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Three members of faculty receive CFI grants

Three members of our research faculty, Drs. Brodie Sakakibara, Julia Schmidt, and Jill Zwicker, have been awarded infrastructural John R. Evans Leaders Fund (JELF) grants from the Canadian Foundation for Innovation (CFI) to advance their research. Dr. Brodie Sakakibara’s grant, titled “The Stroke Management and eHealth Innovation Laboratory,” helped Dr. Sakakibara establish the Stroke Management […]

Congratulations to all our Graduates

On November 26, our graduating students officially received their degrees at UBC’s Fall 2021 Congregation. We extend a heart-felt congratulation to our graduates this year for their remarkable achievements. It is our pleasure to recognize: Our gifted Master of Occupational Therapy graduates Our exceptional MRSc graduates Our phenomenal PhD graduates We wish you the best […]

Clinical Assistant Professor Sarabjeet Charchun discusses her journey as an OT

If you graduated from our program in 2006 or later, you may not know that our Master of Occupational Therapy (MOT) program was formerly known as the BSc (OT). Sarabjeet Charchun, now a Clinical Assistant Professor with our department, is an alumna of our BSc (OT) program, and she recently sat down with UBC’s Faculty […]

MOT graduate Michele Garceau profiled by FoM

Master of Occupational Therapy (MOT) graduate Michele Garceau was recently featured in a story by UBC’s Faculty of Medicine about her time in the program and her life as a recent graduate. In her interview, Michele discusses what first drew her to occupational therapy as a vocation, what advice she would give to students entering […]

Catherine Backman wins the Association of Rheumatology Professionals (ARP) 2021 Lifetime Achievement Award

Catherine Backman has been awarded The Association of Rheumatology Professionals’ (ARP’s) 2021 Lifetime Achievement Award, one of the ARP’s highest honours. This award was bestowed in recognition of Catherine’s outstanding contributions to the field of rheumatology, in particular her advocacy, service, and patient-centred research in arthritis. ARP President Christine Stamatos was full of praise for […]

Dr. Jill Zwicker receives Canada Research Chair

[Reposted from June 29, 2021] We are excited to announce that OSOT Associate Professor Dr. Jill Zwicker has been awarded a Tier 2 Canada Research Chair (CRC) in Pediatric Brain Development and Rehabilitation for her research in developmental coordinator disorder (DCD). This award will advance Dr. Zwicker’s research in developmental coordinator disorder (DCD), an underdiagnosed […]

Michael Lee awarded the 2021 Killam Teaching Prize

The Killam Teaching Prize is awarded annually to faculty nominated by students, colleagues and alumni in recognition of excellence in teaching. This April, Michael received the 2021 Killam Teaching Prize. He joins several other faculty members in receiving this honour, and notably during the pandemic. Michael is well-regarded by students, clinicians, educators, and scholars for […]

First year for our MOT-North program in Prince George

Applications are now open for our Master of Occupational Therapy (MOT) program. In addition to the program being taught, as usual, at UBC’s Point Grey Vancouver campus, we are also launching the new northern program at UNBC in Prince George. Students in both the MOT-Vancouver and MOT-North programs will be taught by the same instructors […]

The first World Occupational Science Conference will be in Vancouver

We are pleased to have partnered with the International Society for Occupational Science to host the inaugural World Occupational Science Conference (WOSC). Taking place August 18-20, 2022 at the Sheraton Vancouver Wall Centre, a number of keynote and featured speakers have already been announced. Registration to attend will open in the new year. Featured Speakers Keynote: Lilian […]