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uatingMScOT students will present the results of their year-

long research projects.

CAOT Conference

Over 20 of our current MScOT students and numer-

ous alumni and faculty made presentations at this year’s

CAOT Conference in Banff, Alberta. Many of our students

present at the conference each year, and this year we are

proud to announce that

Jeanette McGeough




won a 2016 CAOT Student Bursary for their ab-


Functional Outcomes of Music Supported Rehabil-

itation Post-Stroke: A Systematic Review

. The award is

given to the top 3 student abstracts submitted to the con-

ference. Congratulations to Jeanette and Alicja, and to their

project supervisors,

Lisa Engel, Dr. Deirdre Dawson


Also of note, was the session

Occupations of Youth

with Developmental Disabilities - Learning from the Ex-


. The research team included

David Conforti

, one of

three youth with intellectual disabilities who act as consult-

ants to the project. David has participated in all research

team meetings and was a key presenter. The findings pre-

sented at CAOT were from a larger study called

From the

Margins: Voices of Youths with Disabilities on Friendship,

Inclusion and Quality of Life


OT and Advocacy

Focus of 2016 OT Alumni Special Event

Over 70 alumni, guests,

and students attended an OT

Alumni special event on April

27, which featured

Dr. Bonnie


(OT’78) sharing high-

lights from her 2015 Muriel

Driver Lecture,


Values into Action: Advocacy

as a Professional Imperative


Dr. Kirsh, an expert in

mental health issues, gave an impassioned argument for

why occupational therapists should be more active advo-

cates. Following Dr. Kirsh’s presentation, a panel of our

alumni spoke about their own

advocacy experiences and


Moderated by


Goldenberg, CM

, the panel

included Beth Linkewich

(OT’02), Jenny Hardy (OT’13),





Jenny Hardy

Robin Mazumber

Beth Linkewich