Friday, October 13, 2017

UAlberta Chair of OT honoured with 40th Muriel Driver Memorial Lectureship Award

Our own Dr Lili Liu, Chair of the UofA Department of Occupational Therapy, has been awarded the 2017 Muriel Driver Memorial Lectureship.

Congratulations, Lili! We will all look forward to hearing your lecture in June 2018 at the CAOT National Conference in Vancouver BC.

For the full story click here.

Tuesday, October 10, 2017

Got Lower Back Pain? An Evening of Research and Innovation

This Faculty of Rehabilitation Medicine event is free and open to the public.

Register by clicking here.

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Monday, September 11, 2017

FRM Alumni & Student BBQ

Please join the Faculty of Rehabilitation Medicine for our Alumni-Student BBQ!

To RSVP click here.







Friday, July 21, 2017

Interprofessional Student Clinic Coordinator wanted!


The Faculty of Rehabilitation Medicine is looking for a coordinator for a proposed Interprofessional Student clinic.  Please click on this link for more information:  http://www.careers.ualberta.ca/Competition/A109533282/

Wednesday, June 28, 2017



Postcards from the Field


For the second year in a row, we have asked our Level 1 students to share some of the experiences they have had on their first placement.  We have a lot of fun seeing the diverse practice areas and locations are students are in and how excited they are to apply their skills in the real world.  Here are a few of the 'postcards' we received. 
Kayla and Alice are completing an Independent Community Placement at Ambrose Place in Edmonton and have enjoyed participating in a number of cultural activities in the Indigenous community.  

Paula is with the Stroke Early Supported Discharge Program in Grand Prairie.  She writes that one of her client's valued activities is caring for her pet donkeys, so Paula got to analyze what skills are involved in navigating this task!



Chelsea at Edmonton Catholic Schools got to watch the students excitement with the hatching of the ducklings.

Kimberley sends greetings from Saskatoon City Hospital on her way to the operating room to observe a Total Knee Replacement.

The students are finished this week and then will have the summer off before starting year 2 in September.  In the meantime, most the current Year 2s will head out on their first senior placement (Level 3A) next week.  Thank you to all the great teams out there supporting the MScOT students. 

Monday, June 12, 2017

Community development conference, convocation, 

and final projects! 


It's been a busy couple of weeks at Corbett Hall as our students are in a time of transition. While our Year 1 students are off in various corners of Alberta and Saskatchewan completing their first fieldwork placements, our most recent graduates from Fall 2016 are returning to the U of A for their spring convocation this afternoon.

As for our Year 2s, it's been a whirlwind of activities this past several weeks!  Before they head out for their final two placements in July/August and September/October, they celebrated with a graduation banquet June 3 at the Faculty Club.  It was so nice to hear the inspirational speech from Dr.s  Liz Taylor and Mary Forhan and to see the students engage in well deserved celebrations.  Last week, they finished the last of their traditional classes and capped it off with the Community Development Conference, where they presented their projects completed with community partners including asset mapping, health promotion, empowerment education, peer support, participatory action research, community rehab and partnership building.  Please check out the Faculty of Rehab Medicine facebook page for some photos  FMR June 8, 2017

Year 2s on their last day of formal classes! 

Moments after this picture was taken (on a beautiful 26 degree day), I am sure all the students rushed back to put the final touches on their capstone OccTh 903 projects, which they will be defending this Thursday!  This is the last of their in class requirements before they are off to their final two placements!

Congratulations to all our student on their achievements and to you, our community partners for your support and contributions to their development!

We are matching the final placement in September/October this Thursday and could always use a few more offers.  If you feel you can offer, please contact me at cherie.henderson@ualberta.ca or any member of the clincal education team.  As always...THANK YOU!

Friday, May 26, 2017

Community Development Mini-Conference
June 8th, 2017
Corbett Hall, University of Alberta and
U of C Downtown Campus, Rm 3-26 (906 - 8 ave SW)


Our community partners are invited to our Community Development mini-conference to celebrate the work of our occupational therapy students and the community organizations that have supported their community development learning.

Students will present their projects to the community member, their peers, and professors.  Projects include:

  • community asset mapping
  • health promotion
  • empowerment education 
  • peer support
  • participatory action research
  • community rehabilitation
  • partnership building
9:00 Welcome and Opening Remarks (Prof. S. Brintnell)

9:10-10:20 Keynote:  Community Development in everyday practice: Ways of seeing, being, and asking questions.  Dr. Heidi Lauckner - School of Occupational Therapy, Dalhousie University

10:30-1:00 Student poster presentations

This will be an opportunity to network with other community organizations, university staff and faculty, and occupational therapy students.