Brodie Sakakibara wins CAG award

Brodie Sakakibara won the poster presentation award at the recent Canadian Association of Gerontology’s 42nd annual education and scientific meeting (Oct. 18-19) in Halifax. The poster titled “The influence of self-efficacy with using a wheelchair on life-space mobility in older, community-dwelling manual wheelchair-users” presented research Dr Sakakibara conducted with Dr. Bill Miller. His research investigated […]

Paula Mahon wins Pain in Child Health Award

We congratulate Paula Mahon, who has been awarded PICH’s Post-Doctoral stipend of $11,000 effective September 1, 2013 as supplementary funding to assist in her continuing studies in the field. Under the sponsorship of the Canadian Institutes of Health Research (CIHR), leading research centres in the area of pediatric pain have joined to provide a training […]

2012 Annual Report Online

2012 Annual Report Online

We are pleased to announce the release of the Department of Occupational Science & Occupational Therapy’s Annual Report for 2012, a retrospective.  Please take a look! 2012 Annual Report

Be Happy Appeal

  UBC Research shows that giving makes us happy! Read about our Occupational Science research on the topic of happiness here.

Dr. Liisa Holsti Promoted to Associate Professor

Congratulations to Dr. Liisa Holsti, Associate Professor in the Department of Occupational Science and Occupational Therapy, as of July 1, 2013.

Two New Assistant Professors to Start July 1, 2013

Outstanding occupational therapy scholars Dr. Jill Zwicker and Dr. Ben Mortenson join the Department this summer, bringing expertise in pediatrics and aging, respectively. Announcement for Dr. Jill Zwicker Assistant Professor Announcement for Dr. Ben Mortenson Assistant Professor   Photo credit: Martin Dee

Michael Lee in Education Matters

Michael Lee in Education Matters

To read Michael Lee’s article in Education Matters, click here and turn to page 8.

Occupational Therapist: a Top Ten Job!

Occupational Therapy and other health professions share the #9 spot in a list of the hottest jobs in Canada. http://www.canadianliving.com/life/work/canadas_10_hottest_job_industries_finance_construction_nursing_pharmacy_and_more_2.php Among the top ten high-demand health care jobs, OT ranks #9.    http://www.universities-colleges-schools.com/top-ten-healthcare-jobs-in-canada-by-demand  

Donna Drynan, Tal Jarus and Michael Lee receive TLEF Grants

TLEF Awards for OT Faculty

  Donna Drynan, Tal Jarus and Michael Lee receive TLEF Grants Congratulations to Donna Drynan, Tal Jarus and Mike Lee, who recently learned that their TLEF projects were funded!  Donna Drynan’s project, titled “Bridging the gap between theory and practice: Implementation of T-RES for occupational therapy fieldwork placements,” will design, pilot and evaluate a web-based […]

MOT in The Province

Hold the Presses! We are proud to note that MOT Class of 2013 student Chantelle Cavazzon’s letter to the editor assignment was submitted and published in the Province Feb 10th.  You can read Chantelle’s thoughts on concussion diagnoses here: www.theprovince.com/news/lots+learn+about+concussions/7944593/story.html