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Janice Duivestein is the Recipient of the 2015 FoM Excellence in Clinical Teaching AwardJune 18, 2015The department is delighted to announce that Janice Duivestein is the recipient of the 2015 Faculty of Medicine Excellence in Clinical Teaching Award! Janice is a Clinical Assistant Professor who has taught in the department for over 15 years, and is known provincially, nationally and internationally for her expertise in the area of dysphagia management […] Read More

Presentation on Mobility, Aging and Built EnvironmentMay 29, 2015 Read More

Congratulations to Kevin Waldorf for receiving the inaugural CAOT FIELDWORK EDUCATOR AWARD OF EXCELLENCEMay 26, 2015Kevin was the successful recipient for the University of British Columbia for 2015. The purpose of the Canadian Association of Occupational Therapists Fieldwork Educator Award of Excellence is to acknowledge the contribution of a practice educator who demonstrates exceptional performance in student practice teaching and in student mentoring in the workplace, and who represents a […] Read More

Hats off to Donna Drynan who recently completed a UBC Certificate on Curriculum and Pedagogy in Higher Education – International Faculty SoTL Leadership ProgramMay 12, 2015The aim of the certificate program is to better prepare educational leaders at UBC with scholarly approaches to teaching, learning and curriculum practices. Faculty members participate in the program to investigate research-informed, evidence-based and strategically-aligned curriculum and pedagogical practices within their disciplinary context (e.g., curriculum renewal and evaluation, peer-review of teaching, learning-centred course design and […] Read More

Alison Gerlach awarded “2014 Best Scholarship Paper” by the Journal of Occupational Science.May 11, 2015Congratulations to Alison Gerlach, MSc (OT), UBC Alumni 2003, who was recently awarded by the Journal of Occupational Science for the best scholarship paper in 2014. If you remember, Alison was also commended in October 2014 for one of the top-read papers in the Canadian Journal of Occupational Therapy. Well done, Alison, for your continued […] Read More

Occupational therapist and postdoctoral fellow Skye Barbic says our current understanding of mental health recovery on Vancouver’s Downtown Eastside is too narrowFebruary 11, 2015To outsiders, it’s often referred to as the poorest postal code in Canada. But to those selling on its streets and walking the halls of its single room occupancy hotels, Vancouver’s Downtown Eastside is home. Over the years, hundreds of agencies and housing sites have sprung up to support residents living in the area — […] Read More

UBC Master of Occupational Therapy graduates embark on the next stage of their professional journeyNovember 27, 2014  This November, graduates of UBC’s Master of Occupational Therapy class have a lot to celebrate. As they crossed the stage, armed with degrees in hand, at this year’s convocation on November 26, they were reminded of all that they’ve accomplished over the course of their student journey here at UBC. And, while they are […] Read More

UBC wins the 2014 gOT Spirit ChallengeNovember 10, 2014UBC’s MOT students once again bask in the glory for winning the gOT Spirit Challenge since their last victory of 2012. Well Done!!! Read More

OSOT Postdoctoral FellowsNovember 4, 2014The Department of Occupational Science and Occupational Therapy is always delighted to welcome postdoctoral fellows to engage in research in the department alongside faculty. The following are OSOT’s current postdocs and their research interests: Dr. Paula Mahon has worked in the BC Children’s Intensive Care Unit for 25 years as both a staff nurse and […] Read More

Well done to Alison Gerlach, MSc (OT), UBC Alumni 2003October 29, 2014The Canadian Journal of Occupational Therapy has recently published a list of top-read articles to celebrate OT month, with accompanying links for free access.  Well done to Alison Gerlach, MSc (OT), UBC Alumni 2003, who is among the celebrated authors of one of these top-read papers.  Her paper titled “A Critical Reflection on the Concept […] Read More