What’s Next

What’s Next

PhD candidate takes a novel approach to rehabilitation for older adult amputees
Dr. Ben Mortenson Profiled

Dr. Ben Mortenson Profiled

Dr. 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, […]

RESEARCH RELAYS

RESEARCH RELAYS

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The risk of morphine for premature babies

The risk of morphine for premature babies

Morphine, 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 […]

OT Lens for Fall 2015 now online

OT Lens for Fall 2015 now online

Dr. Susan Forwell takes over as Department Head, Dr. Thibeault receives honorary degree, support staff update and more… To download a PDF of the OT Lens, Fall 2015 edition, please click here: OT Lens Fall

Q & A with Linh Huynh

Q & A with Linh Huynh

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UBC Grad, Sheila Purves, honored with the 2015 Global Citizenship Award

UBC Grad, Sheila Purves, honored with the 2015 Global Citizenship Award

Sheila 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 […]

It’s Back to School: meet some of the new and returning MOT students

It’s Back to School: meet some of the new and returning MOT students

With 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 […]

Dianna Mah-Jones Receives 2015 BC Outstanding Occupational Therapists Award

Dianna Mah-Jones Receives 2015 BC Outstanding Occupational Therapists Award

The 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 […]