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


October 21, 2022

Director's Homecoming Reception

At Homecoming every year, SPOT alumni, graduates, faculty & staff are invited to the Director's Homecoming Reception on the Friday of McGill's Homecoming weekend. In 2022, on October 21, we will celebrate reunion years ending in "2" and "7"! While alumni of the anniversary years are especially welcome, all SPOT alumni are indeed invited!

RSVP for SPOT Homecoming here closer to the date.

Please read about all McGill's other Homecoming events.

October 23, 2022 McGill Open House

At McGill's Open House, SPOT staffs 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-registration opens in September at McGill Open House

November 2022

Edith Aston-McCrimmon Lectureship

This annual inspirational lecture is presented by a nationally or internationally known person, usually about a topic related to the field of rehabilitation. In 2021, Elizabeth Anne Kinsella, PhD  presented “Mindfulness in the Health Professions' Education and Practice." « La pleine conscience dans les professions de la santé - éducation et pratique ».

Dr. Kinsella’s interdisciplinary research advances knowledge about reflexive education and practice, with the aim of educating self-aware and critically conscious practitioners, who are empowered to offer compassionate care, be resilient, and work toward social justice. For past lectures, see this page.

RSVP for this year's event here closer to the date.

April, 2023

2023 Name-Tag Ceremony

Students finishing their undergrad (U3) or their qualifying year (QY) receive McGill SPOT name-tags that identify them as McGill OT or PT students, with which to begin their clinical placements!

May, 2023

Rehabilitation Research Colloquium

Every year, McGill University and Queen's University (Kingston, Ontario) host the best and the brightest for a day of presentations on recent advances in research on rehabilitation. The event alternates between Montreal (even years) and Kingston, Ont. (odd years). See this page for news about the Colloquium.

May, 2023

Health Sciences Convocation
10 am (EST)

The Spring Health Sciences Convocation Ceremony takes place on the Lower Field, beginning at 10 a.m. You can watch the Health Sciences Convocation video.

May, 2023

Strawberries & Champagne Reception
1 pm (EST)

SPOT's Convocation and Awards Reception, at which winners of SPOT Awards and graduates of the Professional Programs (OT and PT) as well as the Graduate Programs (MSc and PhD) are honoured, is held immediately following the Health Sciences Convocation Ceremony. 

RSVP for this year's event here closer to the date.

June, 2023 Spring Clinical Day This annual full-day event has been adapted in the context of COVID-19 and will consist of an award ceremony (virtual or in-person TBD) to recognize our outstanding rehabilitation community of clinical educators/supervisors. Our professional development activity will consist of a stand-alone lunchtime webinar on Equity, Diversity and Inclusion along with a stand-alone discipline-specific clinical advisory meeting. Check back for details closer to the time.
August 30, 2022 Masters' Research Projects Presentations

Final year Professional Program (OT and PT) students present their research projects, prior to the start of their last student placement during their final autumn at SPOT.

images of graduates celebrating with their friends, families and faculty members

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