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50th Anniversary Alumni Profile Project

The School of Rehabilitation Therapy is celebrating its 50th Anniversary! In recognition of this special milestone, the School is publishing an online Alumni Profile Project. This series of alumni profiles will feature graduates from all of our programs, paying tribute to the diversity of experience, achievements, and contributions of our alumni community.

 

Expanding Horizons:
Inspiring Advocacy for Disability and Rehabilitation at Home and Around the Globe

CAOT Conference 2017

As a Gold Sponsor of the School of Rehabilitation Therapy’s 50th Anniversary, the Canadian Association of Occupational Therapists (CAOT) was invited to write a feature piece for the School’s News Blog. We warmly thank CAOT for the contribution of this article, and for their generous support of the School in its 50th year. 

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.

Remembering Malcolm Peat

Over this past weekend, family, friends and colleagues gathered at the Queen’s University Club to celebrate the life of Dr. Malcolm Peat, the former Director of the Queen’s University School of Rehabilitation Therapy and founder of the International Centre for the Advancement of Community Based Rehabilitation (ICACBR).  Malcolm died suddenly on January 17th while on vacation in Italy.  He would have thoroughly enjoyed the event on Saturday as it brought together people from many dimensions of his life.

New Partnership to Develop Transformational Leaders in Ethiopia

One of the strategic priorities of the School of Rehabilitation Therapy is to make meaningful contributions to the work of our collaborators locally, nationally and internationally.  Today we are very pleased to announce that we have made a major step towards meeting this goal through a 10 year, USD$24.2 million partnership with Ethiopia’s University of Gondar and The MasterCard Foundation’s Scholars Program.

Successes in 2016 set a high bar for 2017!

Happy New Year!  As we embark on 2017, one of my new year’s resolutions is to be courageous in setting bold goals for the progress of the School of Rehabilitation Therapy in collaboration with faculty, staff, students and other stakeholders.  This work must build on our previous successes and address key areas that will support people and programs to move forward.  An important first step is to acknowledge what we accomplished in 2016 so that our goals go beyond what we have already achieved.  For this first blog of 2017, I wanted to highlight just a few of the School’s successes from 2016.

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