Who are we?
We are the student body of the College of Rehabilitation Sciences (formerly known as the School of Medical Rehabilitation (SMR)). We are in the Departments of Occupational Therapy (OT), Physiotherapy (PT), and Respiratory Therapy (RT). The Occupational Therapy and Physical Therapy programs have become two-year masters programs requiring a bachelor degree. The Occupational Therapy and Physical Therapy programs accept 50 students each year of the program. Respiratory Therapy is a three-year bachelor program with one pre-university year required. Respiratory Therapy is currently accepting 16 students.
What do we do?
STUDY!! But we also like to maintain balance and sanity with social affairs. Events are scheduled throughout the year to relieve stress and create a very cohesive student body (if anatomy doesn't). The second year students schedule events to welcome their first year "little sisters and brothers" to the program. The third year Respiratory Therapy students try to take time off to get to know their first year "grandchildren." Interprofessional events throughout the year aim at getting to know the people from all colleges within the Rady Faculty of Health Sciences.
Who is the Governing Body?
We are governed by our own student council body--CoRS- SA (PDF)--consisting of chairs (sticks) from OT, PT, and RT. Many of the decisions made which affect the students are run past the CoRS-SA in an effort to inform the students, but also to provide the student body a fairly loud voice within the school.
What other social events are there?
The Events Committee hosts many events throughout the year. At the beginning of each year, students receive a welcome letter with a list of social events planned for the year ahead. CoRS-SA eventssocial representatives handle advance ticket sales and announce any additional events or changes to the schedule. The social calendar usually contains the following events:
Where do you find us?
We are located in the Rehabilitation Building at the University of Manitoba's Bannatyne campus. Our classes range from the Rehabilitation Hospital, the College of Rehabilitation Sciences, our labs, the Max Rady College of Medicine, our library, and most of our socializing takes place in Brodie Center.
Last Updated December 2016