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Two Upcoming Talks by Visiting Townsend Fellowship Scholar ‑ Dr. Rachel Thibeault

Posted by School of Occupational Therapy on September 13, 2017 in General Announcements

OT-specific (OTs and OT Students Welcome):

Building psychological resilience using occupation-based strategies

Monday, October 2, 2017
4:45 – 6:00 p.m.
Forrest Building, Rm. 213

Public Talk (All Welcome):

Could Community-based Rehabilitation (CBR) provide tools for connecting university students to communities?

Tuesday, October 3, 2017
5:00 – 6:00 p.m.
with reception to follow
Tupper Building, Theatre A

Dr. Rachel Thibeault, O.C., Ph.D, FCAOT.

A Professor in the Occupational Therapy Program at the University of Ottawa, Rachel specializes in Community-Based Rehabilitation, psychosocial care, and issues of meaning and resilience in hard-to-access settings, communities affected by HIV/AIDS and ex or current conflict areas.

For the past 35 years, she has worked in the High Arctic, South East Asia, Latin America, the Caribbean, Europe, Africa and the Middle East with war and torture survivors, AIDS orphans, child soldiers and people living with leprosy. For her work for and with vulnerable populations, she was awarded in 2013 the title of Officer of the Order of Canada and, in 2015, the Lifetime Achievement Award from the Canadian Society of International Health and an Honorary Degree from the Faculty of Medicine at the University of British Columbia.