Helen Saarinen Lectureship 2016 - Call for Nominations

Nominations for the Helen Saarinen Lectureship are due May 27, 2016 and are to be submitted to:

Greg Spadoni at spadongf@mcmaster.ca

Please submit the name, address, phone number and email address of any nominees as well as a short paragraph about the suitability of the nominee for the lectureship.


The Helen Saarinen Lectureship was established in 1997 in honor of Helen Saarinen (1933-1996), co-founder of the School of Rehabilitation Science and first Chair of the undergraduate program in Physiotherapy at McMaster University.  Dedicated to the continuation of and enhancement of the interests and values Helen’s life long commitment brought to education and rehabilitation, the Lectureship is intended to contribute to the development of the recipient, students, clinicians, and faculty.


The recipient will be a person whose contribution in one or more of the theme areas impacts significantly on Occupational Therapy and Physiotherapy. The recipient will be a person who will offer a timely and meaningful message, with particular emphasis on rehabilitation practice, to the students and health care community.


The Art of Physiotherapy Practice and Occupational Therapy Practice Clinical Education
Continuing Education
Life Long Learning
Problem Based Learning
Quality of Care and Outcomes Assessment

Nomination Process

In keeping with the ongoing vision to expand the celebration of excellence in Occupational Therapy and Physiotherapy, the 2016 lecture will be held this fall.

Anyone can nominate a candidate for the Helen Saarinen Lectureship. The nominee can be from our local committee or from further afield. We would like people to feel free to nominate a broad range of professionals. This will help the committee make plans for awarding the lectureship now and in the future. This is a call for nominations as well as any ideas and suggestions for continuing to make this lecture a celebration of the art, science and education of physiotherapy and occupational therapy.


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


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