School of Physical and Occupational Therapy news
Dana Anaby, of the School of Physical and Occupational Therapy, was recently featured in the McGill Reporter. Dr Anaby was recently hired as assistant professor in the occupational therapy program. In an interview, she talks about her research interests in brain development and quality of life, and about why she chose McGill.
Shahnaz Shahrbanian, a PhD student under the supervision of Dr. Nancy Mayo, received the 2011 Student Award for an outstanding student poster presentation at the 18th Annual Conference of the International Society for Quality of Life Research.
Edith Aston-McCrimmon lecture - The Adaptability of Rehabilitation Science: A Half-Century Perspective from a POTS Grad
The third Edith Aston-McCrimmon lecture will be given by Her Excellency Dr. Sharon Johnston, C.C., POT, MSc, PhD The Adaptability of Rehabilitation Science: A Half-Century Perspective from a POTS Grad Please note that the EAM lecture is postponed until March 2012
Are you a rehabilitation clinician, McGill doctoral or masters student interested in MOVING RESEARCH EVIDENCE INTO CLINICAL PRACTICE? You are invited to apply for an Edith Strauss knowledge translation grant of up to $15,000. Applications accepted twice every year and help is available to develop your proposal. The upcoming deadline for applications is Dec 15, 2011.
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!
The Inaugural Name Tag Ceremony was held on April 29, 2011 to honor our third year undergraduate students who successfully completed their Bachelor’s degree. Students took a pledge to honor the clinical and professional obligations. They received the nametag which they will wear during all of their clinical placements.
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.