Meredith Smith, BSc, MScPT
Assistant Professor, Teaching Stream
Academic Lead, Unit 4
Department of Physical Therapy
160-500 University Avenue
Toronto, Ontario, M5G 1V7
Meredith Smith is a physiotherapist and an Assistant Professor in the department of Physical Therapy. She is an Academic Lead in the MScPT program. She is a graduate of the MScPT program at the University of Toronto and holds a Bachelors in Physiology from Michigan State University. Meredith is currently completing a Master of Education with a concentration in Health Professions Education at the University of Ottawa.
Meredith is also the Physiotherapy Academic Clinical Educator at a Toronto hospital and continues to practice clinically in private practice with a focus on clients living with neurological conditions.
Vazir S, Newman K, Kispal L, Morin AE, Mu Y, Smith M, Nixon S. Perspectives of Racialized Physiotherapists in Canada on Their Experiences with Racism in the Physiotherapy Profession. Physiotherapy Canada. 2019; 71(4):335-45.
Hughes N, Norville S, Chan R, Arunthavarajah R, Armena D, Hosseinpour N, Smith M, Nixon SA. Exploring How Racism Structures Canadian Physical Therapy Programs: Counter-Stories From Racialized Students. J Hum Rehabil. 2021. https://www.jhrehab.org/2019/11/14/ exploring-how-racism-structures-canadian-physical-therapy-programs-counter-stories-from-racialized-students/.
Wegrzyn, P, Evans, C, Janczyn, G, Judge, J, Lu, R, Manji, R, Gray, J, Smith, M, Nixon, SA. A Reorientation of Belief: Considerations for Increasing the Recruitment of Black Students into Canadian physiotherapy programs. J Hum Rehabil. 2021. https://www.jhrehab.org/2021/11/05/a-reorientation-of-belief-considerations-for-increasing-the-recruitment-of-black-students-into-canadian-physiotherapy-programs/.
Meredith has been involved in research related to racism and oppression.
Meredith organizes and teaching in Physical Therapy Practice III which focuses on neurological physical therapy practice.
Assistant Professor, Teaching Stream, Department of Physical Therapy, University of Toronto