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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

Dr. Ben Mortenson ProfiledMarch 29, 2016Dr. Ben Mortenson’s CIHR-funded mobility scooter training study was recently profiled by the Vancouver Coastal Health Research Institute, as well as in the Vancouver edition of 24 Hours. Although the numbers of mobility scooters are increasing with Canada’s aging population, the training that is provided for users of these devices is limited, and accidents, falls, […] Read More

The risk of morphine for premature babiesJanuary 29, 2016Morphine, a drug commonly used to help premature babies get through painful procedures, is associated with physical and cognitive impairments and shrinkage of the cerebellum, according to research by UBC and the University of Toronto. The problem is, the alternatives — either another drug like fentanyl, or not providing any pain relief medication — may pose […] Read More

Q & A with Linh HuynhDecember 7, 2015click here… Read More

UBC Grad, Sheila Purves, honored with the 2015 Global Citizenship AwardSeptember 23, 2015Sheila Purves, BSR ’79 will receive one of the awards celebrating UBC’s Best. She was selected for the Global Citizenship Award for her work over the past three decades promoting modern medical rehabilitation and community based approaches to the healthcare system in China. After graduation from the UBC program she was licensed as both an […] Read More

It’s Back to School: meet some of the new and returning MOT studentsAugust 27, 2015With the 2015/2016 academic year fast approaching, we sat down with some of this year’s new and returning MOT students to find out what attracted them to the program, and what excites them about the year ahead.   Catharine Eckersley – Class of 2016 Hometown: Chilliwack, B.C. What sparked your interest in pursuing a Master […] Read More

Dianna Mah-Jones Receives 2015 BC Outstanding Occupational Therapists AwardAugust 27, 2015The Department is delighted to announce that Dianna Mah-Jones, Clinical Associate Professor, has been awarded the 2015 BC Outstanding Occupational Therapist award by the CAOT. This award recognizes a member who has made an outstanding contribution to the profession throughout his or her career, and we could not be more proud of Dianna’s recognition. To […] Read More

Tracy Henderson Wins 2 Prestigious University Service AwardsAugust 19, 2015Tracy Henderson, Curriculum Coordinator extraordinaire, has been honoured with two prestigious university service awards, the 2015 Faculty of Medicine Applegarth Award, and the UBC-wide President’s Award for Staff. These accolades are in recognition for Tracy’s 8 years of outstanding service for the department. As a part of the OS&OT team, she has often gone above […] Read More

UBC Master of Occupational Therapy students showcase their research at annual Capstone ConferenceAugust 19, 2015Can motor outcomes be predicted early in life? Could Nintendo Wii be used to enhance walking capabilities in adults who have lower limb amputation? Does community gardening have a role to play in improving the wellbeing of individuals with severe mental illness? These were just some of the questions posed — and explored — at […] Read More