News & Events

  • Who is U of T’s Smartest PT?

    Posted on January 16, 2017 in News & Events

    By: 1st Year PT student Shavaiz Malik What does it take to be the smartest physiotherapy student at U of T? Last Thursday, students and faculty gathered at 500 University Avenue to find out at the Second Annual Smartest PT Competition. A total of 6 teams battled for the coveted title. Each team consisted of a […]

  • Applications for the Acting Academic Coordinator of Clinical Education position due January 20, 2017

    Posted on January 13, 2017 in Important Dates

      CAREER OPPORTUNITY  The Department of Physical Therapy invites applications for the Acting Academic Coordinator of Clinical Education.  The appointment term is from July 1, 2017 to June 30, 2018.  Salary will be based on qualifications and experience.   Essential criteria: Holds post-professional master’s degree in physical therapy, education, clinical specialty, or other related field of […]

  • Notable Alumni: Joan Pape

    Posted on January 12, 2017 in News & Events

    As part of the 100th anniversary of Physical Therapy at the University of Toronto, we are recognizing  notable physiotherapy graduates.  Joan Pape Joan Pape has devoted nearly 70 years of her life to the profession of physiotherapy as a dedicated pioneer, advocate, leader and archivist. Joan has held various roles: staff physiotherapist,  Director of Physiotherapy (Orthopeadic and […]

  • Dr. Kara Patterson Wins the OPA 2017 Innovation and Advancement Award

    Posted on January 10, 2017 in News & Events

    Dr. Kara Patterson is the 2017 recipient of the Ontario Physiotherapy Association’s Innovation and Advancement Award. The Innovation and Advancement Award recognizes an OPA member who has been a trailblazer within physiotherapy, and advances the science of the profession through innovating approaches in clinical practice, research, technology and education.  She will be recognized at OPA’s annual […]

  • Students Giving Back: Thusheinth Sivarajah

    Posted on January 6, 2017 in News & Events

    By: Brittany Wade, 1st year MScPT student Thusheinth Sivarajah recently started his Master’s in Physical Therapy at the University of Toronto, but that hasn’t slowed his commitment to volunteerism. Thusheinth works as a volunteer coordinator at a non-profit organization called Young Men Karate Association, which uses the sport of karate as a platform to give back […]

  • Let’s Boogie: Can Dance Programs Help People with Lung Disease?

    Posted on January 3, 2017 in News & Events

    Shortness of breath and fatigue are symptoms of lung disease that limit one’s ability to exercise. Exercise helps reduce the severity of these symptoms, but as many of us know, it can be challenging to stick to an exercise program, or find a physical activity we truly enjoy. Drs. Dina Brooks and Kara Patterson say […]

  • Students Giving Back: Kiera McDuff

    Posted on December 15, 2016 in News & Events

    By: Brittany Wade, 1st year MScPT student For Kiera McDuff, the best part about volunteering is the people she meets. Having recently started her Master’s in Physical Therapy at the University of Toronto, she wanted an opportunity to get involved and give back to her community. Every Sunday morning, Kiera meets on campus for an […]

  • Autism Services Advocate: Off the Clock with Sharon Gabison

    Posted on December 14, 2016 in News & Events

    Sharon Gabison, Lecturer in the Department of Physical Therapy, has a busy life off the clock! Sharon is the director of a grassroots advocacy organization called the Ontario Autism Coalition (OAC). She leads over 2,300 members in efforts to improve services for children and adults living with autism in Ontario. Click here to read more!

  • Holiday Closure December 21, 2016-January 1, 2017

    Posted on December 14, 2016 in Important Dates

    The Department of Physical Therapy will be closed December 21, 2016 until January 1, 2017. We will reopen on January 2, 2017. On behalf of our faculty and staff, we wish everyone a happy and safe holiday.

  • Students and Faculty Celebrate the Holidays!

    Posted on December 12, 2016 in News & Events

    Annual “Festivus” event captures the holiday spirit. By: Brittany Wade, MScPT 1st Year Student Holiday cheer spread throughout 500 University Avenue last Thursday, as our annual “Festivus” event gathered over 100 students and faculty members to celebrate the holidays with an evening of dinner, musical performances and creative skits. Everyone brought a favorite food to […]