News & Events

  • A group of Rehab Sector students wins a Graduate and Life Sciences Education – Graduate Student Wellness Grant

    Posted on May 10, 2021 in News & Events

    A group of students within the rehab sector was successful and their project is titled: The Art of Keeping Well: A Creative-Arts Hub for Graduate Students. To read more about the all the winners, please see this page: https://www.glse.utoronto.ca/winners-graduate-student-wellness-grant

  • Please join us for the University of Toronto Department of Physical Therapy 21st Annual Exceptional and Recognition Awards

    Posted on May 5, 2021 in News & Events

    June 3, 2021 12-1pm https://www.physicaltherapy.utoronto.ca/forms/departmental-awards-ceremony/ Program Welcome remarks from co-hosts Brenda Mori & Stephanie Nixon Tributes to PT leaders Joan Mesley & Joan Pape Announcement of the Exceptional Achievement Award recipients for Professional Development, Practitioner, Research, and Education Announcement of the PT Recognition Award Winners Honouring the CPA Medals of Distinction Closing remarks from Susan […]

  • Exploring All Sides of the Coin

    Posted on April 29, 2021 in News & Events

    More than 100 physiotherapy learners at the University of Toronto have created teaching resources they hope will help make their profession and the world more equitable. Article by Erin Howe can be read here.

  • Gallery Walk Highlights

    Posted on April 28, 2021 in News & Events

    About the Social, Political, Ethical and Cultural Dimensions of Health Gallery What is the gallery: This gallery showcases innovative teaching resources focused on equity, diversity, inclusion (EDI) and anti-oppression designed by our final year MScPT students as the culmination of their Department of Physical Therapy “SPEC” curriculum. To learn more, see the article in UofT Faculty of […]

  • Public conversation on the ethics of intensive care triage during pandemic is overdue

    Posted on April 22, 2021 in News & Events

    Stephanie Nixon is a member of the Provincial COVID-19 Bioethics Table. She and her colleagues put out this article about critical care triage: https://healthydebate.ca/opinions/icu-triage/

  • COVID-19 amplifies the complexity of disability and race

    Posted on April 21, 2021 in News & Events

    K. Yoshida (Physical Therapy, University of Toronto), A. Fudge Schormans (Social Work, McMaster University), C. Niles (Program Manager, Faculty Development EDI, Hospital Sick Children & Post Doctoral Fellow, Physical Therapy, University of Toronto) and S. Mahipaul (Disability Studies, Western University) with J. Preston (Past President- Can. Disability Studies Association) and J. Anderson (Co-Chair – Disability […]

  • Several Ontario gyms are reopening. They’re citing a ‘physical therapy’ exception intended for people with disabilities

    Posted on April 21, 2021 in News & Events

    Huf Gym in Mississauga. In a note to members, the gym said it will not ask clients to show a doctor’s note, nor question anyone’s eligibility to use the gym for prescribed physical therapy. Professor Sharon Gabison quoted in the article, Read in The Star: https://www.thestar.com/news/gta/2021/04/21/several-ontario-gyms-are-reopening-theyre-citing-a-physical-therapy-exception-intended-for-people-with-disabilities.html

  • Ontario Physiotherapy Programs response to the recent cancellation of the Virtual Component of the Physiotherapy Competency Exam (PCE)

    Posted on March 30, 2021 in News & Events

    Ontario’s five University Physiotherapy Programs acknowledge the impact that the recent cancellation of the Virtual Component of the Physiotherapy Competency Exam (PCE) has had on many of our recent graduates and international candidates, who we recognize as important members of our physiotherapy community.  We applaud these individuals for their resilience during these difficult times.  As […]

  • INVITATION: Dept of PT Virtual Gallery Walk, March 26

    Posted on March 17, 2021 in News & Events

    Join us for the Virtual Gallery Walk March 26, 2021, 11am-1:30pm   RSVP: https://www.physicaltherapy.utoronto.ca/forms/gallery-walk-rsvp/ How can I participate? You can register for the event here and we will send you a Zoom link for the day. What is this event: Join us for the launch of 65 innovative teaching resources focused on equity, diversity, inclusion […]

  • Canada-International HIV and Rehabilitation Research Collaborative (CIHRRC) Launches a New Website

    Posted on March 16, 2021 in News & Events

    CIHRRC is an international research collaborative that includes people living with HIV, researchers, clinicians, representatives from community-based HIV service organizations, and policy stakeholders with an interest in HIV and rehabilitation research. The Collaborative was established in 2009 as a partnership among researchers, clinicians, community members and organizations in Canada and the United Kingdom (UK), originally […]