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We offer a broad range of programs and collaborate with other departments to create bespoke research and professional development opportunities. Our Master of Occupational Therapy (MOT) program is our entry-level program for students to train to become occupational therapists. We are an established research-led department, with many of our faculty working as leaders in their […]
January 1, 2024
The application process for the September 2024 intake is open now, and will close on January 15, 2024.
December 1, 2023
Read about the two exciting hands-on sessions that take place in the first year of our MOT program.
September 18, 2023
Interested in becoming an occupational therapist? Find out more about our two-year MOT program at the upcoming Info Night.
September 6, 2023
Applications are now open for the Assistant Professor (Tenure-Track) for MOT at UNBC Campus, Prince George.
July 14, 2023
We are pleased to announce that University of Northern British Columbia (UNBC) in partnership with the University of British Columbia’s (UBC) Faculty of Medicine, invites applications for full-time Assistant Professor.
July 10, 2023
The Master of Occupational Therapy Program’s fully distributed model of learning uses technology that allows instructors and students to interact in real-time at multiple locations.
July 4, 2023
In this interview, Katherine Toy, a first-year MOT student, shares her experience and reflections on the 2022-2023 Health Mentors Program.
June 28, 2023
The Department of OSOT is recruiting for Graduate Teaching Assistants (MOT 2023-2024). Send your CV and cover letter by July 10 to be considered for the role.
June 7, 2023
In a recent interview with Houston Today, Carli Wardop, an MOT student in the Northern cohort, shared her journey, perspectives, and experiences in our MOT program.
April 28, 2023
The Department of OSOT is recruiting an Assistant Professor of Teaching (Tenure Track) based at the UBC Point Grey campus.
April 26, 2023
The UBC Occupational Therapy Student Society’s annual Occupational Therapy Job Fair will be held on May 25th, 2023 from 3:00pm – 5:00pm (PST).
Read on to learn about Dr. Julia Henderson’s background, research, and teaching.
October 24, 2022
Find out more about Katie’s value-based teaching and read the in-depth UBC Today profile of her approach.
Join the MOT program as part of our Fraser Valley cohort, located across from Surrey Memorial Hospital. You will be taught by the same instructors and interact in real-time with the wider program, with clinical skills assistants present in labs at each of the MOT sites to facilitate learning and clinical skills development. We respectfully […]
September 28, 2022
Come along to a free information session and learn how you could become an occupational therapist.
Assistant Professor phone: TBA firstname.lastname@example.org @stephglegg Profile I completed my occupational therapy degree at UBC, and found my calling in pediatrics at Sunny Hill Health Centre at BC Children’s Hospital as a fieldwork student in assistive technology and autism assessment. After a short time working in acute care, I returned to Sunny Hill and spent 18 […]
July 6, 2022
We are refreshing our departmental photography on the OSOT website and in the OSOT quarterly newsletter, and we are holding an afternoon indoor photography shoot. Participants in the main shoot are also offered the opportunity to have outdoor professional headshots taken after the shoot (optional). Key details Date: Wednesday July 13 Time: 12:30pm-2:30pm (optional headshot session […]
June 10, 2022
Read more about our new undergraduate course for UBC students, which starts in September.
May 11, 2022
One of the cornerstones of our MOT program is fieldwork placements, in which students get to practise their clinical skills and build on their clinical reasoning for several weeks at a time under the supervision of our fieldwork educators. Without our clinical faculty, these placements would not be possible, and we are immensely grateful to […]
April 25, 2022
The transition from being a full-time MOT student to working your very first job as an OT may seem daunting to those immersed in placements and classwork: the demands of new roles in OT are different, the learning curve can be steep, and the expectations that we place on ourselves can be overwhelming. We sat […]
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November 24, 2021
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 […]
October 15, 2021
Thinking about becoming an occupational therapist? Our Masters of Occupational Therapy (MOT) program is now open for applications. Here’s some useful links to get started: Read more about the program Check admission requirements Note the key dates, fees and guidance Follow our step-by-step guide to applying The application deadline for the September 2022 intake is […]
Professor phone: 604–714–4107 email@example.com @bcmiller1961 Profile After completing 36 missions as a navigator in the RCAF, my father contracted polio while preparing to return to Canada during the Second World War. He spent the following three years living in the Veteran’s hospital in Vancouver upon return to Canada. Growing up, I had numerous opportunities to observe […]
We look forward to welcoming you to our community as part of the Vancouver cohort. Join us for excellence in educational training and scholarly research. At UBC’s Vancouver campus, you can complete your training while living in one of the most beautiful cities in the world. Our department is located on the third floor of […]
September 17, 2021
Thursday October 7, 5:00-6:00pm We are pleased to be launching a new program in partnership with UNBC. If you are interested in becoming an occupational therapist, and would like to work in Northern, remote or rural areas, the Master of Occupational Therapy – North could be for you. Find out more at this free info […]
Join the Master of Occupational Therapy program as part of the North cohort, located in Prince George. We have a provincially-funded initiative developed in partnership with the University of Northern British Columbia (UNBC), that is designed to support recruitment and retention of occupational therapists in northern and rural areas where there are significant shortages. We […]
Key Information Application Guidance The Master of Occupational Therapy program is highly competitive. There are 56 seats in MOT Vancouver cohort, up to 8 seats in MOT Vancouver’s international cohort, 16 seats in the MOT North cohort (Prince George), and 16 seats in MOT Fraser cohort (Surrey). For any questions or concerns related to admissions […]
Welcome We are OSOT at UBC – the Department of Occupational Science & Occupational Therapy – building a vibrant community of learners, scholars, and practitioners. We are proud to grow each new generation of occupational therapists. Whether you are starting your journey or looking for professional development or further research opportunities, explore our programs. A […]
These requirements relate to the Master of Occupational Therapy and the MOT distributed programs (e.g., MOT North). Please ensure you meet our admission requirements before you start your application.
Our Master of Occupational Therapy (MOT) program is a two-year professional master’s degree program, and the only occupational therapy degree program in British Columbia. Fully accredited by the Canadian Association of Occupational Therapists (CAOT), our graduates are eligible to write the national licensing certification exam upon graduation. The curriculum is based on a combination of […]
The Fieldwork experience should: Fieldwork placements are a key part of our Master of Occupational Therapy (MOT) program and take place in the curriculum alongside academic courses. Photo for Fieldwork Educator area by Georg Arthur Pflueger