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Enhancing Quality of Care for Older Adults with Long-Term Care Needs: My 'Dream' Job (and a bit about how I got there)!

Contributed by Julie Lapenskie, MScAH'17

There are not a lot of gerontology/aging-specific graduate programs out there - particularly in Ontario. As someone with an unwavering passion for gerontology and health, I wanted an MSc program that specifically targeted this field.

And The Award Goes To…..

On April 14, 2018, the Ontario Physiotherapy Association (OPA) bestowed its annual award for Student / New Grad Leadership to Greg Smith (BPHE'13, MScPT'17). His nomination team for this award included two of Greg's classmates and three of the faculty members who teach in the Queen's Physical Therapy (PT) program. The pool of people who could be nominated for this award each year numbers about 500 people, including all final year PT students and all PTs in the first year of practice across Ontario who are members of the Association.

Malcolm Peat Inaugural lecture

The inaugural Dr. Malcolm Peat lecture is on Thursday April 26, 2018 at 4:00 PM in Room 1102, Biosciences Building.

Opportunity Knocks

Contributed By: Jenna Nodding, PT’10

If we choose to be open to it, opportunity is everywhere. Each person we interact with has something to teach us. The mindset we choose determines how we respond to challenges, either as moments of growth and learning, or moments of constriction. Throughout our life opportunities come our way, sometimes we need to lean into the uncertainty.

Gael’s Physiotherapy Students Spread Love on Valentine’s Day

The month of February is a time of love and provides an opportunity to tell those in our lives how much they mean to us. The month of February also includes several important days of recognition: International Day of Zero Tolerance for Female Genital Mutilation on February 6, International Day of Women and Girls in Science on February 11, World day of Social Justice on February 20, and International Mother Language Day on February 21[1].

Is it really almost February?

Is it really almost February? What happened to January? When I look back on the month, I realize now that I had a whole series of flow experiences during which I used my knowledge and skills to their full capacity, became totally engaged and fully invested in what I was doing, and ultimately lost track of time[1]. Flow is a construct described by psychologist Csikszentmihalyi. It occurs when one is so entirely immersed in an experience or activity that sense of time is lost.

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