Based on the current situation, and in order to protect the health of students and staff, we have made adjustments to the way our office is operating. The School of Occupational Therapy Office is open Monday-Friday between 9:00 a.m. and 4:00 p.m. with a limited number of staff members on site each day. All visitors to the office are required to wear masks that cover both the mouth and nose. We ask that anyone requiring a meeting - either face-to-face or virtual - please contact the appropriate individual to arrange an appointment as our ability to manage drop-in appointments is limited.
OT in Profile
Occupational Therapy professor Trish Tucker was a member of the research committee for the 2020 ParticipACTION Report Card on Physical Activity for Children and Youth and the results show that there is room for improvement in the activity level of Canadian kids.
“Change takes a lot of time, especially at the population level,” explained Tucker, who has been a member of the report card research committee for the last two reports. “We weren’t expecting to see huge changes in behaviours. We hope this opens the door for a lot of opportunity and action to initiate change and start seeing the grades moving up.”
Read more about how her work and expertise are shaping the national dialogue and informing policy that get more kids moving.
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