Event Dates and Photo Albums

This section has the dates and descriptions of the School's annual events, and contains photo albums showing our faculty, alumni and students at work and play, at the School, on campus and in the community. Events are in order as they appear, from the beginning through to the end of each academic year. Be sure to join the McGill Alumni Online Community to keep your information current, as this ensures you don’t miss out on exclusive offers, news and messages from fellow grads. Mailings about events, Homecoming, Class reunions etc are no longer distributed from Central McGill University Advancement. 


Event Name


Friday, September 25, 2020

4 p.m.

Director's Homecoming Virtual Wine & Cheese Reception

This year, this will be an online/virtual event! SPOT alumni, graduates, faculty & staff are invited to a virtual Wine & Cheese on the Friday of McGill's Homecoming weekend: September 25, 2020. In 2020 we celebrate reunion years ending in "0" and "5"! While alumni of years ending in "0" and "5" are especially welcome, all SPOT alumni are indeed invited!

RSVP here and use this Zoom link to join the get-together!

McGill University is hosting an "At-Home Homecoming." Please see more details of the McGill events here.

October 25, 2020 McGill Open House

*Due to COVID-19, this will be an online/virtual event - please check back for details!

McGill's annual Open House; SPOT faculty and students host a very busy kiosk welcoming potential applicants: what's the BEST thing about being an OT or a PT and why McGill is the TOP choice! Pre-register in September at: McGill Open House

November 5, 2020 Edith Aston-McCrimmon Lectureship

*Due to COVID-19, this will be an online/virtual event

An annual inspirational lecture by a nationally or internationally known person, usually about a topic related to the field of rehabilitation. This year, Luca ‘Lazylegz’ Patuelli M.S.M. presents “No Excuses, No Limits - Adapt, stay positive, and learn to do things your own way." « Pas d’excuses, pas de limites - Adaptez-vous, restez positif et apprenez à faire les choses à votre façon » (lecture en anglais)
Luca ‘Lazylegz’ Patuelli is a Canadian break-dancer, and is committed to mentorship and leading in his own unique way. Join Alumni, faculty and friends for this year's event. In 2020 our theme is Mentorship. For past lectures, see here.


April, 2021 Name-Tag Ceremony **Format to be determined** Students finishing their undergrad (U3) or their qualifying year (QY) received McGill SPOT name-tags that identify them as McGill OT or PT students, with which to begin their clinical placements.

May 2022

Rehabilitation Research Colloquium

**Format to be determined** Every second year, McGill hosts the best and the brightest for a day of presentations on recent advances in research on rehabilitation. Check here for news about the event!

May 2021 Spring Clinical Day **Format to be determined** Annual full-day event with a morning educational component related to clinical education or clinical practice followed by recognition awards to clinical educators/supervisors. The afternoon component consists of discussion on curriculum and its clinical education components.
June 2021

Health Sciences Convocation 

**Format to be determined** Spring Health Sciences Convocation Ceremony was an online event in 2020. You can watch the Health Sciences Convocation here.

June 2021

Strawberries & Champagne Reception

**Format to be determined** SPOT's Convocation and Awards Reception, at which all the Graduates are celebrated, and winners of the Convocation Awards are given their certificates, is usually held immediately following the Health Sciences Convocation Ceremony. However this year it was an online event. Please watch our tribute to SPOT graduating students here.

June 2021 International KT Conference in Rehabilitation **POSTPONED to 2021****Format to be determined** The School of Physical and Occupational Therapy at McGill University is proudly hosting an International Knowledge Translation Conference in Rehabilitation in Montreal, Canada. This conference is relevant for researchers, professional and graduate students, health care professionals, clinical managers/administrators, and decision-makers interested in knowledge translation (KT). Call for abstracts will open in November, see our page. Please straussresearch.spot [at] mcgill.ca (subject: About%20Strauss%20and%20KT) (contact us) if you have any questions.
August 2021 Masters' Research Projects Presentations

**Format to be determined**

Project presentations from the groups of M2 students, prior to the start of their last student placement during their final autumn at SPOT. 

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