DOTSS welcomes the Dal OT Class of 2020! Congratulations on getting in and starting your adventure towards such a meaningful career! We hope that you loved the orientation put on by the second years and are getting settled into the program!
Dalhousie's School of OT Class of 2018 is nearing the end! Our To Do list consists of: 8 week full time placement beginning January 3rd, a second 8 week placement beginning in March, and finishing off with a 6 week on campus Advanced practice module involving 6 different topics to choose from! Way to go class! We can alllmost say WE DID IT!
The objective of the “gOT Spirit Challenge” is to provide a fun opportunity for OT students across Canada to spread awareness of occupational therapy during the month of October, which is Occupational Therapy Month! This year’s theme was about “changing & challenging perspectives”. We wanted to first off challenge the idea that OT is a predominantly a ‘female’ profession by featuring a large group of our talented male classmates! We also wanted to depict that people with visible and invisible health conditions can be health professionals and valuable members of the workforce team. Since OT is still an emerging field, we also wanted to showcase the diversity of this profession by creating a mash-up of three great songs and storylines: “Kings & Queens of OT”, “Show me the Meaning of Independence” & “Call your OT”.
***How the challenge works is through YouTube “views” - so the video with the MOST VIEWS will win 500 dollars to be donated to the Halifax Refugee Clinic!
Congratulations to the Dalhousie Occupational Therapy Class of 2019! We are SO excited you chose Dalhousie, and are SO excited we get to experience the program with you all. The Second year class organized a fantastic Orientation Week for the First Year Class which included Scavenger Hunts, Sports Days, Coffee Houses, Dinners hosted by Second Years, and MORE! We had a blast! Here is a picture from Sports Day!
The class of 2017 has officially left the Forrest Building! After a fast paced, OT filled 22 months it is time you enter the world of Occupational Therapy. The graduates have wrote the National Exam on July 8th 2017, and many of them are already settling into their new roles all across Canada. BEST OF LUCK OUT THERE!
OT Students lead workshops with the purpose to educate basic wheelchair skills to fellow health profession students such as Recreation Therapists, Speech Language Pathologists, and Nurses. The workshops were a success and positive feedback was received from participants. Here is a creative introduction of the skills workshop from one of the OT Learning Teams.
OT Class of 2018 has completed their first part time fieldwork! Poster day was a great success, and everyone showed off everything they learned this past semester. Well Done Class!