rehabilitation sciences News Archive
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.