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Occupational therapy instructor highlighted for interprofessional work with Indigenous communities

April 23, 2020 — 

Lisa Mendez, interprofessional practice coordinator with the Office of Interprofessional Collaboration (OIPC) at the Rady Faculty of Health Sciences, was spotlighted this month in the University of Toronto’s Centre for Interprofessional Education newsletter, highlighting her work in collaborating with rural/remote Indigenous communities to develop immersive interprofessional community engagement experiences.

Elder-in-Residence Margaret Lavallee recently named the program Ndinawemaaganag, meaning “All My Relations” to reflect the relationships students build with each other and the community. 

An occupational therapy instructor in the College of Rehabilitation Sciences, Mendez was appointed to her OIPC role in 2017. Established in 2015, the OIPC develops interprofessional learning activities where approximately 600 learners from nine programs are put into interprofessional teams to work together over a two-year period.

Read the full article here.  

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