McMaster SRS Ranked Highest in Canada

"A recent study has found that McMaster University’s School of Rehabilitation Science consistently ranks highest in Canada for faculty productivity and research impact."

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SRS Celebrates Distinguished Alumni

Congratulations to our Distinguished Alumni Winners, Nancy Rushford, Derek Debassige, and Nadine Graham. Thanks for celebrating with us on October 1st, 2015!


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Welcoming New and Returning SRS Students

Welcome new and returning Occupational Therapy, Physiotherapy, Rehab Science and Health Management students to the start of a new academic year!

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About School of Rehabilitation Science

About School of Rehabilitation Science

Learn more about the School, its faculty, and its programs.



Learn more about ongoing research as well as opportunities for future studies

School of Rehab Science Profiles


Rachelle Ho, RS MSc Candidate

While completing her Honours Bachelor of Science in neuroscience and psychology at the University of Toronto, Rachelle worked as a research assistant at SickKids Hospital. It was through this position that Rachelle was exposed to the realm of clinical research, which propelled her to pursue a Master’s in Rehabilitation Science.

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Gillian Manson, BHSc(PT) Class of 2000, PT Tutor

Gillian Manson has had McMaster Physiotherapy running through her since graduating from the BHSc (Physiotherapy) program in 2000. While working as a Physiotherapist at the Juravinski Cancer Centre, Gillian volunteers her time as a tutor, clinical instructor and clinical skills lab assistant. “I have always felt that assisting in the education of physiotherapy students is an important part of my role as a professional. I think student`s provide clinicians with an opportunity to challenge their clinical knowledge and practice.”

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Frances Ziesmann, MHM Class of 2015

Frances Ziesmann registered in the MHM program in 2012, after receiving her Bachelor of Science degree in Physiotherapy from the University of Toronto, and her post-degree in Occupational Health and Safety (DOHS) at McMaster University. “I selected MHM at McMaster due to their focus on current evidence-based practice, evidence informed management and policy, self-directed learning, critical thinking and problem-based learning approaches and principles,” said Frances.

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Alex Ball, MSc(OT) Class of 2015

After working as a Sub-Lieutenant Naval Reserve Officer in British Columbia and an ESL Teacher in South Korea, Alex wanted to further his career in a profession that capitalized on his strengths and skills. After being referred to McMaster OT program by a friend, Alex researched the program and decided that the self-directed nature of the program was the perfect fit for him.

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Upcoming Events
  • Dec
    9:00 am
    Rehabilitation Science Research Rounds

    Join the RS Graduate Program for their monthly Research Rounds!

  • Dec
    1:00 pm
    Rehabilitation Science Graduate Program Skills Series

    Join Dr. Brenda Vrkljan, Professor in the School of Rehabilitation Science, as she discusses the Comprehensive Examination process.

  • Dec
    10:00 am
    Qualitative Query Meeting

    All graduate students and faculty members are invited to a panel presentation by several RS faculty members who are involved in qualitative research followed by an open discussion and dialogue. You do not need to be an experienced researcher and you do not have to RSVP.

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General Information

Mailing Address:

School of Rehabilitation Sciences
Faculty of Health Sciences, McMaster University
Institute of Applied Health Sciences,
Room 403, 1400 Main St. W. Hamilton, ON L8S 1C7


(905) 525-9140 Ext: 22867


(905) 524-0069



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