Edith Aston-McCrimmon Lecture Series and Photos

The Edith Aston-McCrimmon Lectureship

November 24, 2022

Dr. Dolly Dastoor, PhD, "There's no place like home - thoughts on aging in place"

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November 18, 2021

Elizabeth Anne Kinsella, PhD, "Searching for Calm in the Tsunami: Mindfulness in the Rehabilitation Professions"

Invitation to 2021 EAM Lecture


November 5, 2020

Luca 'Lazylegz' Patuelli, M.S.M.: "No Excuses, No Limits - Adapt, stay positive, and learn to do things your own way"


Image by Jacob Jonas.

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The 10th Edith Aston-McCrimmon Lectureship

November 7, 2019

Mr. Steven Estey, MA: "The UN Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities: A Paradigm Shift in Disability Rights"


The 9th Edith Aston-McCrimmon Lectureship

November 8, 2018

Dr. Rachel Thibeault, OC :"From small changes to greater wellness: simple strategies applicable in daily life"



The 8th Edith Aston-McCrimmon Lectureship

November 9, 2017

Dr. Tom Chau: "Listen to me, I have something to say; Access innovations for nonverbal children and youth with disabilities"


The 7th Edith Aston-McCrimmon Lectureship

7th Annual Edith Aston-McCrimmon Lectureship held on November 24, 2016 with Dr. Stephanie Nixon on "Global Health and Rehabilitation: New Perspectives on Equity and Inclusion"

November 24, 2016

Dr. Stephanie Nixon: "Global Health and Rehabilitation: New Perspectives on Equity and Inclusion"

The 6th Edith Aston-McCrimmon Lectureship

November 19, 2015

Dr. Patrice (Tamar) Weiss: "Rehabilitation Technologies; Thrive or Dive", OR: "Disruptive Technologies in Rehabilitation"


The 5th Edith Aston-McCrimmon Lectureship

November 27, 2014

Dr. Gaétan Tardif: "Rehabilitation Professionals and Paralympians: winners on and off the field"

The Coming of Age of the Rehabilitation Sciences

Dr Carol Richards

November 28, 2013
Dr. Carol Richards, researcher, professor at Université Laval, who has dedicated her career to the rehabilitations sciences, in Québec, in Canada, and abroad. 

The Adaptability of Rehabilitation Science: A Half Century Perspective from a SPOT Grad

November 29, 2012
H. E. Dr Sharon Johnston

Her Excellency Dr. Sharon Johnston, wife of the Governor General of Canada and graduate of the School of Physical & Occupational Therapy.

Empathy, Evidence and Excellence: The Role of Professional Education in Research-Intensive Universities

Heather Monroe-Blum

November 22, 2010
Heather Munroe-Blum, Principal and Vice-Chancellor of McGill University and Professor in Medicine. A distinguished psychiatric epidemiologist, she has dedicated her career to the advancement of higher education, science and innovation, in Canada and internationally, advising governments and other organizations on the role that universities and research play in advancing international competitiveness and enriching societies.

A copy of the Principal's lecture is available here: EAM Lecture - Heather Monroe-Blum [.pdf]

Training Tomorrow’s Leaders

January 25, 2009  

Dr. Martha Piper, educator, entrepreneur, physical therapist, former president and vice-chancellor of University of British Columbia, was the inaugural keynote lecturer.

Martha Piper

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