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Dr. Peter Nickerson.

Rady Faculty of Health Sciences

Dr. Peter Nickerson appointed dean of health sciences and medicine

July 28, 2022 — 
Dr. Peter Nickerson, a prominent physician and researcher in the field of organ transplantation, has been appointed dean of the Rady Faculty of Health Sciences and dean of the Max Rady College of Medicine at the University of Manitoba

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An elderly gentleman wearing a VR headset while sitting in a wheelchair in a nursing home.

Rady Faculty of Health Sciences

OT Symposium highlights occupational therapy research

July 8, 2022 — 
Second-year master of occupational therapy students at the College of Rehabilitation Sciences, Rady Faculty of Health Sciences showcased their research projects at an online symposium June 22. The 2022 Critical Inquiry Research Project Symposium featured 17 presentations from 47 students with topics ranging from technology solutions for people with disabilities to addressing racism in health care education.

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Dr. Brian Postl tries on a hat presented by Melanie MacKinnon on stage at his retirement celebration.

Rady Faculty of Health Sciences

Tributes flow at retirement celebration for Dean Brian Postl

June 30, 2022 — 
The longtime dean of medicine and health sciences at UM was praised at his retirement celebration as an influential leader who has advanced equity and brought about transformative change

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A student demonstrates physical therapy exercises in front of a computer equipped with a webcam.

Rady Faculty of Health Sciences

Tele-rehabilitation enables virtual physio, outreach beyond perimeter

June 28, 2022 — 
As part of a new collaboration called Rural Rehabilitation Outreach, the College of Rehabilitation Sciences, Rady Faculty of Health Sciences moved its Physical Therapy Neuro Rehab Clinic from UM’s Bannatyne Campus to Riverview Health Centre on April 11.

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Natalie Houser sits in an aerial scarf.

Rady Faculty of Health Sciences

Circus arts a ‘growing area’ for physical literacy research

June 24, 2022 — 
A postdoctoral fellow at the College of Rehabilitation Sciences, Rady Faculty of Health Sciences, recently completed training at the world-renowned National Circus School in Montreal as part of a circus arts instructor program, which is related to her physical literacy research.

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Dr. Brian Postl stands at the podium, speaking at 2022 Spring Convocation.

Rady Faculty of Health Sciences

All welcome at farewell event for Dr. Brian Postl

June 16, 2022 — 
The Rady Faculty of Health Sciences community is invited to attend the retirement celebration for Dean Brian Postl on Monday, June 20 at 2 p.m. in the Brodie Centre Atrium.

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A student sits at a computer using tongs that have a wireless mouse attached.

Rady Faculty of Health Sciences

Game On

June 6, 2022 — 
At the start of his four-decade career in physical therapy and neuroscience research, Tony Szturm [PhD/88] looked to his past for inspiration. Szturm has been legally blind since the age of 10 from a rare eye disease that is usually caused by age-related deterioration. From a young age he was exposed to assistive technologies, such as video magnification systems and computer-based voice software.

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David Ambrose poses in his play therapy clinic, with gym mats and colourful balls behind him.

Rady Faculty of Health Sciences

Therapist at Play

May 17, 2022 — 
When David Ambrose [BMROT/00] was 10 years old, growing up in Teulon, Man., the first seeds of his career were planted while he watched the Calgary Flames make a run for the Stanley Cup in 1989. It wasn’t hockey legends like Lanny McDonald who caught his attention. Instead, he noticed Bearcat Murray, the team’s athletic trainer, tending to injured players on the ice.

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Rady Faculty of Health Sciences

First Rady Faculty graduate studentship awardees grateful, honoured

April 27, 2022 — 
Over 30 graduate students from the Rady Faculty of Health Sciences have been awarded graduate studentships, a new scholarship offered to RFHS graduate students enrolled in their first or second year of a thesis-based master’s or doctoral program.

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Rady Faculty of Health Sciences

Applications open for Rady student work experience opportunity in Africa

April 12, 2022 — 
Undergraduate students from health professional programs at the Rady Faculty of Health Sciences now have an opportunity to apply for a fully funded two-to-three month experiential learning placement in one of seven African countries.

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