Diane Gasner Graduate Scholarship

The Rehabilitation Sciences Institute (RSI) in the Faculty of Medicine at the University of Toronto is extraordinarily grateful for the generosity of alumna Diane Gasner (Dip PTOT ’63; BScPT ’86), for establishing the Diane Gasner Graduate Scholarship in RSI.

As a former faculty member in the Department of Physical Therapy, Diane continues to make a significant contribution not only to the Department but to the field itself through her mentorship of alumni. As such, she continues to sit on the executive committee of the PTOSOT Alumni Association. Diane also helped lead the project that resulted in the publication of the book Moving Together: Physical Therapy and the University of Toronto.

Among her noted recognitions are the Faculty of Medicine Atkins Award for excellence in undergraduate teaching, granted in 1996, the Achievement Award for outstanding contribution to the profession of Physical Therapy granted in 2008 and the Arbor Award which she received from the University in 2010 in recognition of her numerous volunteer contributions.

Once available in 2019, the endowed Diane Gasner Graduate Scholarship will provide funding for a graduate student who has completed the University of Toronto’s MScPT program, is enrolled in the Rehabilitation Sciences Institute and is undertaking musculoskeletal research. For more information on eligibility, please refer to the Upcoming Award Deadlines tab on the RSI website or contact Loida Ares at rsi.admin@utoronto.ca.

The Rehabilitation Sciences Institute thanks Diane for her thoughtful generosity and her understanding and support of graduate students and the future of rehabilitation science research.