UAlberta Chair of Occupational Therapy honoured with 40th Muriel Driver Memorial Lectureship Award

Faculty of Rehabilitation Medicine's Lili Liu acknowledged for outstanding contributions to occupational therapy

Amanda McCarthy, with files from Lili Liu - 12 October 2017

It is Occupational Therapy month in Canada, and the Faculty of Rehabilitation Medicine is proud of its very own Lili Liu, chair, Department of Occupational Therapy, who received the prestigious 40th Muriel Driver Memorial Lectureship Award.

The award, which was established as a memorial to Muriel Driver in honour of her many significant contributions to the profession of occupational therapy, recognizes a member of the Canadian Association of Occupational Therapists (CAOT) who has gone above and beyond for the profession through research, education and practice.

Liu, who continues to advance health-care technology through her leadership roles in teaching, research, administration, service and mentoring, thanks her peers for their support.

"While I am grateful to be recognized, I know that my contributions have been made possible and meaningful through the collaboration and support of my colleagues, students and mentors," says Liu.

"I would like to thank my colleagues, Shaniff Esmail, Susan Mulholland, Jutta Hinrichs and Liz Taylor for nominating me for this honour. Recognition from one's peers is the highest praise."

As part of the award, Liu will give a lecture at the CAOT Conference 2018, June 20-23 in Vancouver, BC.

For more information about the Muriel Driver Memorial Lectureship Award and to view past winners, visit the CAOT website.