Cale Wadden’s (OT Grad, Oct 2009) inspiration to partake in the MS Bike Tour came from one of his wheelchair-bound clients living with multiple sclerosis. Read more here...
Fond memories - May, 2010 This weekend, over 500 occupational therapists gathered in Halifax to take part in the Canadian Association for Occupational Therapy (CAOT) conference.
It is the fourth time that the national association has held an OT conference in the city, and it is particularly significant this year with the imminent retirement of Dr. Elizabeth Townsend, current Director of the School of Occupational Therapy at Dalhousie and one of the founding faculty members of the school.Please read the very positive news release on Dalhousie news website at the following link:http://dalnews.dal.ca/2010/05/31/townsend.html
Our newest MSc(OT-Post-Professional) graduands include: Aneta Chacala (Dublin, Ireland), Amy Leung (La Ronge, SK), Danielle Michel (Kingston, ON), Angela Petty (Red Deer, AB), Slavko Sapeta (Waterloo, ON), Michelle Shmyr (St. Albert, AB), Michael Steeves (Dartmouth, NS), Linna Tam (Oshawa, ON), Heather Thompson (Dartmouth, NS), and Kevin Wong (Prince Rupert, BC). Congratulations are also extended to Jeanne Ju (Halifax, NS) and Tabitha Knowles (Clifton, NB) who received their MSc(OT) degrees at the May 31, 2010 Convocation ceremonies. We were pleased to have the opportunity to see Jeanne, Tabitha, Michael, Linna and Kevin cross the stage to receive their degrees!
*Our Thanks to a Generous Occupational Therapy PhD Scholarship Donor!*
Occupational therapists who pursue a PhD through the School of Occupational Therapy at Dalhousie University just received a vote of support from one of our professions' strongest advocates, John Eldon Green! John Eldon has donated $1000 and pledged additional funds in coming years to help build the PhD Scholarship Fund, established two years ago on the 25th Anniversary of the School's opening. John Eldon Green is preparing to publish his 2nd book in retirement following an innovative career that included 10 years as Deputy Minister of Social Services on Prince Edward Island. As Deputy Minister, he joined the professional association on PEI in launching Canada's first community-based Occupational Therapy Program in a Social Services setting. The importance of this initiative was highlighted by the Department of National Health & Welfare when it committed to a 2-year funding agreement for the project. As a result, PEI now has more occupational therapists in its community services system on a per capita basis than any other province.
On presenting his cheque to Dr. Liz Townsend, Director of the School, his continuing advocacy for occupational therapists was evident: "I hope that my donation will encourage others, and remind occupational therapy professionals of the critical roles they can play in social service settings. I'm thinking especially of the overwhelming numbers on welfare who have a disability and other chronic deficits, and single mothers with special barriers to work."
*THANKS to John Eldon Green from all of us at the School!*
22nd Annual Kids' Day - September 27, 2009
Congratulations to Dr. Gail Whiteford on her new appointment as the Pro Vice-Chancellor (Social Inclusion) at MacQuarie University in Sydney, Australia, starting January 2009. Dr. Whiteford continues to hold an Adjunct Professor appointment with the School of Occupational Therapy. Please read the very positive media release on her appointment at the following link: http://www.pr.mq.edu.au/events/index.asp?ItemID=3564
The School of Occupational Therapy hosted an international conference....read more here
Run for the Cure - October 5, 2008
21st Annual Kids’ Day - September 27, 2008
Welcome Back Awards - Fall 2008
On November 29th, 2008 Dalhousie’s health professions students came together for the annual “For the Health of It” (FTHOI) fundraiser...read more here
School receives 7 year accreditation Many thanks to all who contributed to our success in being awarded the maximum 7-year accreditation from the Canadian Association of Occupational Therapists for our new entry level MSc(OT) program.