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Laura Bulk wins 3M National Student FellowshipMay 3, 2017Congratulations to PhD student Laura Bulk (MOT 2014), who has won a 3M National Student Fellowship from the Society for Teaching and Learning in Higher Education (STLHE). Laura is one of ten Canadian scholars to have received this fellowship, in recognition of her strong leadership on campus and in the community, and the integration of […] Read More

MSc Student Kamaldeep Gill Wins CIHR Canada Graduate Scholarship – Masters AwardApril 24, 2017Congratulations to Kamaldeep Gill, who has won a Canadian Institutes of Health Research Canada Graduate Scholarship at the Masters level. Kamaldeep, who is supervised by Dr. Jill Zwicker, is studying the brain networks and pathways that underly motor difficulties in children with both Developmental Coordination Disorder and Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder. Read more about her […] Read More

Professor Catherine Backman receives University of Southampton Diamond Jubilee International Visiting FellowshipApril 12, 2017Just announced: UBC Department of Occupational Science and Occupational Therapy Professor Catherine Backman has received a University of Southampton Diamond Jubilee International Visiting Fellowship. The Diamond Jubilee International Visiting Fellowship was established to celebrate the University of Southampton’s 60 years as a royal chartered university. This fellowship promotes high caliber academic collaboration, contributing to advances […] Read More

UBC study suggests mental health workers spend more time listeningApril 10, 2017 Read More

Registration Now OpenApril 4, 2017Course Description This workshop presents an eco-social perspective to guide intervention and research. The creation of healthy, inclusive, and sustainable communities requires in-depth understanding of contemporary social challenges such as ecological and economic crises, long-term unemployment, poverty, and forced displacement. Vivid international examples of project development are offered and participants encouraged to apply knowledge gained […] Read More

Ben Mortenson on CBC RadioMarch 2, 2017Ben Mortenson was featured on CBC Radio Vancouver’s “Early Edition” to discuss the results of his study investigating the online dating profiles of older adults. Ben’s work with Drs. Laura Hurd Clark and Mineko Wada is helping to change what we think of as “successful ageing.” Listen to Ben debunk ageist assumptions with Rick Cluff. Read More

Congratulations to Stephanie GleggDecember 20, 2016Congratulations to Stephanie Glegg (BScOT, 2004), who recently received the Canadian Child Health Clinician Scientist Program (CCHCSP)’s Career Enhancement Award in support of her PhD research. Glegg’s project, titled “Using Social Network Analysis to Advance Knowledge Translation in Pediatric Rehabilitation,” draws on her training in the UBC Occupational Therapy program, as well as her ten […] Read More

OT Lens – Winter 2016December 6, 2016Please see our Winter 2016 Newsletter here. Read More

Volunteer “Patients” needed for Occupational Therapy practical exams!September 20, 2016Want to be an OT? Thinking about applying to the MOT program? This opportunity will assist you to learn more about the MOT program and ask questions about applying to the MOT program directly to OT faculty & instructors! Come build your volunteer work resume with us!   Volunteers are needed to act as a […] Read More

Match CampaignJune 7, 2016The results are in: Alumni and faculty join forces in record-breaking match campaign Between June and January 2016, the UBC Department of Occupational Science and Occupational Therapy (OSOT) set a new record for generous contributions to the Department’s initiatives. With support from the majority of its 12 exceptional faculty members, this year’s campaign philanthropy exceeded […] Read More