PhD Profile

  • PhD Profile: Patrick Jachyra Examines Physical Activity Participation Among Youth with Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD)

    Posted on July 5, 2016 in News & Events

    PhD candidate Patrick Jachyra is critically examining how social, behavioural, cultural, institutional, and public policy mechanisms mediate physical activity participation for young people with ASD. Recently awarded the Kimel Family Graduate Student Scholarship in Pediatric Disability Research (2016-2017) from Holland Bloorview Kids Rehabilitation Hospital, Patrick sat down with us to discuss his research endeavours.   […]

  • PhD Profile: Jenny Setchell Explores Weight Stigma in Rehabilitation

    Posted on June 16, 2016 in News & Events

    Weight a minute: do some physical therapists demonstrate an obesity stigma? Do their beliefs affect their treatment of patients? For postdoctoral Fellow Jenny Setchell, something wasn’t sitting right. A physical therapy colleague had just commented about not wanting to touch a patient because he was obese. “This was unsettling, and I challenged my colleague on this discriminatory […]