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Thirty years of the Rehabilitation Science graduate program

Contributed by: Dr. Kathleen Norman, Associate Director (Research & Post-Professional Programs)

Rehabilitation Science PhD Student Receives CIHR Doctoral Research Award

On April 17th, 2018, Kyle Vader, incoming PhD student in the Rehabilitation Science Program, was awarded a Frederick Banting and Charles Best Canada Graduate Scholarship through the Canadian Institutes of Health Research (CIHR). CIHR Doctoral Research Awards are valued at $105 000 over three years and include a $30,000 trainee stipend and $5,000 research allowance per annum.

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.

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.

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.

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