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The School of Rehabilitation Therapy Remembers Dr. Nancy Pollock

The School of Rehabilitation Therapy would like to recognize the remarkable legacy of Dr. Nancy Pollock, a 1978 graduate of the Queen’s Program in Occupational Therapy. Dr. Pollock was a respected and much loved faculty member at McMaster University for many years, distinguishing herself as an excellent educator and student mentor with a focus on paediatrics. She was also one of the authors of the Canadian Occupational Performance Measure, an internationally recognized tool for client centred practice in occupational therapy and other health science fields. With colleagues in the Hamilton region, she was one of the founders of REACH Therapy Services, a private practice occupational therapy company that was unique in embodying client-centred occupational therapy practice with children and their families. She was also instrumental in the development and ongoing nurturing of Operation Oasis, a respite support service that matched rehabilitation students with parents of children with special needs.

In 2018, Dr. Pollock received the Queen’s University School of Rehabilitation Therapy Distinguished Alumni Award for Occupational Therapy, in conjunction with her long time friend and colleague, Dr. Mary Ann McColl. Always known for her sense of humor, boundless enthusiasm and love of life, Dr. Pollock will be greatly missed by family, students and colleagues alike.