RFHS / College of Rehabilitation Sciences

September 2021

Students develop road safety program for preschoolers 

A children's play area designed to teach road safety skills, with child-sized roads and signage

A resource centre in Steinbach, Man. aims to educate preschool children on road safety using a program developed by occupational therapy students at the College of Rehabilitation Sciences.

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Respiratory therapy students join workforce early

Students in the final year of the respiratory therapy program at the College of Rehabilitation 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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COVID, innovation and frailty assessment among themes at OT symposium

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

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.

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Faculty, alumni honoured by Canadian Physiotherapy Association

Several faculty and alumni from the College of Rehabilitation Sciences have been honoured by the Canadian Physiotherapy Association (CPA) as part of the association’s 100th anniversary.

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Telepresence robots named for innovation, strength, community

Dr. Amine Choukou sits with a telepresence robot.

On May 21, Research Manitoba, the Victoria General Hospital Foundation (VGHF) and the College of Rehabilitation 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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RadyUM research profile

Respiratory Rehab at Home

Diana-Sanchez-Ramirez holds a device used in her research

When the first wave of COVID-19 hit Manitoba in March 2020, Dr. Diana Sanchez-Ramirez was less than two months into her position as assistant professor of respiratory therapy in the College of Rehabilitation Sciences.

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RadyUM alumni profile

Enabling Self-Care

Marcia Finlayson at her office.

Marcia Finlayson [BMROT/87, M.Sc./95, PhD/99] is internationally recognized for her work to improve the quality of life of people with multiple sclerosis (MS), particularly as they age.

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Awards and Achievements 

Illuminate Speaker Series: 

Long-COVID: On the ground real-time evidence and lived experience 

Thursday, September 23 | 12 noon - 1:00 pm | Details

Presented via Zoom

Illuminate Speaker Series: 

Design and use of a remote care application for elderly people

Thursday, October 14 | 12 noon - 1:00 pm | Details

Presented via Zoom

Collaborating for Health and Wellness
Rehabilitation Research Including the Impacts of COVID-19

November 18 | 12 noon - 5:00 pm | Details

November 19 | 9:00 am - 3:00 pm | Details

Presented via Zoom