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Episode 6: Career Spotlight: Occupational Therapist (Early Career Edition)

Episode 6: Career Spotlight: Occupational Therapist (Early Career Edition)

May 18, 2021

‘Occupational Therapy’ – no, it’s not about receiving therapy at work! In this episode, join Bernice as she interviews Alexandra (Allee) Thompson, a recent graduate of the University of Toronto’s Master of Science in Occupational Therapy program and current second-year PhD student. They discuss commonly asked questions about the Occupational Therapy profession, transitioning from a clinical to research-based graduate program, as well as tips for pursuing this career path. For further readings referenced in the episode, please see the links below and if you have any questions please reach out to Allee directly at: allee.thompson@mail.utoronto.ca

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Useful links: What is OT? | The Person-Environment OT Model | WHO’s ICF | Canadian Model of Occupational Performance

Episode 5: Mental Health in Rehabilitation Science [Speaker Series event recap]

Episode 5: Mental Health in Rehabilitation Science [Speaker Series event recap]

April 20, 2021

How can one's mental health affect your outcomes in rehabilitation? In this episode, Bernice and Anna sit down to discuss mental health in the field of rehabilitation sciences. We hear perspectives on burnout prevention, the impact of coping on engagement, and realistic hope from Lindsey Kudlow, Dr. Andrea Iaboni, and Anita Kaiser through a recap of a recent RSI speaker series event on mental health. Tune in to find out more!

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Episode 4: Physical and Mental Health in Autism Spectrum Disorder

Episode 4: Physical and Mental Health in Autism Spectrum Disorder

January 7, 2021

Kyla and Julia interview Dr. Patrick Jachyra, a post-doctoral fellow at the Centre for Addiction and Mental Health (CAMH) in Toronto. Patrick works with youth living with neurodevelopmental disorders like Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD) and is passionate about understanding their unique health needs. In this episode, we uncover some key take-aways on the importance of uniting both physical and mental health and learn about his experiences leading and promoting physical exercise programs in the community. Tune in to find out more! 

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COVID-19: A Mini-Series Part 5: The Student Experience

COVID-19: A Mini-Series Part 5: The Student Experience

November 30, 2020
In this fifth & final episode of our COVID-19 mini-series we turn to the Temerty Faculty of Medicine graduate students in rehabilitation, physiotherapy and medicine to gather their take on how the pandemic impacted their studies, career prospects and daily life. Join hosts Bernice Lau and Mikaela Stiver exploring themes around short-term changes to the student experience in clinical and research programs, departmental and university responses to COVID-19, projected long-term impacts on the future of healthcare, and potential 'silver linings’!
 
 

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COVID-19: A Mini-Series Part 4: “Housing is Healthcare”

COVID-19: A Mini-Series Part 4: “Housing is Healthcare”

September 25, 2020

Analyssa Cardenas and Mikaela Stiver speak with palliative care physician, Dr. Naheed Dosani, about his work with individuals experiencing homelessness or structurally-vulnerable conditions, the Region of Peel COVID19 Homeless Response, systemic inequities, advocacy in healthcare, and more! For more information, check out the Canadian Alliance to End Homelessness and Recovery for All campaign, or follow Dr. Dosani on Twitter, Instagram, & TikTok.

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COVID-19: A Mini-Series Part 3: Perspectives on living with a disability during the pandemic

COVID-19: A Mini-Series Part 3: Perspectives on living with a disability during the pandemic

September 15, 2020

RSI alumni Ana & David have a conversation with Dr. Susan Jaglal & John Shepherd from the University of Toronto to discuss the perspectives of people living with disability during COVID-19. We discuss handwashing and mindfulness for those with spinal cord injury.

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COVID-19: A Mini-Series Part 2: Working as a PT during the pandemic

COVID-19: A Mini-Series Part 2: Working as a PT during the pandemic

August 31, 2020

Mikaela & Kyla have a virtual sit down with fellow PhD student, Michelle Legasto, about her experiences working as a PT during the pandemic. Michelle shares how she coped with working in a new environment, the unique challenges she faced, and strategies that she and her colleagues used to maintain their own mental health.

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COVID-19: A Mini-Series Part 1: The Role of Rehabilitation

COVID-19: A Mini-Series Part 1: The Role of Rehabilitation

August 18, 2020

MSc-PT students Bernice Lau & Chelsea Chua have a conversation with Dr. Larry Robinson, Siobhan Donaghy & Jennifer Shaffer from St. John's Rehab to discuss the role of rehabilitation in response to COVID-19. The WHO presentation referred to in the podcast can be viewed here.

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Episode 3: Author Panel on Rehabilitation & Technology

Episode 3: Author Panel on Rehabilitation & Technology

July 3, 2020

We invited authors from Issue 8 of rehabINK to discuss the current state of technology in rehabilitation, and where this field is headed in the future. With the state of technology rapidly evolving our we chat with our guests about advancements, concerns, and areas for collaboration in the technology field.

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Episode 2: 3D Printed Face Shields

Episode 2: 3D Printed Face Shields

May 28, 2020

Overwhelmed by COVID-19 and need a good news fix? In this episode, RSI Master's student Vahid Anwari shares about a 3D printing project to supply face shields for healthcare professionals in need.

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