Master of Occupational Therapy
Originally a division within the School of Rehabilitation Sciences, the Department of Occupational Science & Occupational Therapy emerged in July 2007. The department offers a wide array of educational and research opportunities, including an entry to practice graduate program: Master of Occupational Therapy, MOT; graduate research programs: MSc and PhD; and post-professional online: Master of rehabilitation science, MRSc and certificate programs.
Our mission is to “Create, inspire and uphold a scholarly community that contributes to the health of individuals and communities through research on occupation and education programs for occupational therapy students, health professionals, and scientists.” Through the continued support of our academic, clinical, student, and alumni community we hope to realize our vision of “health and participation for all.”
|Barbic, Skye||Occupational therapy; Rehabilitation medicine; assessment; community integration; health and well-being; Implementation Science; Individual Placement Support; measurement; Mental Health and Society; mental health; metrology; Patient Engagement; Rasch Measurement Theory; recovery; Supported Employment; youth|
|Forwell, Susan||Neurological conditions and their impact on chosen occupations|
|Glegg, Stephanie||Child Development; Children's Health; Developmental Disabilities; Exercise for Children; Health services research; Opioid Abuse and Addiction; rehabilitation; Translational Medical Research; Knowledge translation|
|Holsti, Liisa||Medical, health and life sciences; premature infants; neurodevelopment; stress; pain; measurement; technology transfer; sucrose; rehabilitation; pediatrics|
|Huot, Suzanne||Occupational therapy; Human geography; asylum seekers; bilingualism; community-engaged research; critical theory; francophone minority communities; francophones; french; Gender; immigration; intersectionality; Migration Studies; Migrations, Populations, Cultural Exchanges; occupational science; Qualitative research; refugees; social inclusion; social integration; Platform economy|
|Jarus, Tal||Occupational therapy; Rehabilitation medicine; Disciplinary education; art-based research; disabled practitioners;; Disabled students;; diversifying health and human service professions; Justice and equity in health professions|
|Miller, William||disabled people with respect to mobility (wheelchairs); influence of self-efficacy with respect to participation in daily activity, social activity and general quality of life especially among disabled adults and elderly; wheelchair prescription, performance and function; outcome measurement in health care, Use of power wheelchairs, fatigue, Spinal Cord Injury Rehabilitation|
|Mortenson, Ben||Occupational therapy; Rehabilitation medicine; Accessibility; Assistive technology; Caregiving; Mobility; Outcome measures; Quality of Life and Aging; rehabilitation; Robotics; Social Aspects of Aging; Social participation; Spinal cord injury|
|Nimmon, Laura||Health sciences; Qualitative research; medical education; Health Professions Education; Social network analysis; Human connection; Interdependence; Social theories; Social power; Palliative Care|
|Schmidt, Julia||Occupational therapy; Trauma / Injuries; cognition; Neurological diseases; Cognitive impairment; neuroscience; rehabilitation; Self-awareness; Self-identity; Traumatic Brain Injury|
|Zwicker, Jill||Occupational therapy; Rehabilitation medicine; Brain development; developmental coordination disorder; Infant / Child Development; Learning Disorders in Children; Motor System; neuroplasticity; Prematurity; rehabilitation|
Presented by the UBC Occupational Therapy Student Society Wondering about career options after graduation? Interested in a healthcare profession? Looking to pursue a career change? Want to know more about becoming an occupational therapist? Save the date! Come along to a...
Last month, D’HoPE (Diversifying Health and Human Service Professions Education) concluded its second annual week-long Summer Program, which ran from 14–18 August on the UBC Point Grey campus. The Summer Program is designed to help equity-denied high school and undergraduate students...
With the increase in our student numbers (we now have 91 first year and 72 second year students), placement offers from our clinical community are needed more than ever. We currently have about 50% of the placements we need. If you are able, please consider offering a placement and supporting...
We are pleased to announce that OSOT Assistant Professor Dr. Julia Schmidt received a three-year SSHRC Partnership Engage Grant for a project titled “Developing peer-support programs across British Columbia for people with brain injury.” The goal of this project is to implement peer-support...
September is the greatly-anticipated start of the academic year, and there is an exciting buzz of energy across the Department. There are lots of things to do – preparing classrooms, settling into the new routine and supporting students as they start to plan out and navigate their studies for...
After 37 years at UBC, Dr. Catherine Backman is retiring from her role as a Professor in our department. We extend our gratitude to her for her contributions to the department, the university, and the profession, which will be felt for many years to come. During her time at UBC, Catherine...