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Gael’s Physiotherapy Students Spread Love on Valentine’s Day

The month of February is a time of love and provides an opportunity to tell those in our lives how much they mean to us. The month of February also includes several important days of recognition: International Day of Zero Tolerance for Female Genital Mutilation on February 6, International Day of Women and Girls in Science on February 11, World day of Social Justice on February 20, and International Mother Language Day on February 21[1].

QEII Scholars Blog Series – “Surviving polio in Nigeria”

This article was contributed by Surajo Sulaiman, a doctoral student in the Rehabilitation Science program. Surajo is a physiotherapist by training and throughout his career has worked as a clinician, primarily with persons with physical disabilities in Nigeria. Through his research, Surajo hopes to improve the quality of life of polio-survivors and other persons with disabilities in Nigeria.

QEII Scholars Blog Series – “Learning about the needs of families with a child with a disability in Bangladesh”

This article was contributed Reshma Parvin Nuri, a master’s student in the Rehabilitation Science program. Reshma is a physiotherapist by training and throughout her career has worked with persons with disabilities in Bangladesh. Through her work, Reshma hopes to improve quality of life for persons with disabilities.

QEII Scholars Blog Series – “Empowering persons with disabilities in Ghana”

Marking the second in our five-part series is a piece contributed by Ebenezer Dassah. Ebenezer, who is pursuing a doctoral degree in Rehabilitation Science, is focusing on the lived experiences of people with physical disabilities in accessing and utilizing healthcare services in rural Ghana.

“Empowering persons with disabilities in Ghana”

The Power of a Smile: How Queen’s prepared me for a Role at Dzherelo Children’s Rehabilitation Center

-By Natalie Langstaff

In March 2016, I was selected to work at the Dzherelo Children’s Rehabilitation Center as a Canadian Physiotherapy Consultant in Lviv, Ukraine. This six week opportunity was developed and funded by the Children of Chernobyl Canada Fund (CCCF). The clinical reasoning and hands on training that I gained while completing my Master’s of Science in Physical Therapy at Queen’s University prepared me for this amazing experience!

QEII Scholars Blog Series – “A Brighter Future for Children with Disabilities in Ghana”

Marking the third in this series is a piece contributed by Christiana Okyere.Christiana is a doctoral student at the School of Rehabilitation Therapy, focusing on international rehabilitation and community development.  Prior to Queen’s, she worked with youth from disadvantaged backgrounds and children with intellectual and developmental disabilities in Ghana.

“A Brighter Future for Children with Disabilities in Ghana”

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