Helen Saarinen Lectureship 2018 – Call for Nominations

May 4, 2018 (updated May 8, 2018)

Nominations for the Helen Saarinen Lectureship are due May 25, 2018

New this year: Nominations will be made by completing the Helen Saarinen Lectureship Nomination Form

Submit your completed form to Greg Spadoni at spadongf@mcmaster.ca

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 and enhancement of the interests and values Helen’s lifelong 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/or 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 2018 lecture will be held this Fall.

Anyone can nominate a candidate for the Helen Saarinen Lectureship; self nomination is not allowed. The nominee can be from our local community or from further afield; feel free to nominate from a broad range of candidates. 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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