We are proud to announce that, Dr. Tal Jarus and Mr. Michael Lee, from the Department of Occupational Science and Occupational Therapy, are recipients of the 2011 International Research Collaboration Workshop Grant from UBC’s Office of the Vice President Research & International.
The VPRI office, through this initiative, supports the development of workshops that will foster significant research collaborations with groups at leading research institutions outside of North America. The program’s objectives are to: 1) Be a catalyst for international research collaborations in areas of mutual excellence; 2) Lead to the development of joint research proposals with research institutions outside of North America; and 3) Strengthen or develop long-term partnerships and advance formal institutional research agreements.
Dr. Jarus and Mr. Lee will be hosting a three day collaborative, international, and interprofessional workshop entitled, “Understanding the in and out of university transition process for students with disabilities in health and human service professions” at UBC in early 2012. The workshop will include researchers, professionals and students, with expertise in the topic of disability and higher education, from 5 participating countries (Canada, Israel Ireland, Norway, and Sweden) and will examine current legislation, policy, practice and perspectives from several different health and human service professions including Education, Law, Medicine, Nursing, Occupational Therapy, Physical Therapy, Social Work, and Speech and Language Pathology.
With the announcement of success of the application, the VPRI office stated, that “we are delighted to be support an international workshop of such high caliber, and we wish you success with your international workshop as you build new collaborations and partnerships.” We at OS&OT are delighted too – congrats, you two, on the achievement!