Stories with Impact

School of Physical Therapy professor Joy MacDermid named to Order of Ontario

Award-winning research prioritizes inclusivity in development of osteoarthritis intervention

School of Physical Therapy professor elected as Fellow of the Canadian Academy of Health Sciences


Our People and Programs

Land Acknowledgement

We acknowledge that Western University and the School of Physical Therapy are located on the traditional lands of the Anishinaabek (Ah-nish-in-a-bek), Haudenosaunee (Ho-den-no-show-nee), Lūnaapéewak (Len-ahpay- wuk) and Attawandaron (Add-a-won-da-run) peoples, on lands connected with the London Township and Sombra Treaties of 1796 and the Dish with One Spoon Covenant Wampum.

With this, we also acknowledge the health inequities caused by historical and ongoing injustices that Indigenous Peoples (e.g. First Nations, Métis and Inuit) endure in Canada, and the damaged health systems that remain. We accept responsibility as a public institution and as health and rehabilitation educators to contribute toward revealing and correcting miseducation and to work towards the restorative impacts of reconciliation.

Statement of Acceptance

As primary healthcare professionals we value the diversity and differences of all people. The School of Physical Therapy and Western University are committed to providing a working and learning environment that allows for full and free participation of all members of the community, and to support trauma-informed rehabilitation practices. There is zero tolerance for discrimination by or against any student, faculty, or staff member and any incident will be taken seriously. For more information, please refer to Western's Policy on Non-Discrimination/Harassment.