The Clinical Education Awards in Physical Therapy were established to recognize excellence in teaching by clinical preceptors who are affiliated with the School of Rehabilitation Therapy at Queen's University.
The Awards are granted on the basis of demonstrated excellence in clinical teaching, to therapists who have served as clinical preceptors in any type of clinical setting.
Clinical preceptors can be nominated for this award by students, clinical/fieldwork coordinators in the School of Rehabilitation Therapy, or by colleagues or supervisors at their clinical facility.
For more information on the Awards or the nomination process, please contact: Melanie Law (firstname.lastname@example.org)
Physical Therapy Award Winner - Megan Sharkey
Megan Sharkey, BSc, MScPT
Megan has worked at the Perth and Smiths Falls District Hospital since graduating from the masters in Physical Therapy from Queens University in 2015. Prior to her PT degree, she completed an undergraduate degree in Health Sciences at the University of Ottawa in 2013. Megan enjoys a varied patient caseload at a smaller community hospital that includes acute care, rehabilitation, and outpatient services. Megan started supervising PT students two years after graduation and has appreciated the ongoing learning opportunities that her students present her with. She is very thankful to the awesome team at PSFDH for being so engaging and welcoming PT students to the organization. Megan is honoured to be this year’s clinical award recipient and looks forward to many more enriching experiences with future PT students.
Physical Therapy Award Winner - Christopher Pawliuk
Christopher Pawliuk, BSc(Hons), MScPT
Chris completed his undergraduate studies in Life Science at Queen’s in 2006 and went on to complete his Master’s degree in Physical Therapy at Queen’s in 2008. He has been employed at Kingston Health Sciences Centre - KGH since 2009. Chris has worked primarily in acute care during his career, in a variety of clinical areas including critical care, orthopedics and most recently neurology and neurosurgery. He began contributing to clinical education since 2009 and has taken many students over the years. Being involved in clinical education has been a very rewarding experience, and as helped to make him a better clinician. Chris is honoured to be the recipient of the 2021 PT Clinical Education Award and would like to thank all of his previous students, his co-workers and the faculty at Queen’s for their support over the years.
Physical Therapy Award Winner - Latif Khoja
Latif Khoja, PT, CAFCI
Latif came to Canada in 2005 after completing a Bachelor of Science program in Physiotherapy from University of Karachi. He then graduated with a MSc degree (Rehabilitation Science) from Queen’s University at Kingston. His Master’s thesis focused on gait biomechanics in Knee OA and he is a published author in this area of practice. Latif started his clinical practice in long term care homes in Kingston area before eventually setting up a private practice in Sydenham, Ontario. He is a firm believer that enhancing clinical skills is a lifelong endeavor. He is honoured to be this year’s PT Clinical Education award recipient. He finds supervising students an enriching experience and thanks all his clients for being a constant source of motivation and inspiration.
Physical Therapy Award Winner - Timothy Burgess
Mr. Timothy Burgess, PT
Timothy graduated from the Health Sciences program at the University of Western Ontario before completing his Master’s degree in Physiotherapy at the University of Toronto in 2010. He has been employed at Lakeridge Health Oshawa since 2011 working in acute care primarily within the Intensive Care Unit. He is honoured to be this year’s recipient of the Clinical Education Award in Physical Therapy and would like to thank all of his past students for assisting in making him a better clinician and educator. He would also like to thank all of his colleagues and those involved in the program for their help in providing a productive learning environment for students.
Physical Therapy Award Winner - Ashish Bharti
Mr. Ashish Bharti, PT
Ashish graduated from the Kinesiology program at McMaster University before completing his Master's degree in Physiotherapy at Queen's University in 2007. He started his career in Toronto at the Canadian Back Institute before moving to Cornwall to take over Personal Touch Physiotherapy. He has a passion for working in Private Practice and loves to help students during their placements. He recently co-founded PhysioCoach to further help future/current Physiotherapists. He is honoured to be the recipient of the Clinical Education Award and wants to thank all of his previous students and the faculty!
Physical Therapy Award Winner - Karen Parks
Karen Parks completed her undergraduate degree at Western University in Health Science from 2001 to 2005. She then went on to complete her Masters in Physiotherapy Degree at Queens University from 2005-2007. Karen started her career as a new grad at Lakeridge Health Oshawa, and continues to work there on the integrated stroke unit. She has worked in variety of clinical settings including ICU, medicine, orthopedics and neurological rehab. Karen began her role as a clinical educator for Physio students in 2009. She has been the clinical preceptor for 17 students thus far. Karen's love for clinical education inspired her to attain a teaching and training adults certificate through Durham College. She now teaches part time at Durham College in the School for Health and Community studies.
Physical Therapy Award Winner - Stephanie Brian
Stephanie completed her Physiotherapy degree at Dalhousie University. She has worked at Kingston General Hospital as an acute care Physiotherapist for more that 10 years and has a passion for providing care in the clinical areas of cardio-respiratory and oncology. She is honoured to be the recipient of this year's Clinical Education Award in Physical Therapy and wishes to thank her students past and present for helping her pursue her professional goals of being a great mentor and Physiotherapist!
Physical Therapy Award Winner - Hussein Karim
Hussein graduated from University of Queensland Masters of Physiotherapy program in Australia. He also holds degrees from Queen's University in Physical and Health Education and Health Science. Due to Hussein's commitment to excellence he keeps up to date with the most current research in Physical Therapy to provide the latest in evidence-based practice. In addition, his professionalism, respect, and communication with his students allows him to be a highly effective instructor whose teaching methods bridge classroom learning with real world application.
Physical Therapy Award Winner - Phil Edmunds
Phil has owned and operated Huronia Physiotherapy and Chiropractic Clinic for over 20 years, located on beautiful Georgian Bay in Midland, ON. Phil has passion for the outdoors and for clinical teaching in his practice for Queen's University. He is honoured to receive this year's Clinical Education Award in Physical Therapy and thanks all those involved in the program for their work and support.