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Rady Faculty of Health Sciences

Six grad students receive Rady Dean’s Prize

December 6, 2022 — 
The Dean of the Rady Faculty of Health Sciences Graduate Student Achievement Prize was awarded to six exceptional graduate students in 2022.

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Jacquie Ripat in the smart suite kitchen with her smartphone.

Rady Faculty of Health Sciences

Advancing Assistive Tech

December 5, 2022 — 
In her 30-year occupational therapy career, one of the biggest changes Jacquie Ripat [BMROT/92, M.Sc./98, PhD/11] has seen in her field is the mainstream adoption of technology that was once used almost exclusively by people with disabilities.

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Christina Keeper, dressed in cap and gown, stands in a line with the University of anitoba

Rady Faculty of Health Sciences

‘Our professional responsibility’

October 31, 2022 — 
Dismantling racism and reflections on learning through the COVID pandemic were common themes at the first in-person convocation since 2019 for graduates of the College of Rehabilitation Sciences and Master of Physician Assistant Studies (MPAS) program at the Max Rady College of Medicine.

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Rady Faculty of Health Sciences dean Peter Nickerson speaks at a media conference.

Rady Faculty of Health Sciences

Investment to increase class size for respiratory therapy

September 15, 2022 — 
The respiratory therapy program at the College of Rehabilitation Sciences, Rady Faculty of Health Sciences will see a 20 per cent increase in its class size starting this fall to address a projected shortage of respiratory therapists in Manitoba.

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Student researchers Catherine Campos and Samantha Prokopich stand outside the Brodie Centre at Bannatyne campus.

Rady Faculty of Health Sciences

Long-COVID research for children limited, students find

August 30, 2022 — 
Two undergraduate student researchers at the Rady Faculty of Health Sciences say more study is needed on the long-term effects of COVID on children.

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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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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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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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