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20th Kelly Bang Lectureship

Posted by Lil Crump on October 23, 2023 in Events
Kelly Bang Lecturer - Amira Tawashy
Kelly Bang Lecturer - Amira Tawashy

The School of Occupational Therapy recently presented the 20th Kelly Bang Memorial Lectureship.

We invite you to enjoy the video "Empowering Occupation: The bumpy road to wheelchair provision in under-resourced communities" with Kelly Bang lecturer Amira Tawashy.

Amira Tawashy is an Occupational Therapist with a keen interest in wheelchair provision and spinal cord injuries, particularly in under-resourced settings. She has mentored Occupational Therapists, Physiotherapists, and Community-Based Rehabilitation workers in SouthEast Asia, Eastern Africa, and Ukraine in both community and in-patient rehabilitation settings to incorporate evidence-based care into their daily practice.  

Amira is a Dalhousie graduate currently working as an instructor in the Dalhousie Occupational Therapy program. She also works as an Occupational Therapist with Neurosurgery and Assistive Technology portfolios of Nova Scotia Health, a consultant to the World Health Organization, and is an outspoken member of both the International Society of Wheelchair Professionals and the Wheelchair Research Team (Halifax, NS). Amira's lecture topic covers her passion and experiences in positively impacting the well-being of those living in under-resourced communities.

Kelly Bang was a nationally known occupational therapist, lecturer, writer, artist, and counselor for survivors of child and sexual abuse. Her strong support for Dalhousie’s School of Occupational Therapy assisted in the development of the undergraduate program where she was Lecturer.

The video recording can be found here.