Who is U of T’s Smartest PT?

By: 1st Year PT student Shavaiz Malik

What does it take to be the smartest physiotherapy student at U of T? Last Thursday, students and faculty gathered at 500 University Avenue to find out at the Second Annual Smartest PT Competition.

A total of 6 teams battled for the coveted title. Each team consisted of a first or second year physiotherapy student and a faculty member. The contest was divided in to 3 rounds, each presenting unique challenges based on trivia themes, such as general knowledge, physical skills and history of the Department of Physical Therapy.

This event kicked-off our 100th Anniversary celebrations, and was a great opportunity for students to learn more about the history of physical therapy at U of T. Alumna Enid Graham was highlighted for her contribution to the development of rehabilitative care and the education and practice of physiotherapy in Canada.

Despite a tough competition, first year student Chihai Nguyen and Professor Sharon Gabison came out on top. Chihai took home the Smartest PT trophy (and bragging rights for the remainder of 2017).

All proceeds from the event went towards improving the student experience.