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A respiratory therapy student practices her skills on a manikin..

Rady Faculty of Health Sciences

Respiratory therapy students join workforce early

July 5, 2021 — 
Students in the final year of the respiratory therapy program at the College of Rehabilitation Sciences, Rady Faculty of Health Sciences met their licensing requirements and officially completed the program four weeks early this year in order to assist with the need created by the COVID-19 pandemic

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A UM physical therapy practices orthopedic skills in a lab.

Rady Faculty of Health Sciences

UM faculty, alumni honoured by Canadian Physiotherapy Association

June 24, 2021 — 
Several faculty and alumni from the College of Rehabilitation Sciences, Rady Faculty of Health Sciences have been honoured by the Canadian Physiotherapy Association (CPA) as part of the association’s 100th anniversary.

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Occupational therapy students Kelsey Bertouille, Moneca Dunsford and Cassandra Roer.

Rady Faculty of Health Sciences

COVID, innovation and frailty assessment among themes at OT symposium

June 21, 2021 — 
Over 70 students, faculty, staff and community partners attended an all-day online symposium June 14 that showcased the research of second-year master of occupational therapy (MOT) students at the College of Rehabilitation Sciences, Rady Faculty of Health Sciences.

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Researcher Amine Choukou with a telepresence robot.

Rady Faculty of Health Sciences

Telepresence robots named for innovation, strength, community

May 28, 2021 — 
On May 21, Research Manitoba, the Victoria General Hospital Foundation (VGHF) and the College of Rehabilitation Sciences, Rady Faculty of Health Sciences announced the names of 15 telepresence robots that will help care for Manitobans living with dementia as part of a strategic partnership announced last year.

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Ruth Barclay works with a client learning to use Nordic walking poles.

Rady Faculty of Health Sciences

Walking study shows older adults finding ways to be active in COVID lockdowns

May 3, 2021 — 
Many older adults in Canada don’t regularly walk outdoors, despite limits to the activity impacting mobility, social isolation and other quality of life factors. In 2021, a year into the COVID-19 pandemic, the risks may be even higher than normal.

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Health care team and patient in bed.

Rady Faculty of Health Sciences

Interprofessional program addresses racism in health care

April 8, 2021 — 
The Rady Faculty of Health Sciences’ Office of Interprofessional Collaboration focused on the topic of racism in health care when welcoming over 600 first-year students in a pair of virtual events that spanned four campuses and nine programs

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Reagan Croy, occupational therapy student

Rady Faculty of Health Sciences

Occupational therapy student honoured by Manitoba 150

March 8, 2021 — 
Reagan Croy, a first-year occupational therapy student at the College of Rehabilitation Sciences, Rady Faculty of Health Sciences, was taken by surprise when she found out she was named to Honour 150, a list that recognizes people who “stand out for their role in making Manitoba such an amazing province.”

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Abeer Alraja

Rady Faculty of Health Sciences

College of Nursing celebrates graduate student competition winners

December 4, 2020 — 
When the College of Nursing postponed the 2020 Helen Glass Research Symposium in March, it was only days before the University of Manitoba cancelled in-person classes due to COVID-19. However, at that point, submissions were already sent in for one of the symposium’s signature events, the Graduate Student Poster Competition.

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Rehabilitation Sciences instructors Sandra Biesheuvel, Liz Harvey and Susan Hales.

Rady Faculty of Health Sciences

Rehabilitation sciences instructors honoured by students

November 20, 2020 — 
Three faculty members at the College of Rehabilitation Sciences were recently recognized by their students with Excellence in Teaching awards, which are given annually to one instructor in each of the college’s three main programs – Respiratory Therapy, Occupational Therapy and Physical Therapy – and voted on by that year’s graduating class.

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Rady Faculty of Health Sciences

Study to help improve financial well-being of Manitobans with cognitive issues

November 12, 2020 — 
Financial empowerment for Manitobans living with brain injuries is the focus of a new study by a researcher at the College of Rehabilitation Sciences

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