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MCF Curriculum Development

Queen’s University Faculty, Mastercard Foundation Fellows, colleagues from the University of Gondar, and international consultants participated in two Curriculum Development Workshops in March/April 2020 to support the development of the new Occupational Therapy (OT) Program at the University of Gondar (UoG) in Ethiopia through the Mastercard Foundation Scholars Program!

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.

How Do We Know What’s Right & What to Do When We “Can’t” Do It?

Moral distress has been the focus of Dr. Tracy Trothen’s research since the early 1990s, when her mentor Dr. George Webster introduced her to the topic. Moral distress occurs when one’s core values are compromised and this can lead to moral residue (accumulated left-over moral distress). Dr. Trothen has recently co-authored an article on the harmful effects that moral distress can have on healthcare practitioners with conscientious objections.

Malcom Peat Lectureship Video

The Malcolm Peat Lectureship took place at Queen’s on October 10, 2019.
Dr. Rachel Thibeault discussed her work using CBR principles to support refugees in Ottawa.
A link to her presentation is available here:

The ICACBR would welcome suggestions for the October 2020 invited lecturer, suggestions can be emailed to Heather Aldersey at

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