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Fieldwork students and staff at the Pinaymootang Health Centre.

Rady Faculty of Health Sciences

Projects explore dementia and frailty in First Nations communities

September 28, 2020 — 
Physical and occupational therapy students from the College of Rehabilitation Sciences put their skills to work this summer to help Elders and those with dementia, as well as caregivers, in First Nations communities.

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Researchers pose with telepresence robot

Rady Faculty of Health Sciences

College of Rehabilitation Sciences’ telepresence robots to assist people with dementia, caregivers

September 25, 2020 — 
Some individuals living with dementia will soon have a new way to interact with their caregivers, no matter where they are, with the help of telepresence robots being developed by the College of Rehabilitation Sciences, Rady Faculty of Health Sciences.

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Nursing students at orientation

Rady Faculty of Health Sciences

New Rady Faculty students experience unique orientation in 2020

September 10, 2020 — 
Unlike years past when socializing and getting to know new classmates were the norm during orientation, first-year students in the Rady Faculty of Health Sciences started their 2020/2021 school year in medicine, nursing, pharmacy, dentistry/dental hygiene and rehabilitation sciences with orientation activities and welcoming ceremonies in mostly virtual settings.

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PIKE_Net interns Nichol Marsch, Jordan Gelowitz and Zoe Quill.

Rady Faculty of Health Sciences

PIKE-Net interns adapt to at-home research

August 21, 2020 — 
Student interns in Prairie Indigenous Knowledge Exchange Network (PIKE-Net) this summer, had a slightly different experience than they would have had any other year, due to the office closures and social distancing measures that came with the global COVID-19 pandemic.

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Physical therapy student Chelsea Scheller

Rady Faculty of Health Sciences

Pandemic-inspired guide to physical therapy at home helpful any time

July 8, 2020 — 
A small team of faculty and students from the department of physical therapy in the College of Rehabilitation Sciences, Rady Faculty of Health Sciences, has created a guide to help people find online resources to assist with their physical therapy needs at home.

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Rady Faculty of Health Sciences

Online conference highlights smart technologies

June 11, 2020 — 
Technology that can make eating utensils and clothing “smarter” took top prizes at the 2020 Augmented Human Conference, hosted by the College of Rehabilitation Sciences, Rady Faculty of Health Sciences on May 27 to 28. The event, hosted in Canada for the first time, was originally scheduled to be held at Fort Garry campus but had to be moved to an online format due to the global COVID-19 pandemic.

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Rady Faculty of Health Sciences

Respiratory therapy students receive graduate licenses amidst COVID-19

May 4, 2020 — 
Third-year students in the respiratory therapy program at the College of Rehabilitation Sciences, Rady Faculty of Health Sciences received active practicing graduate licenses from the Manitoba Association of Registered Respiratory Therapists (MAART) last week after completing their program during the COVID-19 pandemic.

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Rady Faculty of Health Sciences

Physical therapy department revamps clinical exams to ensure graduation

April 29, 2020 — 
When the COVID-19 pandemic hit Manitoba in March, UM students were soon facing a “new reality” of online exams from home. For some health-related programs, where students also needed to be tested on practical skills to graduate, it was particularly challenging.

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Rady Faculty of Health Sciences

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.

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Rady Faculty of Health Sciences

Augmented Human conference moves online due to COVID-19

April 9, 2020 — 
An international event focused on improving human capabilities and quality of life through the use of science and technology will take place May 27 – 29, moving to an online format for the first time in its 11-year history. The Augmented Human International Conference was originally scheduled to take place at Fort Garry campus, marking the first time it would be held in Canada.

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