Strong links with the community are critical in providing a quality educational program. There are many opportunities for occupational therapists to collaborate with the Department of Occupational Therapy.
Examples of opportunities include:
Fieldwork Education: Each year we require approximately 200 fieldwork placements in a variety of practice areas to support our students’ education. Click here for the fieldwork information.
Innovative Placement Development: To prepare our students for OT practice in the future, we are actively developing innovative fieldwork placements in practice areas where the OT role has not been developed and/or is underdeveloped. To discuss opportunities for placement development please contact Teresa Allison.
Teaching: To provide a well rounded quality education, we require diversity and expertise in our teaching team. Contributions from Occupational Therapy practitioners to the education of our students is always greatly appreciated and valued. Practitioners from the OT community are currently involved as guest lecturers, lab demonstrators, seminar leaders, and problem based learning tutorial leaders. To discuss opportunities, please contact Leanne Leclair.
Marking: Opportunities for marking student assignments can arise throughout the academic year. For more information, contact Leanne Leclair.
Case study development: Case studies are an important learning tool used in the MOT program. Case studies give students the opportunity to learn about the complexities of practice based on real life situations. If you are interested in writing a case study or have some ideas that could be incorporated into a case study, please contact Leanne Leclair.
Independent Study: Practitioners who are interested in exploring opportunities to collaborate around an Independent Study student project should contact Jacquie Ripat. Further information on the course and timelines is available here (PDF).
Research Collaborations: There are various and on-going opportunities to collaborate around research with Department of Occupational Therapy faculty members. Upcoming opportunities will be posted on the website and may also be advertised in the Manitoba Society of Occupational Therapists newsletter. Practitioners with ideas for research projects should feel free to contact Leanne Leclair to discuss potential opportunities for collaboration.
Admissions Interviews: Eligible applicants for the Master of Occupational Therapy program are interviewed by a faculty member, a current MOT student, and an occupational therapist from the clinical community in three separate one to one 20 minute interviews. Interviews are typically held in April. Please email us if you are interested in becoming an interviewer.
WISH Clinic Mentors: The Winnipeg Interprofessional Student-Run Health (WISH) Clinic is a student-driven interprofessional project that focuses on providing health services to people in the Point Douglas area of Winnipeg out of Mount Carmel Clinic. The clinic requires registered occupational therapists who are willing to volunteer as a mentor during special events and during shifts. Click here to download Mentor Volunteer Application form (PDF).