GHRI Events

Poster for Global Considerations of Disability for Rehabilitation ProvidersGlobal Considerations of Disability for Rehabilitation Providers | May 23-25, 2023

This course is part of the McGill Summer Institutes in Global Health Series, find a list of all the courses available. 

Details on Global Considerations of Disability for Rehabilitation Providers are here. 


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Event details and Registration  


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Manipal-McGill Rehabilitation Research Collaboration Symposium

Join us virtually at our upcoming Symposium!

 Wednesday, November 30th, 2022 at 7:30am (EST – Montreal) / 6:00pm (IST – Manipal) [3hrs]

Location: Virtual via Zoom




GHRI Events 2021


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Global Health Rehabilitation Initiative Symposium 2021

Ableism, Accessibility & Advocacy - How has the global pandemic informed rehabilitation?

The symposium will include key note session, interactive workshops, and a plenary session.

There will be opportunities to win gifts of $30, $20 and $10! 



Sidhi Mohapatra: Assistant Professor, Department of Physiotherapy, Manipal Academy of Higher Education, India. Mohapatra's area of interest is advocacy, low resource, community-based program development, coordination, and implementation. She has seven publications in peer-reviewed journals and has collaborated with two grant projects for individuals with disabilities.

Dr. Shanon Phelan: Research program focuses on understanding and improving opportunities for participation, inclusion, and voice for children and young people who experience disability and their families. She works to re-envision inclusion in the context of childhood disability; to develop innovative methods to engage child and youth voices in research; and to contribute to theoretical advancements in childhood disability and inclusion.

Meenu Sikand: currently leads and advances the Holland Bloorview Kids Rehabilitation Center in EDI and is the founder of Accessibility for All, a non-profit organization that works to identify, address and meet the needs of marginalized communities. She is a proven leader in anchoring accessibility in organizational priorities and programming using a Human Rights and anti-discrimination, anti-racism and Inclusion lens.

Jeffrey Man: presently interns on the equity, diversity and inclusion team at Holland Bloorview Kids Rehabilitation Hospital, where he works on issues related to policy development, professional learning and external advocacy. As a person with a disability, Jeffrey applies a lived experience lens to his work at Holland Bloorview, helping to advance the organization's No Boundaries strategic plan and create a world of possibilities for kids with disabilities.

Ahsan Musavi: Ahsan has been a soccer athlete for the past 13 years and an outreach facilitator with Holland Bloorview Hospital. Ahsan was a part of the Special Olympics Ontario and Toronto FC unified soccer team. He graduated with a Bachelor in Sports Management at Brock University. He is also a part of the Inclusive Programs Team at the Jays Care Foundation and implements Inclusive Baseball programs for athletes of all abilities.




GHRI Events 2020


Joint Symposium on COVID 19 and Rehabilitation 

Oct 22nd and 29th 
7:30am - 9:30am EST  |  6:00pm - 8:00pm IST
A two-part virtual event with presentations from the School of Physical & Occupational Therapy and the Manipal College of Health Professions


K Shikako Thomas & R Lencucha (McGill): COVID-19 country-level policy responses in relation to the rights of persons with disabilities

Vaishali K (Manipal): Knowledge and attitudes among individuals exercising with mask during COVID-19 pandemic

S. Rupambika (Manipal)Supporting participation during the COVID-19 crisis: An educational approach to Occupational Therapy

C Storr & L Asseraf-Pasin (McGill): Authentic learning: COVID-19 inspired creativity for occupational and physical therapy clinical education

S Saha (Manipal)Scope of virtual practice of hand rehabilitation during the COVID-19 Era

A Maiya (Manipal): Need for Rehabilitation during COVID-19

E Kehayia (C Brien, G Jarema, L Giroux & T Poldma) (McGill)Language accessibility and community participation pre and during COVID

S Ahmed & Z Boychuck (McGill)Using Telehealth for an Early Assisted Discharge Post-Stroke Program during COVID

J Solomon (Manipal)Physical activity of Stroke survivors in the community during COVID-19 Lockdown

M-H Boudrias (M-H Milot, J Higgins, H Corriveau, L-D Beaulieu) (McGill)The use of telerehabilitation to improve physical activity and quality of life of stroke survivors during containment measures due to the COVID-19 pandemic: a feasibility pilot study


Manikandan N (Manipal),  M Levin (McGill), A Moga (McGill), and S Rege (Maniapl)


GHRI Events 2019


Poster for Global Health Meet and Mingle

Meet and Mingle!

Open to all PT/OT students, clinicians and friends interested in Global Health and Rehabilitation!

Co-Hosted with the Canadian Physiotherapy Association Global Health Division

Date and Time: Sept 18, 2019, 5 -7 pm

Location: Les 3 Brasseurs, 1658 St Denis St, Montreal


Lessons from Tobacco, Alcohol and Food Governance

Tuesday, June 25th 5:00 - 7:00 pm
Goodman Cancer Center
1160 - room 501 Pine Ave West, Montreal

For more information, please contact: raphael.lencucha [at] (subject: Public%20Panel%20Discussion%20-%20June%2025th%20) (Raphael Lencucha, PhD)


Policy works best when is it aligned across different sectors of government. This premise has led to decades of health advocacy attempting to infuse health goals into all government policies, from trade, to agriculture, to finance. However, health considerations are but one of many intersecting considerations facing governments.

This panel brings together four individuals who have spent their career grappling with the question of how governments can establish policies and programs that advance health and other social goals.

Individual presentations will be followed by an engaging panel discussion on the complexities of policy coherence for healthy product environments.



GHRI Events 2018


GHRI Group at Global Health Night 2018

Annual Global Health Night hosted by McGill Global Health Programs to highlight and foster the involvement of students and faculty at McGill University in global health related fields. 


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Global Health Night 2017

Annual Global Health Night hosted by McGill Global Health Programs to highlight and foster the involvement of students and faculty at McGill University in global health related fields.




Photo Gallery -GHRI 2016
Global Health in Rehabilitation Conference 2016
Moving forward together: Advancing rehabilitation in a global context

Our first global health and rehabilitation conference was held March 12, 2016.  A warm thank you to our attendees and invited speakers.







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