Leadership Rehab Rounds

The Leadership Rehab Rounds (LRR) is a Rehab Sector* initiative that brings together students, postdoctoral researchers, faculty and invited external experts to share detailed information about their completed projects, comprehensive research programs and current events topical for rehabilitation science.

Each Leadership Rehab Rounds will consist of a maximum 40 minute talk, a 10 minute scientific question period and transition to an open-ended social allowing students, postdoctoral researchers, faculty and external experts to carry forward the conversation. Presenters will range from senior students and postdoctoral researchers presenting results of completed projects and faculty presenting completed projects, program overviews, or topical commentaries and tutorials. Senior faculty presenters, including invited experts, are strongly encouraged to come prepared to share the successes and challenges of their professional journey with students, postdoctoral researchers and junior faculty.

The goals of the Leadership Rehab Rounds are to:

  1. Foster greater breadth and depth of interdisciplinary knowledge in the rehabilitation and related sciences,
  2. Meet curricular needs of RSI students;
  3. Promote collegial, critical scientific inquiry,
  4. Foster internal and external collaborative relationships and of course 
  5. Have fun!

NOTE: Due to COVID-19, all LRR's will be held virtually until further notice. Please visit the event page for login details.

*The Rehabilitation Sciences Sector is made up of four main departments:

For more details about each department, please visit their individual department websites.

Upcoming LRR:

Dr. Tracey Smythe

PhD, Assistant Professor, London School of Hygiene & Tropical Medicine (LSHTM) 
Honorary Physiotherapist at the University College London Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust

Title: "Building Bridges – Rehabilitation, Public Health and Research"
Moderator: TBA
Date: MAY 12, 2021
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Previous Rounds:


Dr. Gayatri Aravind

PhD, Research Associate, Michener Institute of Education, UHN

"Understanding Factors Influencing the Sustainability of Task-Oriented Community-Based Exercise Program for Individuals with Balance and Mobility Limitations in Canada" APR 21, 2021 MP4

Dr. Deryk Beal

Clinician-Scientist, Bloorview Research Institute
Dept. of Speech-Language Pathology, U of T

"Exploring the Potential for Neuromodulation Therapeutics in Paediatric Rehabilitation" APR 7, 2021 MP4

Dr. Paula Rowland

OT Reg (Ont.) PhD, Scientist, Wilson Centre

"Professional Learning in the Clinical Workplace: Adjusting for a Post-Pandemic World" MAR 24, 2021 MP4
To access more recordings to our previous rounds!


For more information, please contact: rehab.sector@utoronto.ca