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
Congratulations to Dr. Nicol Korner-Bitensky, Occupational Therapy Program, School of Physical and Occupational Therapy, for being promoted to Full Professor!
In honour of her academic accomplishments and international recognition and stature in the field of rehabilitation.
Congratulations Dr. Philippe Archambault, Associate Professor, Occupational Therapy Program, School of Phyical and Occupational Therapy
has been awarded a Chercheur-boursier - Clinique et épidémiologie FRSQ Junior 2 grant in Spring 2013!
... for his study titled "Technologies de la réadaptation pour la mobilité"
Congratulations to Dr. Richard Preuss, Assistant Professor, Physical Therapy Program, School of Physical and Occupational Therapy, for being granted the OrthoCanada Award for Research in Neck, Back and Core Stability, from Physiotherapy Foundation of Canada
...for his study titled: "Musculature and biomechanics of the low back during gait in patients with chronic low back pain: the effect of step length, cadence and pain catastrophizing"
Congratulations to Isabelle Gagnon on her recent winning of a CIHR grant in April 2013!
She is the Principal Investigator of a team of co-investigators, looking into improving diagnosis and treatment of pediatric and adolescent mild traumatic brain injury in Canada.
Isabelle's research program focuses on how children and adolescents function after traumatic injury as well as on how rehabilitation services can contribute to achieving the best outcomes possible.
Congratulations to Susanne Mak! She has been named to the Faculty Honour List for Educational Excellence in April 2013 in recognition of her contributions to teaching in the Faculty of Medicine.
The award highlights Susanne's thoughtful and articulate approach to education and the excellence of her teaching, recognized by both students and peers.
Dr. Matthew Hunt
Assistant Professor, Physical Therapy Program, School of Physical and Occupational Therapy
has been awarded a Chercheur-boursier - Santé et Société FRSQ Junior 1 grant in Spring 2013!
...for his study titled "Éthique de la pratique et de la recherche en santé mondiale"
Dr. Melissa Park
Occupational Therapy Program, School of Physical and Occupational Therapy in Spring 2013
has won the new Award for Equity and Community Building!
Recognizing her work to advance equity and diversity at McGill. Her submission was "truly outstanding, showing achievement, initiative and impact, and setting a wonderful example for the McGill community."
Congratulations to Dr. Bernadette Nedelec, Associate Professor and Director, OT Program at SPOT: she has been awarded the Queen Elizabeth II Diamond Jubilee Medal! See here for more: nedelec_jubilee_medal.pdf
A post-doctoral fellow is being recruited who will engage in research in the areas of ethics and rehabilitation care, with a particular focus on issues of equity and service delivery. This position is based at the School of Physical and Occupational Therapy of McGill University and is affiliated with the Centre for Interdisciplinary Research in Rehabilitation. For more information: post-doctoral_fellowship_in_rehab_ethics.pdf
Check out the most recent edition - Winter 2013 - of the ACOTUP Newsletter http://www.acotup-acpue.ca/Newsletters/Winter2013/index.html. ACOTUP is the acronym for the Association of Canadian Occupational Therapy University Programs... we might was well call it the "McGill" edition! Our great news is travelling across the country!
Congratulations to the 90 SPOT students who went to Trois-Rivières and competed in the 2013 edition of the PTOT Games! McGill's School won against stiff competition from Université de Montréal, Université Laval, Sherbrooke, Ottawa, UQTR and UQAC.
Congratulations on behalf of the Director of SPOT, Dr. Annette Majnemer, and all the faculty and staff on the recent promotion of Ms. Susanne Mak to Assistant Professor (professional)! www.mcgill.ca/spot/faculty/mak
The School of Physical and Occupational Therapy, the Biomedical Ethics Unit and the Law Students' Association are proud to present CALCEDONIES, a theatre workshop by Jeff Nisker, on Tuesday Feburary 12 2013 starting at 5pm. This interactive play explores access to assistive technologies for people with disabilities, followed by a panel discussion. Location: Jeanne-Timmins Auditorium, MNI, 3801 University St. It's free admission, but reservations are required: heike [dot] faerber [at] mcgill [dot] ca For more information: jeanne-timmins_auditorium_calcedonies_poster_2_feb-12_2013.pdf
Congratulations to our magnificent student athletes! At the recent Principal's Student-Athlete Honour Roll Reception quite a few SPOT students were honoured for maintaining a GPA of 3.5 or higher while being part of a full-time varsity team. Additionally, three SPOT students (Virginie Hébert, Mélanie Desaulniers-Rioux and Simon Lamontagne) were awarded the Student-Athlete All-Canadian Status for having a GPA of 3.7 or higher, while being part of a full-time varsity team! AND huge round of applause goes to ERIC ELLEMO who was recognized during the reception for his fulfillment of the honour roll criteria for three consecutive years! Bravo!
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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, join the McGill SPOT group at http://www.facebook.com/groups/239530906143965