Occupational Therapy Students Awards & Prizes

Awards and prizes available to Occupational Therapy Students at the School of Physical and Occupational Therapy. 

Canadian Association of Occupational Therapists' Award

Purpose  To recognize academic standing.
Eligibility  Presented to the student with the highest standing throughout the professional program in Occupational Therapy M.Sc.A. (O.T.).
Deadline Chosen by the department, no application required

Canadian Occupational Therapy Foundation – Future Scholars Award

Purpose To recognize potential in scholarly research.
Eligibility Canadian Occupational Therapy Foundation-Future Scholar Award is for full-time students within the Professional Program who exhibit the potential for major research, but currently engaged in smaller research projects. Selection will be based upon the attributes that the student demonstrates during their involvement in the Master’s Research Project, or during a summer research project that suggests that they have strong potential to conduct scholarly research.
Deadline Chosen by the department, no application required

Clinical Prize of Excellence: l'Ordre des ergothérapeutes du Québec

Purpose  To recognize exceptional performance in clinical placements.
Eligibility Awarded by l’Ordre des ergothérapeutes du Québec to the student demonstrating exceptional overall performance in attaining the objectives of the clinical placements throughout the professional program in Occupational Therapy M.Sc.A. (O.T.).
Deadline Selected by the Ordre des ergotherapuetes

Dr. Alice Chan-Yip Multiculturalism Award

Purpose

To recognize research in international development or multiculturalism.

Eligibility Established in 2011 in recognition of the importance of cultural competency in professional practice in rehabilitation, both in the domestic and the international arenas. Awarded by the School of Physical and Occupational Therapy to a student enrolled in any year of the School's professional Occupational or Physical Therapy programs or to students registered in the Master’s or PhD programs in Rehabilitation Science.
Deadline Apply here by February 28

Edith Aston-McCrimmon Professionalism Award

Purpose  To recognize professionalism and commitment to their profession.
Eligibility To recognize students in the professional Occupational or Physical Therapy Programs who espouse the ideals of professionalism and demonstrate outstanding commitment to their chosen profession. To be awarded by the School of Physical and Occupational Therapy to support expenses related to representing McGill University and their profession at major provincial, national or international professional congresses.
Deadline Apply here by February 28 

Gloria Gilbert Chronic Pain Award

Purpose  To recognize pain-related research.
Eligibility  Students enrolled in the School’s Professional OT or PT programs or in the Graduate Programs in Rehabilitation Science (MSc or PhD) who have conducted (not in the planning stages) an outstanding research project related to pain and pain management which has been accepted for presentation at the scientific meeting of the Canadian Pain Society.
Deadline  Apply here by February 28 

Helen M. Gault Award

Purpose 

To recognize outstanding qualities of leadership, scholarship, and professionalism.

Eligibility  Presented to a graduating student in the professional program in Occupational Therapy M.Sc.A. (O.T.) and a graduating student in the professional program in Physical Therapy M.Sc.A. (P.T.) who have demonstrated the most outstanding qualities of leadership, scholarship and professionalism throughout their undergraduate program.
Deadline Chosen by the department, no application required.

Kay Rothman Amor Wolofsky Travel Award

Purpose 

To provide travel support for a professional conference.

Eligibility  

Established in 2017 by Kay Rothman Amor Wolofsky, DIP P&OT 1953. To provide travel support for a maximum of two graduate students graduating from the MSc (Applied) Occupational Therapy or Physical Therapy program and who are attending the Canada Association of Occupational Therapists conference, the Canadian Physiotherapy Association’s national congress, or other relevant conference, as determined by the Director of the School of Physical and Occupational Therapy.

Deadline  Apply here by February 28 

Korner-Bitensky Prize for Generosity of Spirit

Purpose  To recognize the generosity of spirit.
Eligibility  This award is given to the student in the OT and PT graduating classes that exemplifies a generosity of spirit by contributing to the well-being and needs of other students. This student has been nominated by their peers as someone who has demonstrated "generosity -- by giving more than one can easily give" over the years of their professional training.
Deadline  Selected in August during the Master's Presentation

Patricia Ann MacDonald Wells Van Daele Memorial Award 

Purpose To recognize outstanding research on the again population and/or clinical education.
Eligibility Established in 2003 by family, friends and colleagues of Patricia Ann MacDonald Wells Van Daele as well as graduates of the School of Physical and Occupational Therapy. This award is given to a student in recognition of outstanding research on the aging population and/or clinical education.
Deadline Apply here by February 28  

SPOT Alumni Travel Award

Purpose  To provide financial support in presenting research findings at conferences. 
Eligibility  Students who completed their professional Physical or Occupational Therapy Degree in the fall previous to the award application (e.g. completed in fall 2020 for a February 28, 2021 application).
Students who are authors of poster or podium presentations at the targeted conference.
Deadline  Apply here by February 28 

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