Reflecting on the Intersection of occupational therapy and homelessness
April 15, 2021, 12:00 PM
Becky Marval knew even before she completed Dalhousie’s Occupational Therapy Program that she would creatively and dynamically push beyond any preconceived parameters of what an occupational therapist does.
Weaving the Story
September 24, 2020, 12:00 PM
Kelly Bang Guest Lecturer Stephanie Bizzeth shared her insights during her presentation: Weaving the Story: Exploring the Person, Environment and Occupation of an African Nova Scotian Experience.
'Tremendous accomplishment': MSc OT grad accomplishes goal of acheiving graduate degree
June 4, 2020, 12:00 PM
A Q&A profile with Patti Moores, a Master of Science (Occupational Therapy Post-Professional) graduate who lives in St. John’s, Newfoundland and Labrador.
Innovative Photo Exhibit Part of Project to Build Supports for Newcomers
January 17, 2020, 12:00 PM
Picturing Recreation photo exhibit was the first step in Empowering newcomers for recreation leadership
OT student presentations and publications
August 6, 2019, 12:00 PM
News from the Faculty of Health
Redesigning health care: Dal Health professor creating blueprint for integrated inpatient and outpatient systems
The COVID-19 pandemic highlighted many areas for improvement in the health care sector, one of which was how health care workers tend to work in silos across the hospital setting in inpatient and outpatient care. Dr. Christine Cassidy, School of Nursing, is working on the blueprint for a more flexible, collaborative hospital and how it would help health care providers and their patients.
Avoiding the services ‘cliff’: New research looks at improving the transition to adulthood for people with developmental disabilities
According to the Canadian census on disability, one in five Canadians aged 15 years and older have one or more disabilities. Individuals with disabilities usually face barriers to access resources and services. Among those with disabilities (e.g., autism, cerebral palsy, intellectual problems, developmental delays), youth are often at higher risk of additional health conditions that limit their full participation. The transition to adulthood is a vulnerable time, as the access to children’s health services ends and not every service is replaced with an adult version, leading to abrupt and unplanned transitions.
Take a break in the Carleton Café tent
When students, faculty and staff return to the Dal campus in the coming days, it’ll be hard to miss a large, new addition to the Carleton Quad. The Faculties of Health and Medicine have created an innovative, temporary solution to reduced gathering spaces on Carleton — a large, wedding-style tent open to anyone in the Dal Health and Med communities.
'Making lives better': Dal Health receives large donation of medical equipment including wheelchairs, walkers and more
There was an air of excitement among School of Occupational Therapy (SOT) students, faculty, and staff as a Harding Medical van rolled up to the Forrest Building loading bay last month. The students were eager to help unload the van’s full cargo of new wheelchairs, walkers, transfer belts, braces, weights, and assistance devices. The equipment donation totalled 114 items and was worth approximately $32,000.
HPI study looks at environmental impacts of surgical and anesthetic care
The Healthy Populations Institute (HPI) at Dalhousie University is delighted to congratulate the Sustainable Health Systems team on the publication of their research that provides much needed insight into the climate and environmental impacts of surgical and anesthetic care.