Fall 2017 NewsletterOctober 25, 2017 Read More

In Memoriam: Dianna Mah-JonesOctober 16, 2017We were deeply saddened to learn of the untimely tragic death of Dianna Mah-Jones, a dedicated, highly-respected and caring occupational therapist at G.F. Strong Rehabilitation Centre at Vancouver Coastal Health (VCH) for more than 35 years. She was well-known across the region, province and nationally in the field of occupational therapy for her contribution to […] Read More

Latest Department Newsletter Out NowJune 6, 2017The Spring 2017 issue of our Department Newsletter, OT Lens, is now available. It contains details about: – an upcoming two-day professional development workshop – award-winning research and activities by our faculty and students – recent interviews and dissemination activities – the latest from the Rehabilitation Sciences Online Programs Read More

Health Innovation for AllMay 31, 2017 Read More

Laura Bulk wins 3M National Student FellowshipMay 3, 2017Congratulations to PhD student Laura Bulk (MOT 2014), who has won a 3M National Student Fellowship from the Society for Teaching and Learning in Higher Education (STLHE). Laura is one of ten Canadian scholars to have received this fellowship, in recognition of her strong leadership on campus and in the community, and the integration of […] Read More

MSc Student Kamaldeep Gill Wins CIHR Canada Graduate Scholarship – Masters AwardApril 24, 2017Congratulations to Kamaldeep Gill, who has won a Canadian Institutes of Health Research Canada Graduate Scholarship at the Masters level. Kamaldeep, who is supervised by Dr. Jill Zwicker, is studying the brain networks and pathways that underly motor difficulties in children with both Developmental Coordination Disorder and Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder. Read more about her […] Read More

Professor Catherine Backman receives University of Southampton Diamond Jubilee International Visiting FellowshipApril 12, 2017Just announced: UBC Department of Occupational Science and Occupational Therapy Professor Catherine Backman has received a University of Southampton Diamond Jubilee International Visiting Fellowship. The Diamond Jubilee International Visiting Fellowship was established to celebrate the University of Southampton’s 60 years as a royal chartered university. This fellowship promotes high caliber academic collaboration, contributing to advances […] Read More

UBC study suggests mental health workers spend more time listeningApril 10, 2017 Read More

UPDATE: Workshop cancelledApril 4, 2017Regrettably, this workshop is cancelled. Thank you for your interested in this Continuing Professional Development opportunity. If you have any questions, please contact or     Read More

Ben Mortenson on CBC RadioMarch 2, 2017Ben Mortenson was featured on CBC Radio Vancouver’s “Early Edition” to discuss the results of his study investigating the online dating profiles of older adults. Ben’s work with Drs. Laura Hurd Clark and Mineko Wada is helping to change what we think of as “successful ageing.” Listen to Ben debunk ageist assumptions with Rick Cluff. Read More