Jill Zwicker Wins AgainSeptember 2, 2014The Department of OS&OT is proud to announce that Dr. Jill Zwicker is a recipient of the Michael Smith Foundation for Health Research Scholar Award! This highly competitive award for new investigators provides Jill with 5-years of salary support to launch her program of research in the area of developmental coordination disorder (DCD). Jill’s research […] Read More

First year student receives UBC Affiliated Fellowship AwardJuly 17, 2014The Department of Occupational Science and Occupational Therapy is very proud to acknowledge Stephanie Poje, first year Master of Occupational Therapy student, who received a UBC Affiliated Fellowship Award. The Faculty of Graduate and Postdoctoral Studies offers approximately 50 Affiliated Fellowships each year to meritorious students on the basis of academic excellence and research potential. […] Read More

Award + Award + Award + AwardJune 3, 2014The Department of OS&OT is proud to announce that Bita Imam, PhD candidate in Rehabilitation Sciences, has received 4 prestigious doctoral research awards! Over the past two weeks, Bita has been awarded the Vanier scholarship, the CIHR Doctoral Research Award (ranked 2nd), the inaugural Anne Martin Mathews CIHR-IA Doctoral Recognition Prize in Research on Aging, […] Read More

Doctoral Research ScholarshipJune 3, 2014Hats off to Kristine Theurer, PhD candidate, who has been awarded a doctoral research scholarship through the Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council of Canada (SSHRC)! The Joseph-Armand Bombardier Canada Graduate Scholarship was bestowed on Kristine for her project “Please don’t throw balloons at me: An investigation of social citizenship in long-term care homes.” The […] Read More

Career Development AwardJune 3, 2014The department is pleased to announce that Dr. Jill Zwicker has received the Career Development Award from the Canadian Child Health Clinician Scientist Program! This 4-year salary award will support Jill in growing her program of research on developmental coordination disorder (DCD). DCD is one of the most common motor disorders in children, and significantly […] Read More

More AwardsJune 1, 2014Marjorie Hackett, 1981 Bachelor of Rehabilitation Science graduate of UBC, has received the prestigious Helen P. LeVesconte Award for Volunteerism from the Canadian Association of Occupational Therapists (CAOT). Marjorie was acknowledged for her significant leadership through volunteer efforts at her local facility, provincial association, CAOT and the Canadian Occupational Therapy Foundation (COTF). She donates untold […] Read More

Dr. Harold Speers RobinsonApril 15, 2014Dr. Harold S. Robinson, a key figure in the establishment of the School of Rehabilitation Medicine in 1961 and long-time supporter of the occupational therapy and physical therapy programs, passed away April 3, 2014, aged 95, after a distinguished medical career and rich family life. Dr. Robinson began his medical career with his physician father […] Read More

Twin Alumnae Karen van der Hoop and Karol Elliott plan bequests to benefit Physical Therapy and Occupational Therapy at UBCFebruary 28, 2014Twin sisters Karen van der Hoop and Karol Elliott share more than a birthday. They graduated with Bachelor of Science in Rehabilitation degrees from UBC in 1979, regularly donate to and participate in fundraising initiatives in the OT and PT faculties, and have each decided to leave gifts in their wills to UBC. For more […] Read More

Student Award WinnersFebruary 4, 2014Congratulations to MOT Class of 2013 graduates and award recipients. Well done OTs!   For more information about student awards, visit   Read More

2013 CIHR Competition ResultsFebruary 4, 2014The Department of Occupational Science and Occupational Therapy is proud to announce that two faculty members have been awarded grants from the Canadian Institutes of Health Research (CIHR) through the September 2013 competition.  Congratulations to Dr. Liisa Holsti, Associate Professor, and Dr. Tal Jarus, Professor, for this great achievement. Dr. Holsti’s project titled “Calmer: A […] Read More