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Launching the Academic Year

Dr. Marcia Finlayson
Vice Dean – Health Sciences
Director – School of Rehabilitation Therapy

Is it really almost February?

Is it really almost February? What happened to January? When I look back on the month, I realize now that I had a whole series of flow experiences during which I used my knowledge and skills to their full capacity, became totally engaged and fully invested in what I was doing, and ultimately lost track of time[1]. Flow is a construct described by psychologist Csikszentmihalyi. It occurs when one is so entirely immersed in an experience or activity that sense of time is lost.

Looking Forward To Accepting Our First Students In The New Doctor of Science In Rehabilitation And Health Leadership

Through the spring and fall of 2017, the School of Rehabilitation Therapy received all of the necessary approvals from Queen’s Senate, Ontario Universities Council on Quality Assurance, and the Ministry of Advanced Education and Skills Development to launch a new innovative doctoral-level program. The Doctor of Science in Rehabilitation and Health Leadership (DSc RHL) is the first of its kind at Queen’s University. Our first cohort of students will begin their studies on May 1st, 2018.

Remembering Malcolm Peat

Over this past weekend, family, friends and colleagues gathered at the Queen’s University Club to celebrate the life of Dr. Malcolm Peat, the former Director of the Queen’s University School of Rehabilitation Therapy and founder of the International Centre for the Advancement of Community Based Rehabilitation (ICACBR).  Malcolm died suddenly on January 17th while on vacation in Italy.  He would have thoroughly enjoyed the event on Saturday as it brought together people from many dimensions of his life.

New Partnership to Develop Transformational Leaders in Ethiopia

One of the strategic priorities of the School of Rehabilitation Therapy is to make meaningful contributions to the work of our collaborators locally, nationally and internationally.  Today we are very pleased to announce that we have made a major step towards meeting this goal through a 10 year, USD$24.2 million partnership with Ethiopia’s University of Gondar and The MasterCard Foundation’s Scholars Program.

Successes in 2016 set a high bar for 2017!

Happy New Year!  As we embark on 2017, one of my new year’s resolutions is to be courageous in setting bold goals for the progress of the School of Rehabilitation Therapy in collaboration with faculty, staff, students and other stakeholders.  This work must build on our previous successes and address key areas that will support people and programs to move forward.  An important first step is to acknowledge what we accomplished in 2016 so that our goals go beyond what we have already achieved.  For this first blog of 2017, I wanted to highlight just a few of the School’s successes from 2016.

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