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Occupational therapy students were among those celebrating at the College of Rehabilitation Sciences Convocations Awards and Pin Ceremony.

Rehab Sciences graduates celebrate with awards ceremony

October 21, 2016 — 

On Thursday, October 20, the College of Rehabilitation Sciences in the Rady Faculty of Health Sciences celebrated its graduands at the Convocation Awards and Pin Ceremony in the Brodie atrium preceding the afternoon convocation at the Fort Garry campus.

There were 113 College of Rehabilitation Sciences students graduating with 76 attending the awards ceremony and taking part in the morning pinning ceremony which officially welcomed them into the profession.

One of those graduates, Sarah Hibbert, an occupational therapy student who received three student awards, is looking forward to entering the field. Originally from Cartwright, Manitoba she is currently working with the health region there as well as some private practice.

“I really like bringing accessible health care and mental health care to rural areas I’d love to be involved in that in private practice and research,” she said.

Dr. Brian Postl, dean, Max Rady College of Medicine, dean, Rady Faculty of Health Sciences & vice-provost (Health Sciences), welcomed the students into the profession and encouraged them to continue to further the concept of team based care.

“Rehabilitation sciences has been at the forefront of interdisciplinary care much longer than the other colleges and professions and we’re going to depend on all of you as new graduates to continue to help mold that construct and to improve patient care,” he said.

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