School of Physical and Occupational Therapy news
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.
Dr. Annette Majnemer, Professor, School of Physical & Occupational Therapy, has been designated to give the 2010 Muriel Driver Lectureship at the annual meeting of the Canadian Association of Occupational Therapy. This lectureship, together with an accompanying prize, is given for a body of research work and an individual’s contribution to the profession of occupational therapy.
Know of a deserving McGill P&OT, or Faculty of Medicine graduate who should be considered for a McGill Medicine Alumni Global Award? Please submit your nomination of this person by completing the form below about his or her experiences and achievements.
In March 2009 Dr. Hugues Barbeau was awarded the Reeve-Irvine Research Medal along with Dr. Susan Harkema for their accomplishments in the clinical translation of locomotor training using body-weight supported systems for individuals living with spinal cord injuries.
Bernadette Nedelec, PhD, BSc OT(c), erg., Associate Professor in the School of Physical and Occupational Therapy, was awarded the prestigious Harvey Stuart Allen Distinguished Service Award by the American Burn Association at their 2009 annual meeting held this March in San Antonio, TX. This award is presented to an outstanding North American scientist for his/her contribution in the burn field.
Are you a rehabilitation clinician, McGill doctoral or masters student interested in knowledge translation? Do you have a GRIPE (Getting Research Into Practice and/or Education) project? Are you trying to fill the gaps between the three pillars of excellence: Clinical Practice, Education, Research? You are invited to apply for the first annual Edith Strauss knowledge translation grants.
FUNCTIONAL REHABILITATION IN NEUROLOGY OR (HOW TO CHOOSE WHAT TO USE) Practical Course Instructor: Jacqueline Reznik, PT This course aims to give participants an overview of the clinical application of a variety of recognized concepts and techniques used in neurological rehabilitation.
The Canadian Association of Occupational Therapists (CAOT), along with McGill University , launch the National Blueprint for Injury Prevention in Older Drivers (Older Drivers Blueprint).
Dr. Nancy Mayo, PhD, PT, is the organizer for the Eastern Canada Health Outcomes Meeting. The meeting will be held in Montreal, June 8-9 2009. It targets students, clinicians, academics, industry, emerging and experienced researchers interested in health outcomes. Abstract submission deadline: April 1, 2009
We are very pleased to present ‘Childhood Disability LINK’ – a new bilingual website in childhood disability. The website stands for Linking Information and New Knowledge and features ‘bottom line’ findings from current childhood disability research of interest to both clinicians and families.
Jacqueline Nguyen (OT, U2) participated at this year’s Student Research Day (Faculty of Medicine) held on November 13th. As part of the Summer 2008 Research Bursary Program, she was asked to present her summer research findings via an interactive poster presentation. Ms Nguyen was selected to receive the Faculty of Medicine Award - 3rd prize for outstanding poster presentation.