Fellowship Award

The Canadian Association of Occupational Therapists has established its prestigious Fellowship Award in order to recognize and honour outstanding contributions and service made by an occupational therapist over an extended period of time.

Fellowship Nomination and Forms

Award nomination deadline is December 1st.

Recipients

2018 Recipients

Lori Cyr
In all her roles as occupational therapist, including researcher, practitioner, and CAOT past president, Lori has demonstrated a passion and commitment to the profession. She has contributed important advancements to evidence based occupational therapy practice, particularly related to arthritis, and has served on committees of the Osteoporosis Society of Canada and the Association of Rheumatology Health Professionals. Her work on the production of evidence-based templates for joint protection and arthritis for the Ministry of Health Outpatient Working Group project in 2012 also supports her work in this field. She has received a Clinical Faculty appointment at the UBC, where she is a Member of the Community Advisory Committee.

Tal Jarus
Tal is recognized for her accomplished career as a researcher, educator, and volunteer, and for her influence on the practice of occupational therapy in Canada and internationally. Tal’s ground-breaking research has guided the application of motor learning theories and methods in rehabilitation practice. Her dedication to enhancing the participation of people with disabilities in the health and science professions has influenced educational practice and helped to reshape the emerging workforce. Tal has also made notable contributions to the Association of Canadian Occupational Therapy University Programs (ACOTUP), and skillfully guided the organization through restructuring as their President from 2010-2014.

 

Past Recipients

Annette Majnemer
2017
                                               
                                                                                                                                                          
Paulette Guitard
2016 

Margo Paterson
2015

Jutta Hinrichs
2014

Sandra Hobson
2012

Lyn Jongbloed
2010

William Miller 
2010

Marilyn Conibear 
2009

Joyce Magill-Evans 
2009

Juliette Cooper 
2009

Lori Letts 
2009

Claire Jehanne Dubouloz 
2009

Terry Krupa 
2008

Mary Manojlovich 
2007

Mary Egan 
2007

Jan Millar Polgar 
2006

Margaret Brockett 
2006

Johanne Desrosiers 
2005

Susan Forwell 
2005

Catherine Backman 
2004

Sandra Bressler 
2004

Susan Stanton 
2004

Judith Friedland 
2003

Elizabeth Taylor 
2003

Susan Baptiste 
2002

Joy Bassett 
2002

Elizabeth Bell 
2002

Sharon Brintnell 
2002

Anne Carswell 
2002

Virginia Fearing 
2002

Andrée Forget 
2002

Marie Gage 
2002

Mary Law 
2002

Mary Ann McColl 
2002

Barbara O'Shea 
2002

Huguette Picard 
2002

Helene Polatajko 
2002

Isobel Robinson 
2002

Barbara Saunders 
2002

Joanne Stan 
2002

Thelma Sumsion 
2002

Rachel Thibeault 
2002

Margaret Tompson 
2002

Elizabeth Townsend 
2002

Muriel Westmorland 
2002

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