Remembering Sylvia Helen Lofto: April 21, 1942 - February 9, 2017
Sylvia Helen Lofto was born on Apr. 21, 1942.
Her career at the University of Alberta spanned several decades in the Departments of Zoology, Materials Management, and Occupational Therapy.
Sylvia joined the Faculty of Rehabilitation Medicine's Department of Occupational Therapy as an Executive Assistant in 1985. She was a vital and major contributor to the design of the Department's administrative infrastructure during its significant growth period in the mid-1980's.
Her logistical prowess and coordination oversaw the timetabling, budgeting and offering of the accelerated program, and the initiation of the country's first Master in Occupational Therapy. She also played a vital role in the remodeling of Corbett Hall upon further departmental expansion. Within the University, she was a strong advocate for the Department and its programs.
Sylvia, who retired from the University of Alberta in 2001, will be remembered for her integrity by those who worked closely with her.