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 12, 2018 Homecoming Wine & Cheese Alumni, graduates, faculty & staff are invited each year to the School for a Wine & Cheese reception on the Friday of McGill's Homecoming weekend. In 2018 we will celebrate reunion years ending in "8" and "3"! RSVP mandatory, please reply here.
October 21, 2018 McGill Open House McGill's annual Open House; SPOT faculty and students staff 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! Avoid the lines - pre-register at: McGill Open House
November 8, 2018 Edith Aston-McCrimmon Lectureship

An annual inspirational lecture by a nationally or internationally known person, usually about a topic related to the field of rehabilitation. The title of this year's talk, by Rachel Thibeault, OC, PhD, FCAOT, is From small changes to greater wellness: simple strategies applicable in daily life . Join Alumni, faculty and friends for the 2018 event at McGill's Faculty Club. In 2018 year our theme is Wellness. See here for more details. For past lectures, see here


April, 2019   (TBD) 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. This year's theme is Wellness.

Spring 2019

National Knowledge Translation

McGill's School of Physical & Occupational Therapy is hosting the National 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). Please contact us if you have any questions: straussresearch.spot [at] mcgill.ca.

May 2, 2019

Spring Clinical Day

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. To be hosted at Thomson House on McTavish St, Montreal.

In Kingston in 2019 Rehabilitation Research Colloquium Every second year, McGill hosts the best and the brightest for a day of presentations on recent advances in research on rehabilitation. Check back here for news about the 2020 event! Co-Chairs for the 2018 event were: Dr. patricia.belchior [at] mcgill.ca (subject: 2018%20Rehab%20Colloque) (Patricia Belchior) and Dr. shawn.robbins [at] mcgill.ca (subject: 2018%20Rehab%20Colloque) (Shawn Robbins)
May 2019

Health Sciences Convocation 

Spring Health Sciences Convocation Ceremony on lower campus starts at 10:00 a.m. and concludes at approximately 12 noon. The Valedictorian for 2018 will be from the PT Class! A reception follow for all grads and their families, on Lower Campus. 

May 2019

Strawberries & Champagne Reception

SPOT's Convocation and Awards Reception, at which all the Graduates are celebrated, and winners of the Convocation Awards are given their certificates, will be held immediately following the Health Sciences Convocation Ceremony, at Hosmer House.

August 2019 Masters' Research Projects Presentations 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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