School of Physical and Occupational Therapy


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


Dr. Dahan-Oliel, together with Dr. Judith Hall, were guest editors for the American Journal of Medical Genetics (Part C Seminars in Medical Genetics) for the topics of Arthrogryposis.

Classified as: arthrogryposis, genetics, rehabilitation
Published on: 4 Nov 2019


Raphael Lencucha, PhD, has been invited to serve on an expert panel at the World Health Organization on the implementation of the Framework Convention on Tobacco Control and the Protocol to Eliminate Illicit Trade in Tobacco Products (the first public health treaty negotiated under the auspices of the WHO).

Classified as: SPOT
Published on: 4 Nov 2019


Welcome to all, to the 2019-20 academic year! To keep you grounded and informed, the SPOT Professional Masters' Student Association, SPOT-GSA, would like to introduce you to their executive team! For all questions and if you would like to join this energetic and diverse group of soon-to-be health care professionals, contact George, the President, at president.spotgsa [at] (this link.)


Published on: 24 Oct 2019


The School is delighted to announce that Keiko Shikako-Thomas, PhD has been awarded the Rosemary Wedderburn Brown Award from the Faculty of Medicine. This is an award for promising researchers in the early stages of their careers.

Published on: 24 Oct 2019

Bernadette Nedelec, erg, PhD has been promoted to Full Professor in the OT Program at the School of Physical & Occupational Therapy (SPOT). Dr. Nedelec's promotion is in recognition of her excellence in research, teaching and service to the profession and the School. Congratulations from everyone at SPOT.

Published on: 16 Oct 2019

In June 2019, experts from around the world gathered in Montreal to discuss the pressing challenge of policy coherence for tobacco, alcohol and food governance.

Classified as: Global Health, policy, tobacco, healthy products
Published on: 4 Sep 2019


Matthew Hunt, PhD and Heather Lambert, PhD were nominated to the Faculty of Medicine's Faculty Honour List for Educational Excellence!

Matt is an Associate Professor in the PT program, Heather is a Faculty Lecturer in the OT program, at the School of Physical & Occupational Therapy

Congratulations to you both!

Published on: 19 Jun 2019


Both Raphael Lencucha, PhD (on left) and Marc Roig, PhD (on right) have been promoted to Associate Professor and granted tenure in recognition of their excellence in research, teaching, and service! Raphael teaches in SPOT’s OT program, while Marc teaches in SPOT’s PT Program.

Congratulations to you both!

Published on: 19 Jun 2019

Claudia Brown, Assistant Professor, School of Physical and Occupational Therapy, McGill University contributes to The Conversation Canada with article describing the many aspects of pelvic health and how a step-by-step coordinated physiotherapy plan is a key element in the interdisciplinary management of patients with disorders related to the pelvic floor.



Classified as: pelvic health, pelvic physio
Published on: 29 Apr 2019


SPOT Assistant Professor Dr. Stefanie Blain-Moraes has been interviewed by STAT News for her perspectives on recent breakthroughs in perceiving consciousness. Read more HERE !


Published on: 18 Mar 2019

A review of academic and grey literature to identify ethical issues associated with the provision of mental health care during disasters, with particular attention to children and families.

Authors: Matthew Hunt, Nicole E. Pal, Lisa Schwartz and Dónal O’Mathúna

Link to article here.

Classified as: children, Disasters, ethics, Global Health, mental health
Published on: 28 Jan 2019

A scoping review by Catherine M. Tansey, John Pringle, Anushree Davé, and Matthew Hunt.  

Introduction: Health-related disaster research is a relatively small; but growing field of inquiry.  A better understanding of the scope and scale of health-related disaster research that has occurred in low- and middle-income countries (LMICs) would be useful to funders, researchers, humanitarian aid organizations, and governments as they strive to identify gaps, disparities, trends, and needs of populations affected by disasters.

Classified as: Global Health
Published on: 28 Jan 2019

What is distinctive about ethics in rehabilitation? Read the special issue of Canadian Journal of Bioethics on Rehab Ethics, covering private practice, waiting list management, conceptualizations of ethics, ethics education, sexuality, autonomy. Guest editors of Vol.1; No 3, Limits and Challenges of Ethics in Rehabilitation included Dr. Matthew Hunt.

Published on: 21 Jan 2019


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