News & Events

  • #PTHistory: Enid Graham

    Posted on February 21, 2017 in News & Events

    The Canadian Physiotherapy Association and the Department of Physical Therapy at the University of Toronto recently jointly nominated Enid Gordon Graham (née Finley) to the Historical Sites and Monuments Board of Canada in order to recognize her contribution to the development of rehabilitative care and the education and practice of physiotherapy in Canada. Over ninety […]

  • Call for research projects! Deadline: May 15, 2017

    Posted on February 17, 2017 in Important Dates

    A call for research projects!   Department of Physical Therapy, University of Toronto MScPT Research and Program Evaluation for Physical Therapy Practice Deadline for Submission – Monday May 15, 2017   The Department of Physical Therapy is preparing for the 2017/2018 Research Component of the MScPT Program and invites physical therapists with a Professional or […]

  • #PTHistory: The Beginning 1917-1919

    Posted on February 16, 2017 in News & Events

    In celebration of our 100th anniversary, we are reflecting on the historic developments that helped shape our program. By: Brittany Wade, MScPT 1st year student In 1917, World War I was coming to a close, and thousands upon thousands of injured soldiers were in need of rehabilitation treatment with no where to turn. To facilitate […]

  • Notable Alumni: Kelly O’Brien

    Posted on February 10, 2017 in News & Events

    Dr. Kelly O’Brien is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Physical Therapy, cross-appointed with the Institute of Health Policy, Management and Evaluation (IHPME), Clinical Epidemiology and Rehabilitation Sciences Institutes (RSI) at the University of Toronto.  Kelly holds a New Investigator Award from the Canadian Institutes of Health Research (CIHR).  Her research is focused on […]

  • Application Deadline for Advanced Standing Option: March 27, 2017

    Posted on February 9, 2017 in Important Dates

    University of Toronto, MScPT- Advanced Standing Option for Fall 2017 Admission Program Coordinator: Dr Cathy Evans PhD Date: September, 2017 – July, 2018 Application Deadline: March 27, 2017 Cost: Tuition is approximately $12,000 The University of Toronto, Department of Physical Therapy MScPT Advanced Standing Option is a professional graduate degree program that allows eligible physical therapists with […]

  • Register Now: Public Lecture on Running Injury Prevention

    Posted on February 8, 2017 in Important Dates

    Speaker:  Agnes Makowski, Chief Physiotherapist for Skate Canada Date: Thursday, May 11, 2017 Time: 5:30-7:00 pm Rehabilitation Sciences Building, 500 University Ave, Room 140 Fee: $11/$5 for students & seniors CLICK HERE TO REGISTER Speaker bio: Agnes is a difference-maker in the lives of active individuals of all abilities, within the areas of injury prevention, […]

  • U of T Researchers Help Establish New WHO Rehabilitation Guideline

    Posted on February 7, 2017 in News & Events

    University of Toronto affiliated researchers were highlighted as major contributors in a new World Health Organization (WHO) rehabilitation guideline that was presented at the Rehabilitation 2030: A Call for Action stakeholders meeting currently taking place in Geneva, Switzerland from 6-7 February 2017. Entitled, Rehabilitation in Health Systems, the document provides recommendations for Member States and other relevant stakeholders to strengthen and expand the availability […]

  • Bridging Program Grads Show 81% Pass Rate on Physiotherapy Competency Exam

    Posted on February 7, 2017 in News & Events

    They’re well trained. Their skills are desperately needed. But, for many internationally educated physical therapists (IEPTs) who are new to Canada, they’re delivering pizzas instead. One of the biggest barriers to practicing in Canada for IEPTs is successfully completing the Physical Therapy Competency Exam (PCE), which all physical therapists in Ontario must pass in order […]

  • Notable Alumni: Molly Verrier

    Posted on January 31, 2017 in News & Events

    Over the course of her distinguished career as a clinician, educator, researcher, influential leader and mentor, Molly Verrier has significantly impacted the field of rehabilitation, locally, provincially, nationally and internationally. Through her research and numerous leadership positions, she played a leading role in the transformation of physical therapy from an art to a science. Molly […]

  • Notable Alumni: Sheila Ritcey

    Posted on January 24, 2017 in News & Events

    Dr. Sheila Ritcey is president of the University of Toronto Physical Therapy and Occupational Therapy Alumni Association.  Sheila has a long history with the University of Toronto beginning in 1957 with a Diploma in Physical and Occupational Therapy and continuing with a BSc.PT in 1976, a MA in 1979 and a PhD 1986.   Sheila has […]