The School of Rehabilitation Therapy is looking forward to welcoming alumni to campus during Queen’s Homecoming, October 14-16th, 2016. A highlight of the weekend will be the School’s 4th Annual Homecoming Brunch hosted at the Donald Gordon Centre on Saturday, October 15th. The Brunch includes the presentation of the Distinguished Alumni Awards.
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.
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”
-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 at Queen’s University prepared me for this amazing experience!
From April until August 2016 the School of Rehabilitation Therapy is hosting a visiting scholar from Scotland, Dr. Michael Roy. Dr. Roy joins us from the Yunus Centre for Social Business and Health at Glasgow Caledonian University, Scotland, where he holds the post of Senior Lecturer in Social Business. The Yunus Centre is named after the Nobel Peace Prize holder, Professor Muhammad Yunus, the microfinance pioneer, and founder of Grameen Bank, who is also the Chancellor of Glasgow Caledonian University.