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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 […]

OT Lens for Summer 2015 now online

OT Lens for Summer 2015 now online

Seeds of change, Capstone 2015, 10 anniversary of UBC’s MRSc program, new faculty, and awards all around… To download a PDF of the OT Lens, Summer 2015 edition, please click here: OT Lens Summer

Tracy Henderson Wins 2 Prestigious University Service Awards

Tracy Henderson Wins 2 Prestigious University Service Awards

Tracy 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 […]

UBC Master of Occupational Therapy students showcase their research at annual Capstone Conference

UBC Master of Occupational Therapy students showcase their research at annual Capstone Conference

Can 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 […]