School of Physical & Occupational Therapy
Excellence in research and teaching is the foundation and tradition of the School of Physical and Occupational Therapy, situated on McGill University's upper campus in a gracious downtown area of the beautiful city of Montreal, Quebec.The Faculty educates rehabilitation professionals and, through research, generates the body of knowledge which guides our professions to advance the health, function and participation of the individual in society. Welcome to the School!
SPOT in the News
The Nature of Things Segment
SPOT graduate student Myriam Villeneuve and her research on the use of music in stroke rehab, were featured in a recent episode of The Nature of Things. This TV show is an exploration of things scientific, hosted by internationally renowned popular scientist, David Suzuki. Myriam’s supervisors are SPOT professor, Dr. Anouk Lamontagne, and Concordia’s Dr. Penhune.
Follow the link to see the full episode. Myriam’s segment is featured close to the 35-minute mark.
Edith Strauss Rehabilitation Research Projects
Funding for projects in Knowledge Translation
Are you a rehabilitation clinician, McGill doctoral or masters student interested in MOVING RESEARCH EVIDENCE INTO CLINICAL PRACTICE?
If yes, here's an amazing funding opportunity for you!
You are invited to apply for an Edith Strauss knowledge translation grant of up to $12,000. Applications accepted twice every year and help is available to develop your proposal. The upcoming deadline for applications is December 16, 2013. Please follow this link to find our proposal guidelines and an application form. For any questions, please contact Ana Maria Rodriguez at straussresearch [dot] pot [at] mcgill [dot] ca
2013 Installation of Principal Fortier
Speech by Sophia-Maria Giannakakis, U3 Physical Therapy
"Bienvenue son Excellence, le très honorable David Johnston, le chancelier Arnold Steinberg et Madame la Principale et vice-chancelière Suzanne Fortier."
"Both the principal and the students are at a new starting point in their lives."
"Within our playful youthfulness lays serious scholars ready to contribute to the academic world as well as society as whole any which way we can."
"We are students eager to learn from amazing people and continue to learn for the rest of their lives because in the end, McGill students know that together 'by work, all things increase and grow'."
King of the Hill 2013
Photos by: Camille Dubois-Chalifoux
In mid-October, 68 PT and OT students (and 1 dog) from McGill and Université de Montréal participated in the first ever Physio Foundation of Canada “King of the Hill” 5K run Challenge. The students raised over $600 for the CPA’s PFC http://www.physiotherapy.ca/Foundation ! Many thanks to McGill’s Simon Dalle-Vedove and UdeM’s Mathieu Lalumière for organizing this fun initiative!
Health Fair 2013
SPOT faculty member Sara Saunders and two OT students participated in McGill’s Employee Health Fair, illustrating correct desk ergonomics.
Pumpkin Challenge 2013
SPOT staff participated in teams in pumpkin-decorating contest… Faculty entered one honorary contestant (“A good SPOT for spiders”).
Homecoming 2013 was a great success!
Kay Wolofsky (Dip P&OT 1953) in her McGill SPOT jacket from 60 years ago:
Debbie Friedman (BSc PT 1983), inaugural winner of the Alumni Award of Merit, is pictured below with her family.
Pictured below are Dr. Heather Lambert and her father Mr. Stan Lambert in the newly inaugurated Lambert Suite, our adapted apartment.
Please follow this link for more pictures of this year's event.
Open House 2013
Community Engagement Day: helping strengthen the ties that bind McGill to Montreal
Check out this article from the McGill Reporter.
Please note that the School of Physical and Occupational Therapy currently has a one-year position available.
National Gallery of Canada
Artists, Architects and Artisans: Canadian Art 1890-1918
08 Nov 2013 - 02 Feb 2014
The exhibition Artists, Architects and Artisans looks at the interaction among artists, architects and artisans, as well as critics and collectors during these fruitful years. Featuring several pieces from Hosmer House and Davis House, including works by artists/architects Edward and William Maxwell.
Renovations continue in Davis House as evidenced by the elegant front entry-way.
See the progressive reconstruction of the Davis House patio in the photos.
Are you looking for SPOT classmates?
The School wants to help you reconnect with old classmates, network for career opportunities, and maybe even learn about SPOT's programs and newest research! The School wants to stay in touch with you, whether you are currently working in the field or not. Did you know that there are now more than 50 faculty members, 700 students, and 5 diplomas or certificates at McGill's SPOT? If you are on Facebook, please join the McGill SPOT group