The first World Occupational Science Conference will be in Vancouver

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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.

Call for Abstracts

A call for abstracts on the topic of “Occupation and Society: Global to Local Perspectives for the Future” is open until Monday, December 6.
Find out more about how to submit and please share with friends, peers and colleagues.

Featured Speakers

Portrait of Dr. Lilian Magalhaes

Keynote: Lilian Magalhães

Dr. Magalhães has worked for over 40 years as an academic in Brazil and Canada. Her research interests focus on occupational rights of vulnerable and racialized populations, with emphasis on occupational justice, intersectionality and feminism.

Her scholarship has turned critical attention to exposing the pervasiveness of the colonial legacy, proposing innovative perspectives for transformational knowledge within occupational science and occupational therapy.

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Profile portrait of Dr. Sridhar Venkatapuram

Keynote: Sridhar Venkatapuram

Dr. Sridhar Venkatapuram is an academic-practitioner in global and public health ethics and justice.

He is known for helping establish the area of ‘health justice’ philosophy, for engaging with and advising public/global health practitioners, and for amplifying ethical reasoning in public/global health education, research, and practice.

Since early 2020, he has been actively serving in a variety of ethics advisory roles at the local and international levels including the WHO COVID Guideline Development Group. 

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