The Department of Occupational Science & Occupational Therapy is committed to creating a professional community that provides the best possible education for occupational therapists and scholars in the field. Our research improves the health and well-being of individuals and society with a unique focus on the occupations of daily life. Welcome to this web-representation of our community: explore, engage, and connect with us.

Dr. Harold Speers Robinson

Dr. Harold S. Robinson, a key figure in the establishment of the School of Rehabilitation Medicine in 1961 and long-time supporter of the occupational therapy and physical therapy programs, passed away April 3, 2014, aged 95, after a distinguished medical career and rich family life. Dr. Robinson began his medical career with his physician father […]
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Twin Alumnae Karen van der Hoop and Karol Elliott plan bequests to benefit Physical Therapy and Occupational Therapy at UBC

Twin sisters Karen van der Hoop and Karol Elliott share more than a birthday. They graduated with Bachelor of Science in Rehabilitation degrees from UBC in 1979, regularly donate to and participate in fundraising initiatives in the OT and PT faculties, and have each decided to leave gifts in their wills to UBC. For more […]
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RESEARCH RELAYS for Rehabilitation Practice

Please join us for these FREE webinars where graduates from the MRSc Program present their major project research. Click here for more information and to register.  
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Student Award Winners

Congratulations to MOT Class of 2013 graduates and award recipients. Well done OTs!   For more information about student awards, visit  
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2013 CIHR Competition Results

The Department of Occupational Science and Occupational Therapy is proud to announce that two faculty members have been awarded grants from the Canadian Institutes of Health Research (CIHR) through the September 2013 competition.  Congratulations to Dr. Liisa Holsti, Associate Professor, and Dr. Tal Jarus, Professor, for this great achievement. Dr. Holsti’s project titled “Calmer: A […]
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Class of 2014 Student to Speak at Health Talks

The UBC Department of Occupational Science and Occupational Therapy congratulates Sarah Chapdelaine, 2nd year Master of Occupational Therapy student, who has won the Health Talks Student Contest! This contest was open to all students in British Columbia, and asked applicants to express their hope(s) for health care, either through essay, a video, or a mixed […]
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