School of Physical and Occupational Therapy


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

Thanks very much for your donations to the Museum during McGill24 to create a:

Virtual Fossil and Dinosaur Teaching Kit

This campaign finishes on May 25, 2020. With your continued support we can develop and create more e- resources for teachers and children everywhere to learn about the amazing world of Mesozoic dinosaurs, Devonian flora and ancient Ordovician sea life. All from the Redpath Museum!

Classified as: Public Outreach, STEM Outreach
Published on: 22 May 2020

Dear colleagues,

As you know, McGill University is committed to helping contain the propagation of COVID-19 and fully supports the Quebec government’s decision to close all schools and universities for the two-week period ending March 29. We all must do our part to “flatten the curve” so that health services are not overwhelmed by the resulting patient load. 

Published on: 17 Mar 2020

Start & End Date: May 1, 2020 – April 30, 2021

Hourly Wage: $25.00 per hour + 4% benefits, paid bi-weekly

Hours/Week: 21 hours per week

Deadline to Apply: March 24, 2020

Classified as: STEM Outreach, climate change
Published on: 25 Feb 2020

By Monica Slanik, School of Physical and Occupational Therapy

Classified as: exercise, Gaming, video games
Published on: 30 Jan 2020


The Director and Associate Dean of SPOT, Laurie Snider, PhD is delighted to announce two awardees:

Dana Anaby, PhD has been awarded a Project Grant from the CIHR. With Co-Investigator Mindy Levin, PhD, she will be examining: The impact of participation on body functions among youth with physical disabilities; A pragmatic individual-based study.


Published on: 27 Jan 2020


SPOT earns Sustainability Bronze!

The School of Physical and Occupational Therapy has been awarded the Bronze level rating for the unit, by McGill's Office of Sustainability. The designation is a testament to the importance that the unit places on activities that are respectful of the three dimensions of sustainability: social, economic and environment.

Published on: 15 Jan 2020


Stefanie Blain-Moraes, PhD has been awarded a Canada Research Chair [Tier 2] in Consciousness and Personhood Technologies (2019 – 2024). Dr. Blain-Moraes is an Assistant Professor at the School of Physical & Occupational Therapy. Other CRC laureates from the School of Physical & Occupational Therapy include Keiko Shikako-Thomas, OT, PhD (Canada Research Chair [Tier 2] in Childhood Disability: Participation and Knowledge Translation, 2015-2020) and Mindy Levin, PT, PhD (Canada Research Chair [Tier 1] in Arm Motor Recovery and Rehabilitation (2005-2019).

Published on: 9 Dec 2019


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