enable the development of courses offered online in bilingual format for a new Graduate Certificate program.
People living with a disability, in both high- and low-income countries, experience significant barriers to accessing meaningful and competitive employment. Despite the passage of the UN Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities, there is still a great deal of work to be done globally to realize equal rights in employment for people with disabilities.