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This article was contributed by Surajo Sulaiman, a doctoral student in the Rehabilitation Science program. Surajo is a physiotherapist by training and throughout his career has worked as a clinician, primarily with persons with physical disabilities in Nigeria. Through his research, Surajo hopes to improve the quality of life of polio-survivors and other persons with disabilities in Nigeria. *** Poliomyelitis … Continue reading

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This article was contributed Reshma Parvin Nuri, a master’s student in the Rehabilitation Science program. Reshma is a physiotherapist by training and throughout her career has worked with persons with disabilities in Bangladesh. Through her work, Reshma hopes to improve quality of life for persons with disabilities. *** Around 150 million children worldwide have some kind of disability, with most … Continue reading

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-By Natalie Langstaff In March 2016, I was selected to work at the Dzherelo Children’s Rehabilitation Center as a Canadian Physiotherapy Consultant in Lviv, Ukraine. This six week opportunity was developed and funded by the Children of Chernobyl Canada Fund (CCCF). The clinical reasoning and hands on training that I gained while completing my Master’s of Science in Physical Therapy … Continue reading

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Marking the third in this series is a piece contributed by Christiana Okyere. Christiana is a doctoral student at the School of Rehabilitation Therapy, focusing on international rehabilitation and community development.  Prior to Queen’s, she worked with youth from disadvantaged backgrounds and children with intellectual and developmental disabilities in Ghana. *** “A Brighter Future for Children with Disabilities in Ghana” … Continue reading

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In 2015, Queen’s School of Rehabilitation Therapy (SRT) and Japan’s Niigata University of Health and Welfare (NUHW) formalized a relationship in order to foster cultural and academic exchange and research collaboration between the two institutions.  As part of this relationship SRT Assistant Professor of Occupational Therapy, Dr. Setareh Ghahari, and three occupational therapy students recently traveled to Japan to visit … Continue reading

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Marking the second in our five-part series is a piece contributed by Ebenezer Dassah. Ebenezer, who is pursuing a doctoral degree in Rehabilitation Science, is focusing on the lived experiences of people with physical disabilities in accessing and utilizing healthcare services in rural Ghana. *** “Empowering persons with disabilities in Ghana” In 2007 Ghana adopted the United Nations Convention on … Continue reading

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In March 2015, Queen’s School of Rehabilitation Therapy was pleased to announce that it would be a host for Queen Elizabeth II (QEII) Diamond Jubilee Scholarships in International Community Based Rehabilitation (CBR). The unique QEII program runs from 2015-2018.  Students selected for this prestigious scholarship are named “Queen Elizabeth Scholars.” The QEII scholarship programs “aim to activate a dynamic community … Continue reading

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Contributed By: Megan Edgelow On Thursday, April 16, 2015, the Queen’s Occupational Therapy Program was pleased to host a Community Development Forum to celebrate the work of occupational therapy (OT) students and local community partners. Community Development Fieldwork Coordinator Megan Edgelow, OT Program members, and the OT Class of 2015 welcomed more than 30 community members to the showcase of … Continue reading

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Contributed by MJ Essau, MSc OT Candidate, 2015 Rehabilitation Therapy Student Society President, 2014-2015 Looking back to the last year of the Rehabilitation Therapy Student Society Council, it has been a fun ride full of hard work and new experiences. We have been able to increase the involvement of the council by participating in many events around Queen’s campus. We … Continue reading

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The 2017 Homecoming Brunch & Distinguished Alumni Awards!
Published Thu, October 5, 2017

The School of Rehabilitation Therapy is looking forward to welcoming alumni to campus during Queen’s Homecoming, October 13-15th, 2017. A highlight of the weekend will be the School’s Annual Homecoming Brunch hosted at the Donald Gordon Centre on Saturday, October 14th. The Brunch includes the presentation of the Distinguished Alumni Awards. The School of Rehabilitation Therapy Distinguished Alumni Awards were … Continue reading

50th Anniversary Alumni Profile Project
Published Wed, August 30, 2017

The School of Rehabilitation Therapy is celebrating its 50th Anniversary! In recognition of this special milestone, the School is publishing an online alumni profile project. This series of alumni profiles will feature graduates from all of our programs, paying tribute to the diversity of experience, achievements, and contributions of our alumni community. Dr. Mary Law,  PhD, FCAOT, FCAHS, is one of the … Continue reading

50th Anniversary Alumni Profile Project
Published Tue, August 15, 2017

The School of Rehabilitation Therapy is celebrating its 50th Anniversary! In recognition of this special milestone, the School is publishing an online alumni profile project. This series of alumni profiles will feature graduates from all of our programs, paying tribute to the diversity of experience, achievements, and contributions of our alumni community. Interviewed and reported by Janet Law, PT MSc BScPT … Continue reading

50th Anniversary Alumni Profile Project
Published Tue, June 13, 2017

The School of Rehabilitation Therapy is celebrating its 50th Anniversary! In recognition of this special milestone, the School is publishing an online Alumni Profile Project. This series of alumni profiles will feature graduates from all of our programs, paying tribute to the diversity of experience, achievements, and contributions of our alumni community. Expanding Horizons: Inspiring Advocacy for Disability and Rehabilitation … Continue reading

CAOT Conference 2017
Published Fri, May 26, 2017

As a Gold Sponsor of the School of Rehabilitation Therapy’s 50th Anniversary, the Canadian Association of Occupational Therapists (CAOT) was invited to write a feature piece for the School’s News Blog. We warmly thank CAOT for the contribution of this article, and for their generous support of the School in its 50th year.  **** Each year, CAOT’s Conference brings together … Continue reading