News & Events

  • Giving Back: MScPT Students Wheel for a Cause!

    Posted on September 21, 2016 in News & Events

    What better way to blow off steam after a Neuro exam than to sit back, relax and…..wheel around! On Sunday, September 18, 24 MScPT second year students had some post-exam fun participating in the Spinal Cord Injury Ontario Wheelchair Challenge. The Wheelchair Challenge helps remove attitudinal barriers towards people with spinal cord injuries. Participants depart […]

  • Shelley Gautier Brings Home Bronze!

    Posted on September 15, 2016 in News & Events

    Shelley Gautier wins Bronze in the Cycling Road Women’s Time Trial T1-2 event at the 2016 Rio Paralympic Games. Canadian world-class para-cyclist, Honorary Chairperson and Director of The Shelley Gautier Para-Sport Foundation, and Department of Physical Therapy alumnus (class of ’95) is making us proud in Rio! In 2001, Shelley was a physiotherapist who aspired […]

  • Dr. Barbara Gibson Elected Fellow to the College of New Scholars, Artists and Scientists of the Royal Society of Canada

    Posted on September 14, 2016 in News & Events

    Dr. Barbara Gibson has been selected as a member of the 2016 cohort of the College of New Scholars, Artists and Scientists of the Royal Society of Canada. The College of New Scholars, Artists and Scientists is Canada’s first national system of multidisciplinary recognition for the emerging generation of Canadian intellectual leadership. The Members of […]

  • Shelly Gautier: Going for Gold at the Paralympics!

    Posted on September 2, 2016 in News & Events

    On September 14 and 16, Shelley Gautier will compete for payacycling medals at the 2016 Rio Paralympic Games. As a Canadian world-class para-cyclist, Honorary Chairperson and Director of The Shelley Gautier Para-Sport Foundation, and Department of Physical Therapy alumnus (class of ’95), Shelley is making a difference both on and off the road. In 2001, […]

  • How Young People with Disabilities Experience Inclusion and Exclusion

    Posted on August 30, 2016 in News & Events

    Rehabilitation Sciences graduate Dr. Gail Teachman spoke to the Globe and Mail about childhood disability, belonging, and notions of inclusion. Check out the article to learn more!                    

  • Physio Focus at the 2016 Paralympic Games

    Posted on August 30, 2016 in News & Events

    With the 2016 Paralympic Games approaching in Rio de Janeiro September 7 to 18, the Faulty of Medicine is profiling University of Toronto faculty who are lending their expertise to the Games. Mireille Landry, lecturer in the Department of Physical Therapy and Exercise Coordinator for the Women’s Cardiovascular Health Initiative at Women’s College Hospital, discusses […]

  • Meet UofTMed Physiotherapist Behind the Scenes at Rio Olympics

    Posted on August 25, 2016 in News & Events

    Department of Physical Therapy lecturer and Sport Physiotherapist Dinah Hampson attended the Rio Olympics with Team Canada as part of their Health Sciences Team. Check out her Q&A with the Faculty of Medicine about sport physio, challenges in Rio and excitement inside the Athletes’ Village!              

  • Canadian Transplant Games: The Power of Community

    Posted on August 24, 2016 in News & Events

    MScPT student Gillian Young reflects on her experience volunteering at The Canadian Transplant Games. As a second year MScPT student, I was eager to volunteer at the Canadian Transplant Games, which ran August 8-13, 2016. For sixteen years, these games have celebrated transplant recipients’ newfound health, creating a strong network of support and friendship across the […]

  • Sport, Disability and Media: How Are the Paralympic Games Covered?

    Posted on August 17, 2016 in News & Events

    With the 2016 Paralympic Games rapidly approaching in Rio de Janeiro from September 7 to 18, writer Alyson Musial sat down to chat with Nancy Quinn (pictured), a sport physiotherapist and University of Toronto Masters graduate who researches the intersection of sport, disability and media. Nancy is a veteran of six Paralympic Games and has […]

  • Transcending Transplant: How Dr. Sunita Mathur Helps Recipients Stay Fit

    Posted on August 9, 2016 in News & Events

    Dr. Mathur’s research helps organ transplant recipients get back to enjoying the activities they love. Recently, Dr. Mathur received an email from John Rost, a bilateral lung transplant recipient and Texan blogger. His website, The Primal Transplant – A Story of Living With New Lungs, a New Lifestyle, and Swinging Kettlebells, chronicles John’s journey towards health and wellbeing […]