Award for Innovative Practice

This award has been established to recognize and honour the exceptional contributions of an individual occupational therapist who has shown innovation and leadership in clinical practice.


Nomination and Narrative Froms

Award nomination deadline is December 1st.

Recipients

2018 Recipient

Mary Forhan
Mary’s early practice in palliative care, substance abuse, and acute psychiatry and eating disorders prompted her to examine factors that contribute to participation in healthcare for persons living with severe obesity, and, in 1997, to become the first occupational therapist in Canada to define the role of occupational therapy in obesity treatment. This work led to the Professional Issues Forum on Obesity and Occupation at CAOT Conference 2008, and a subsequent Position Statement on Obesity and Healthy Occupation. She has since become leader of the only bariatric rehabilitation research program in Canada at the University of Alberta. Her exceptional leadership and innovation in the area of obesity is testament to her dedication, passion and professionalism and is matched by her commitment to excellent client service provision and education of students at the University of Alberta.  

Past Recipients

Karen Rebeiro Gruhl   
2017

Jenny Hardy  
2017

Briana Zur                             
2016

Julie Entwistle                        
2016

Crystal Dieleman                       
2015

Chris Everdell 
2015

Danielle Hogan
2015

Pat McKee
2011

Catherine (Carrie) Clark
2010

Adeena Wisenthal
2009

Marie Brine
2008

Pam Andrews
2007

Darla King
2007

Jeannette Edwards
2006


Heather Cutcliffe
2004


Susan Duff
2004


Hillary Drummond
2002



 
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