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School of Physical & Occupational Therapy

  • Hosmer House, one of two buildings housing the SPOT

    Hosmer House

    one of two buildings housing the SPOT

  • Hosmer House, an example of Edwardian architecture

    Hosmer House

    an example of Edwardian architecture, typical of Montreal's Golden Square Mile

  • Benefactors' Lounge, Davis House

    Davis House

    Benefactors' Lounge

  • Hosmer House often a movie set

    Hosmer House

    often used as a movie set

  • Hosme House veranda

    Hosmer House


  • Hosmer House

    Hosmer House

  • SPOT Director Dr. A. Majnemer giving a toast to the 2013 graduates

    SPOT Director Dr. A. Majnemer

    giving a toast to the 2013 graduates

  • Strawberries & Champagne Reception

    Strawberries & Champagne Reception


 Welcome to the School of Physical & Occupational Therapy (SPOT)

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

SPOT represented at CPA Congress in Edmonton!

SPOT Rehabilitation Sciences Graduate student, Cyndi Otfinowski’s poster won the Cardiorespiratory Division (CRD) Student Research Award. She is co-supervised by Dr. Jadranka Spahija (in photo below at left) and Dr. Joyce Fung. Cyndi has been invited to submit an article to the CPA Cardiorespiratory Division Newsletter. The topic of her poster, “The relationship between the depth of breathing and walking speed in individuals post-stroke,” was also mentioned in the plenary session by journalist Alison Myers!

SPOT professional master’s (PT) student, Meghan Straub’s poster earned first place in the poster competition, and Catherine Riendeau’s poster won second place. Shown here in the photo above with other McGill students and faculty Dr. Jadranka Spahija (on left) and Prof. Adriana Venturini (front row, far right) and Prof. Sarah Marshall (standing, far right), are Catherine (second from left), Meghan (third from left), and Jacqueline Lam (front row, third from left), finalist in the Ann Collins Whitmore Student Competition. 

Convocation 2014

Name-Tag Ceremony 2014

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2014 16th Rehab Research Colloquium

SPOT Director Dr. Annette Majnemer



Hosmer House Renovations

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Wheelchair basketball tournament was a SPOT student initiative to raise awareness of diversity and different abilities

Congratulations, Dr. Marc Roig

Dr. Marc Roig
Assistant Professor
PT Program

...for his recent quotes in Le Journal du Dimanche of January 12, 2014.

Please see the enclosed document for the article on page 22 of the Science Section, written by science writer, Anne-Laure Barret, “Le Sport, bon pour le cerveau

Félicitations – felicitaciones – felicitacions!

Congratulations, Dr. Patricia Da Cunha Belchior

Dr. Patricia Da Cunha Belchior
Assistant Professor
OT Program

…has secured funding from the Drummond Foundation for her project, “Home-based cognitive intervention to improve functional autonomy in individuals diagnosed with mild cognitive impairment.”

...and she has secured competitive funding from Alzheimer's Association International for her study, "Sustaining and retraining attention in individuals with mild cognitive impairment". Patricia is the PI on this project.  

Congratulations, Dr. Annette Majnemer

Dr. Annette Majnemer
Director and Associate Dean

… has won a CIHR grant (and is principal investigator) for a project entitled: “Partnering to promote healthy living through leisure participation for children and youth with disabilities – CHILD Leisure-Net”

... she has also won CIHR funding as principal investigator on the study, “PROMPT Identification of cerebral palsy: Primary-care Referral Of Motor-impaired children; Physician Tools”. Other SPOT researchers include: Dr. Sara Ahmed, Dr. André Bussières, and Dr. Laurie Snider.

Congratulations, Dr. Raphael Lencucha

Dr. Raphael Lencucha
Assistant Professor
OT program at SPOT

...has won a grant (and is principal investigator) for a study entitled, “Canada’s tobacco additives’ ban at the intersection of politics, ethics and public health”

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.

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