Faculty of Rehabilitation Medicine 2023 year-end story round-up

A look back at a few of our stories and highlights from this past year

05 December 2023

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In 2023, the Faculty of Rehabilitation Medicine welcomed four new faculty members:

2023 Alumni Award recipients 

University of Alberta alumni around the globe use their education to make the world a better place through their professional achievements, community service and innovation. The Alumni Awards recognized two Faculty of Rehabilitation Medicine alumni who inspire us all to lead with purpose.

Historic agreement between Treaty 8 First Nations of Alberta and U of A aims to enhance public education opportunities for students

The agreement involves a collaboration with First Nations, Métis, and Inuit communities to co-develop programs, expand support services, and create a more inclusive educational environment.

Rehabilitation graduate student Kathryn Lambert receives Izaak Walton Killam Memorial Scholarship

Recognized for her outstanding academic achievements and commitment to research, Lambert's work focuses on the intersection of rehabilitation and neuroscience, showcasing her dedication to advancing knowledge in the field.

New provincial funding helps advance innovative therapy, support for military members and veterans

The funding will facilitate the development and implementation of cutting-edge therapeutic approaches tailored to address the unique needs of this population, aiming to enhance overall well-being and mental health.

A simple intervention could help promote understanding of autistic children

A study by Sandra Hodgetts shows that simply equipping teachers and parents with essential information encourages adaptable communication styles, ultimately creating a more supportive and inclusive environment for autistic learners. Hodgetts is an associate professor in the Faculty of Rehabilitation Medicine and member of the Women and Children’s Health Research Institute.

Rehabilitation Medicine's Calgary satellite campus celebrates 10 years

As the only provider of physiotherapy and occupational therapy training programs in Alberta, the faculty celebrated the10th anniversary of its Calgary satellite campus in June.

U of A to offer high-demand health-care programs in rural Alberta

New provincial funding of more than $7.4 million will create 44 seats per year for satellite master’s programs at Augustana campus in speech-language pathology, occupational therapy and physical therapy, all offered by the Faculty of Rehabilitation Medicine.

New national network brings together expertise and experience to tackle long COVID

Doug Gross, professor in the Faculty of Rehabilitation Medicine, co-principal applicant on the network grant and member of the network’s pan-Canadian steering committee says this collaborative initiative aims to leverage diverse perspectives in research and clinical practice to better understand, manage, and support individuals affected by the lingering effects of COVID-19.

Rehab Impact 2023

For our students, faculty, staff and alumni, the past year was marked by resilience and recovery — and further proof that rehabilitation professionals lead with purpose during the most challenging times.