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Poster Wins Award

Dr. Judith Soicher, PT Program Director, was awarded the Canadian Respiratory Health Professionals Poster Award at the Canadian Respiratory Conference at the end of April. The title of the poster was: “Barriers to exercise following pulmonary rehabilitation in individuals with COPD: A mixed methods study”.

Published: 2 Jun 2017

Stroke Recovery

Dr. Marie-Hélène Boudrias has been awarded a Brain Canada Foundation grant to support her work in exploring why some people recover better than others after a stroke. This research has shown that recuperative capacity is often underestimated, therefore this work will be crucial in discovering how to better predict rehab potential.

Published: 26 May 2017

KT in Medicine

Dr. Aliki Thomas has been awarded an RCPSC Royal College strategic grant. At the core of the success of competency-based medical education is the assessment of developmental progress and the identification of potential facilitatorsébarriers that could affect its implementation. As Co-PI, Dr. Thomas and her team will lay the foundation for robust knowledge translation activities that she will aim to pursue in a subsequent study.

Published: 26 May 2017

Dr. Janaudis-Ferreira in the News

Dr. Tania Janaudis-Ferreira is part of a team of investigators to whom CIHR (Project Scheme Competition) has been awarded support to conduct a multi-centric trial to determine whether a supervised home-based exercise program combined with a protein supplementation is beneficial in improving physical function in frail older adults recovering from transcatheter aortic valve replacement (TAVR).

Published: 26 May 2017

Jones Salk Research Grant

Dr. Mindy Levin has been awarded the Jones Salk Research Grant Award by the March of Dimes for her work in helping people recover from acquired brain injuries, and for her important contributions in rehabilitation research and clinical practice. Congratulations from SPOT!

Published: 26 May 2017

Towards a More Inclusive Québec Society

Sincere congratulations to Dr. Eva Kehayia and her team for being awarded a grant from the FRQS - the renewal of CRIR and its ranking (exceptional, exceptional and excellent) comes with an increased budget and a supplement, which is over and above the budget from FRQS. Special mention is also made in the document of dr. Philippe Archambault and Dr. Aliki Thomas as Axis and Theme leaders. Dr.

Published: 26 May 2017

Successful Research Efforts at SPOT

Congratulations all around to the very successful research efforts at SPOT. Under the leadership of Director of Research, Dr. Matthew Hunt, this year we can see terrific objective results of these efforts: "Chercheurs-boursiers" - Senior - Dr. Philippe Archambault "Chercheurs-boursiers" - Junior 2 - Dr. Matthew Hunt "Chercheurs-boursiers" - Junior 1 - Dr. Marie Brossard-Racine and Dr. Timothy Wideman

Published: 26 May 2017

Community Based Rehabilitation and Ethics: Eight Ethical Questions from a Review of the Literature

Stephen Clarke, Jessica Barudin, Matthew Hunt. (2016). Community Based Rehabilitation and Ethics: Eight Ethical Questions Arising from a Review of the Literature. Physiotherapy Canada. 68(2):197-205.

Link to article here.

Published: 4 Feb 2017

Whole-of-government approaches to NCDs: the case of the Philippines Interagency Committee-Tobacco

This article points to the importance of not only structural features of whole-of-government approaches for NCD control but also the institutional culture and entrenched political and economic interests.

For more information and the article, see here.

Published: 4 Feb 2017

Dr. Laurie Snider named interim SPOT Director


Dr. Laurie Snider, Associate Director of SPOT and Associate Director of the Graduate Program has been named interim SPOT Director position!

Published: 18 Nov 2016

Dr. Sara Saunders to be named Director of the Occupation Therapy Program in 2017


Dr. Sara Saunders, Associate Director of the OT Program at SPOT

…has been named Director of the Occupational Therapy Program, when the term of the current OT Director, Dr. Bernadette Nedelec ends, in Spring 2017.

Published: 18 Nov 2016

Laurence Roy and Tim Wideman re-appointed full time tenure track!

Dr. Laurence Roy and Dr. Tim Wideman have both been re-appointed as full-time tenure-track Assistant Professors at SPOT for three-year terms. This marks an important milestone in their tenure-track trajectory, and highlights the excellence that both these scholars have achieved in their fields. Congratulations from all of us at SPOT!

Published: 18 Nov 2016

Marie Brossard-Racine awarded new grant from La Fondation du Grand Defi Pierre Lavoie

Marie Brossard-Racine is the PI on a new project funded by La Fondation du Gran Defi Pierre Lavoie. The project is titled “Quantitative MRI: A novel biomarker for disease progression in the leukodystrophies.” More information can be found at:

Published: 18 Nov 2016

Marie Brossard-Racine was awarded the HSBC Saving Children’s Brain Award!

Marie Brossard-Racine was recently awarded the Montreal Children’s Foundation HSBC Saving Children’s Brain Award. 

Published: 18 Nov 2016

Lilian Asseraf-Pasin awarded OPPQ Prix d’excellence

Prof. Liliane Asseraf-Pasin has been awarded the prestigious Prix d’excellence from the Ordre professionnel de la physiothérapie du Québec. This award highlights the motivation and participation of committed members and highlights the professionals that contribute in a special way to the advancement and recognition of the profession. More information can be found at: 

Published: 28 Oct 2016


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