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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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Rady Faculty of Health Sciences

Workshops aim to strengthen health-care research in Manitoba

March 30, 2020 — 
Increased collaboration among health-care researchers, policymakers, clinicians and patients in the community will help build a health-care system that meets the needs of all people, organizers of a new province-wide initiative said.

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Rady Faculty of Health Sciences

Project brings patient perspective to health research

March 3, 2020 — 
Safely transitioning older adults out of a hospital setting to their home can be challenging in a health system that has long been fragmented. But, according to Dr. Cara Brown, assistant professor in the College of Rehabilitation Sciences, re-envisioning health care with integrated care models can help improve continuity and coordination for patients.

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Rady Faculty of Health Sciences

UM students bring video game rehab projects to India

February 10, 2020 — 
A new collaboration between the University of Manitoba and SDM University in Dharwad, India is using computer games to enhance rehabilitation for children with Cerebral Palsy (CP) and acquired brain injuries in both Canada and India

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Rady Faculty of Health Sciences

College of Rehabilitation Sciences Open House

January 13, 2020 — 
The Rady Faculty of Health Sciences’ College of Rehabilitation Sciences will hold its annual Open House on Jan. 19, 2020 from 1:00 – 3:00 p.m. in the Brodie Centre Atrium, 727 McDermot Ave., Bannatyne campus, University of Manitoba.

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