Physical Therapy Students Awards & Prizes

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

Canadian Physiotherapy Association Award 

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

Canadian Physiotherapy Cardio-Respiratory Society (CPCRS) Award

Purpose To recognize academic standing.
Eligibility Presented to the graduating student in the professional program in Physical Therapy M.Sc.A (P.T.) who has demonstrated excellence in the area of cardio-respiratory physiotherapy.
Deadline Chosen by the department, no application required

Carol Rutenberg-Silver Memorial Award

Purpose   To recognize academic standing in the professional program.
Eligibility  Established by the family in memory of Carol Rutenberg-Silver, a Physical Therapy graduate of 1958. Awarded annually to the graduating student with the highest standing in the professional program in Physical Therapy M.Sc.A. (P.T.)
Deadline  Chosen by the department, no application required.

Clinical Prize of Excellence: l'Ordre professionnel de la physiothérapie du Québec

Purpose    To recognize exceptional performance in clinical placements.
Eligibility  Awarded by l’Ordre professionnel de la physiothérapie du Québec to the student demonstrating exceptional overall performance in attaining the objectives of the clinical placements throughout the professional program in Physical Therapy M.Sc.A. (P.T.).
Deadline Selected by l'Ordre professionnel de la physiothérapie.

Dr. Alice Chan-Yip Multiculturalism Award

Purpose To recognize research in international development or multiculturalism.
Eligibility EligibilityEstablished 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  In recognition of pain-related research.
Eligibility Students enrolled in the School’s Professional Occupational or Physical Therapy 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  Chosen by the department, no application required.

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

Sandra Perlman Memorial Prize

Purpose   To recognize compassion and empathy for patients.
Eligibility  Established in memory of Sandra Perlman by her niece, Dr. Robyn Pugash. Sandra Perlman was a graduate of the School in 1958 and BSc (PT) class of 1976/ The award is offered annually to the graduating student in the professional program in Physical Ther­apy MSc A (PT) who, in the opinion of faculty, best exemplifies attributes desirable of a caring professional, these being compassion, empathy, concern for the needs of the patient and devotion to the profession.
Deadline  Chosen by the department, no application required.

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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