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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.

50th Anniversary Celebrations!

This fall, the School of Rehabilitation Therapy is launching the celebration of its 50th Anniversary year!

The 2016 Homecoming Brunch & Distinguished Alumni Awards!

The School of Rehabilitation Therapy is looking forward to welcoming alumni to campus during Queen’s Homecoming, October 14-16th, 2016. A highlight of the weekend will be the School’s 4th Annual Homecoming Brunch hosted at the Donald Gordon Centre on Saturday, October 15th. The Brunch includes the presentation of the Distinguished Alumni Awards.

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.

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