Giving Opportunities

Families and communities grow stronger when we work together. Sometimes we need to help another person or group, and on another day we may need help.

That's what it's about, helping each other.

At the Faculty of Rehabilitation Medicine, our job is to educate the next generation of occupation therapists, physical therapist, and speech language pathologists. It's an inspiring program with many opportunities for students to apply what they learn, and to grow and develop as part of our community. When you support our faculty you become part of a community that's making a difference.

There are many ways to give, and your gifts improve student learning and take our research to the next level outlined below.

Dr. David Magee Clinical Fellowship in Physical Therapy

Dr. David Magee has been an inspirational force within the Faculty of Rehabilitation Medicine, the Canadian sports world and the global physiotherapy community. His legacy will continue at the University of Alberta and the Glen Sather Sports Medicine Clinic with the creation of the Dr. David Magee Clinical Fellowship in Physical Therapy.

Sharon Brintnell Lectureship Award in Advancing Occupational Therapy

In honour of her foundational work within the faculty, the department and the field of occupational therapy, the Faculty of Rehabilitation Medicine is creating the Sharon Brintnell Lectureship Award in Advancing Occupational Therapy.

Alumni Award in Rehabilitation (Canada 150)

Together, our alumni are celebrating Canada's 150th birthday by creating the Alumni Award in Rehabilitation (Canada 150) to advance the art and science of rehabilitation in our great nation. Your gift will establish a fund to support a University of Alberta alumnus pursuing a graduate degree in the Faculty of Rehabilitation Medicine. This award provides a unique opportunity for us to celebrate and make a difference for future generations of rehabilitation professionals - for the next 150 years and beyond.

Institute for Stuttering Treatment and Research

As a self-supporting institute in the Faculty of Rehabilitation Medicine, ISTAR's research and specialized treatment is helping bring voice to those struggling to communicate. With clients from countries around the world, ISTAR has earned a global reputation for its transformative impact - helping people conquer their speaking difficulties and lead successful lives. The money you donate will allow us to continue to operate and provide effective, life changing treatment for years to come. Your donation will have a tangible effect.

Faculty of Rehabilitation Medicine First Fund

Graduate students often have additional costs such as student debt from undergraduate degrees or children to care for. Financial support helps ensure they can successfully finish their degrees. Gifts make a big impact across Rehabilitation Medicine by supporting student bursaries, instructional equipment, library publications, Rehabilitation Research Centre, lab supplies and diagnostic kits.

Other Opportunities

You also have the option of directing your gift to other areas within our faculty. This includes any of our faculty departments and research initiatives.

Research ranging in musculoskeletal health, spinal cord injuries, cardiac rehabilitation, chronic pain management and the application of information and communication technologies to support community care, make the Faculty of Rehabilitation a world leader in finding solutions and pushing boundaries. Your generosity makes these research initiatives possible - you can make a difference!

If you require more information on any of the above options please contact us at 780.248.5781 or email