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Dr. Michael Roy – Visiting Scholar in the Field of Social Enterprise

From April until August 2016 the School of Rehabilitation Therapy is hosting a visiting scholar from Scotland, Dr. Michael Roy. Dr. Roy joins us from the Yunus Centre for Social Business and Health at Glasgow Caledonian University, Scotland, where he holds the post of Senior Lecturer in Social Business. The Yunus Centre is named after the Nobel Peace Prize holder, Professor Muhammad Yunus, the microfinance pioneer, and founder of Grameen Bank, who is also the Chancellor of Glasgow Caledonian University.

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”

Queen’s SRT Visits Japan’s Niigata University of Health and Welfare!

In 2015, Queen’s School of Rehabilitation Therapy (SRT) and Japan’s Niigata University of Health and Welfare (NUHW) formalized a relationship in order to foster cultural and academic exchange and research collaboration between the two institutions.  As part of this relationship SRT Assistant Professor of Occupational Therapy, Dr. Setareh Ghahari, and three occupational therapy students recently traveled to Japan to visit NUHW.

QEII Scholars Blog Series – “A Ray of Hope”

In March 2015, Queen’s School of Rehabilitation Therapy was pleased to announce that it would be a host for Queen Elizabeth II (QEII) Diamond Jubilee Scholarships in International Community Based Rehabilitation (CBR). The unique QEII program runs from 2015-2018.  Students selected for this prestigious scholarship are named “Queen Elizabeth Scholars.”

SRT’s Dr. Nandini Deshpande spends sabbatical at NASA and the National Institutes of Health

From July 2015 through June 2016, Dr. Nandini Deshpande, Associate Professor at the School of Rehabilitation Therapy, is spending a sabbatical year as a visiting scholar at two of the world’s most prestigious research institutions, participating in their exciting and cutting-edge research endeavors.

The 2015 Homecoming Brunch & Distinguished Alumni Awards!

The School of Rehabilitation Therapy is looking forward to welcoming alumni to campus during Queen’s Homecoming, October 23rd-25th, 2015. A highlight of the weekend will be the School’s 3rd Annual Homecoming Brunch hosted at the Donald Gordon Centre on Saturday, October 24th. The Brunch includes the presentation of the Distinguished Alumni Awards.

Aiken joins College of New Scholars

By Chris Armes, Communications Officer

Alice Aiken (School of Rehabilitation Therapy) has been elected to the Royal Society of Canada (RSC) College of New Scholars, Artists and Scientists for her research on health services and policies related to Canadian military personnel, veterans and their families.

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A Busy Summer and an Exciting Autumn Ahead!

As the days shorten and the air becomes crisp, autumn brings with it fresh beginnings and an end to a busy summer for the School of Rehabilitation Therapy. During the summer months we welcomed new faculty, prepared for the upcoming academic year, launched new programs, and laid the groundwork for some exciting initiatives!

Multi-disciplinary group of Queen’s faculty launch Aging and Health programs

Just in time for Seniors’ Month in Ontario, Queen’s University received notice that its proposed programs in Aging and Health had been approved by the Ontario Universities Council on Quality Assurance.  These new, executive-style programs – a Graduate Diploma (GDip), a Master of Science (MSc), and a PhD – will be housed in the School of Rehabilitation Therapy and delivered by a multi-disciplinary group of faculty with backgrounds in occupational therapy, physical therapy, nursing, theology, urban planning, geography, family medicin

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