School of Physical and Occupational Therapy

Dr. Stefanie Blain-Moraes: Working alongside people with disabilities to develop assistive technology

by Matthew Brett

Published on: 8 Feb 2021


Aliki Thomas, erg., PhD has been awarded the 2021 CAME Certificate of Merit Award. Dr. Thomas is an Associate Professor in the Occupational Therapy Program at SPOT. The objectives of the Canadian Association of Medical Education are to promote, recognize and reward faculty committed to medical education in Canada. Aliki will be honoured at an upcoming CAME Conference on Medical Education.

Published on: 15 Jan 2021

Marie Brossard-Racine, erg., PhD has been awarded a five-year CIHR CRC Tier 2: Canada Research Chair in Brain and Child Development as part of the 2019-2 (Fall 2020) competition! The program recognizes that diversity is indispensable to research excellence - among the Canada Research Chair recipients 51% are women. Brava, Marie!

Published on: 11 Jan 2021

Congratulations to Nadina Paraschuk on being the recipient of the 2020 McGill Faculty of Medicine Pam Chase Ovations Award!

This award applauds the outstanding contributions of permanent administrative support staff from across the Faculty of Medicine, recognizing the distinction, hard work, determination, and dedication of the staff members. Nadina was honoured at a special online virtual reception hosted by Dean Eidelman recently, attended by many friends, family and colleagues.

Published on: 11 Dec 2020

Joyce Fung, PhD, Marc Roig, PhD and Laurie Snider, erg., PhD are co-investigators and JRH site investigators of CANSTIM - Canadian Platform for Research in Non-Invasive Brain Stimulation (NIBS). CANSTIM is recently funded by the Brain Canada Foundation, through the Canada Brain Research Fund, with the financial support of Health Canada, for a total amount of close to two million dollars over 3 years.

Published on: 11 Dec 2020

Zachary Boychuck, erg., PhD  Faculty Lecturer in the OT Program at SPOT, was recently awarded a McGill MedStar Award by McGill’s Faculty of Medicine and Health Sciences for his publication, "International expert recommendations of clinical features to prompt referral for diagnostic assessment of cerebral palsy," in Developmental Medicine & Child Neurology. The publication also features several SPOT co-authors from the PROMPT group.

Published on: 11 Dec 2020

The Canadian Physiotherapy Association's Global Health Award serves to:•Increase the awareness of global health;•Recognize outstanding contributions made by a physiotherapist to promote the profession internationally through educational ventures, program and/or policy development, practice or research collaborations;•Promote the development of global health activities within the profession and CPA.

Published on: 23 Nov 2020

This summer the McGill Sustainability Projects Fund (SPF) turned ten years old and it marked the occasion by giving the 130 year old Redpath Museum some funding help. Thanks SPF for subsidizing our new outreach project to create a "Museum in a Box" and for help to buy photography equipment so that we could create virtual StoryMap tours such as the McGill Tree Tour and the McGill Stones and fossils tour.

Check here for the launch of both these virtual tours for Homecoming McGill at the end of September.  

Classified as: Public talks, STEM Outreach, Public Outreach talk, Cutting edge lecture, Homecoming
Published on: 30 Aug 2020

The Hauffiopteryx altera, a new species of Ichthyosaur discovered by a McGill student Dirley Cortés, a PhD candidate in paleontology with Dr. Hans Larsson, Director of the Redpath Museum, has been described iPalaeontologia Electronica, 23(2):a30.
DOI: here.

Classified as: fossil reptiles, ichthyosaurs, Hans Larsson
Published on: 13 Aug 2020


Congratulations to Timothy Wideman, PT, PhD, recently named to 2020-2021 Faculty Honour List for Educational Excellence. This Honour List is to recognize outstanding contributions to education in the Faculty of Medicine and Health Sciences in the areas of teaching, educational leadership and innovation, faculty development, and research and scholarly activity. Please consider attending the symposium to recognize the honorees which will take place Thursday October 1, from 4:00 to 5:30 p.m. via Zoom.

Published on: 10 Aug 2020

According to Virginie Millien, an assistant professor at McGill and curator of zoology and paleontology at McGill's Redpath Museum, warmer temperatures preferentially benefit one of the Lyme diesease tick's most important hosts, the white-footed mouse, which has expanded its range northwards, and outcompeted other mice. The result is that Lyme disease has become a far more pressing health issue in southeastern Canada than ever before.

Classified as: Public Outreach, STEM Outreach
Published on: 21 Jun 2020


Congratulations from the faculty and staff at SPOT for the following promotions to Associate Professor with tenure:

Marie-Helene Boudrias - Dr. Boudrias' main focus of research aims to understand the neurophysiological mechanisms underlying interaction between brain areas in aging subjects and stroke patients. She uses multimodal functional neuroimaging and electrophysiological techniques as well as state-of-the-art data analysis methods to measure the precise dynamics of these interactions.

Published on: 18 Jun 2020

The McGill 24 Seeds of Change project to create a Virtual Fossil and Dinosaur kit closed at midnight on May 26, 2020, and raised $2,069.78 from 9 donations (including $290 in McGill24 Matching Funds).

Classified as: STEM Outreach
Published on: 27 May 2020


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