Disability

  • Doctors’ Notes: Stop Portraying Childhood Disability as Tragic or Inspirational

    Posted on November 28, 2016 in News & Events

    Dr. Barbara Gibson, Associate Professor in the Department of Physical Therapy, shares her critical disability research with the Toronto Star. Click here to read more.                                            

  • Shelly Gautier: Going for Gold at the Paralympics!

    Posted on September 2, 2016 in News & Events

    On September 14 and 16, Shelley Gautier will compete for payacycling medals at the 2016 Rio Paralympic Games. As a Canadian world-class para-cyclist, Honorary Chairperson and Director of The Shelley Gautier Para-Sport Foundation, and Department of Physical Therapy alumnus (class of ’95), Shelley is making a difference both on and off the road. In 2001, […]

  • How Young People with Disabilities Experience Inclusion and Exclusion

    Posted on August 30, 2016 in News & Events

    Rehabilitation Sciences graduate Dr. Gail Teachman spoke to the Globe and Mail about childhood disability, belonging, and notions of inclusion. Check out the article to learn more!                    

  • Sport, Disability and Media: How Are the Paralympic Games Covered?

    Posted on August 17, 2016 in News & Events

    With the 2016 Paralympic Games rapidly approaching in Rio de Janeiro from September 7 to 18, writer Alyson Musial sat down to chat with Nancy Quinn (pictured), a sport physiotherapist and University of Toronto Masters graduate who researches the intersection of sport, disability and media. Nancy is a veteran of six Paralympic Games and has […]

  • Game on for Kids of Every Ability!

    Posted on July 26, 2016 in News & Events

    Parents: barriers to fitness and fun are surmountable! When selecting physical activity for a child with different abilities, parents may feel overwhelmed by the options and limitations. Sport physiotherapist and University of Toronto Masters graduate Nancy Quinn advises Toronto Star readers that finding the right sport program that suits your child’s interests and needs can take […]

  • A New Wave of Physiotherapy Research

    Posted on June 29, 2016 in News & Events

    Could integrating children with disabilities into mainstream schools be causing unintended harm? How do students with non-visible disabilities experience college or university? Do rehabilitation clinicians stigmatize patients based on their weight? These aren’t the sort of questions you would expect physiotherapists to be asking. However, these are exactly the type of inquiries fueling a new wave […]

  • PhD Profile: Rehabilitation Sciences Institute Graduate Dr. Gail Teachman Receives Governor General’s Gold Medal

    Posted on June 2, 2016 in News & Events

    Dr. Teachman is recognized for her research on issues of inclusion and disability in childhood. The Office of the Governor General awards gold medals annually to honour academic excellence at the graduate level. One of the most prestigious awards a Canadian graduate student can receive, the Gold Medal is awarded to three University of Toronto […]

  • Dr. Barbara Gibson’s New Book Re-Examines Rehabilitation

    Posted on March 31, 2016 in News & Events

    Associate Professor Dr. Barbara Gibson was trying to teach her University of Toronto graduate students how to think differently about rehabilitation. She wanted them to explore new ways of viewing disability, therapy goals and individual well-being. However, Dr. Gibson had a problem: there were no rehab-specific textbooks addressing these issues. So, she wrote one. Dr. […]

  • Understanding & Addressing HIV & Disability-Related Stigma

    Posted on June 14, 2012 in News & Events, Research

    Dr. Stephanie Nixon, Assistant Professor, Department of Physical Therapy and Academic Director, International Centre for Disability and Rehabilitation, is spearheading a programme of advocacy-oriented research on HIV and disability in Southern Africa.  She recently received CIHR funding to convene a meeting of women and men with disabilities and/or living with HIV, activists, researchers and health workers […]