Friday, February 19, 2016

Free Online Preceptor Workshops

Registration for the UofA FRM CSCE Clinical Educator Workshop on March 8th (Edm) and 15th (Calg) is now closed.

Our apologies if you missed out on this professional development opportunity! More CSCE workshops will be scheduled in 2016.

Please connect with one of our fieldwork team members near you to get any information you are needing about supervision for upcoming placements. We are happy to arrange site visits or set up 1:1 meetings, whenever needed, to support you to keep supporting us!

Just a reminder that there are (at least!) two, free online resources (modules) that you can complete for professional development to continue building your supervisory and leadership skills as a clinical educator:

Preceptor Education Program (UWO):

BC Preceptor Development Initiative:

We sure appreciate your interest in 'paying it forward' and contributing to the future of our profession!

Friday, February 12, 2016

OTPDC Conference: Identifying Injustice & Building Advocacy - March 18

Registration is now open for the OTPDC Conference is on Friday March 18th from 830am-330pm in Corbett Hall, UofA, Edmonton.

The conference title this year is: Identifying Injustice: Building Advocacy into Your PracticeThe keynote speaker is Dr. Mary Egan from the University of Ottawa. Alongside a variety of guest speakers, including clinicians, professors, community members, and clients, we will explore how OTs can incorporate advocacy into occupational therapy practice to promote social justice and ensure occupational opportunities for all. 

Tickets are $50. Morning snack and lunch included! 

Click here to register. 

When registering, please be sure to rank your workshop choices from 1-8 in order to complete the form. After submitting the registration form, you will be re-directed to a page with a PayPal link. Click this link to pay. In order for your registration form to be processed, you MUST pay at this time. Your workshop selections will not be saved without a confirmed payment. Registration forms will be processed in the order received, so register early to guarantee your top workshop selections! If you do not have a PayPal account, don’t worry! Just select ‘Don’t have a PayPal account’ to make a one-time online purchase.

Registration will close on February 26th at 5pm. You will be sent an email with your confirmed workshop schedule by March 1st

Please submit only ONE registration form. If you would like to change your workshop selections, please send an email to

If you have any questions about registration or conference in general, please email Chelsea ( or Kayla (

We hope to see you there!

UofA MScOT Student Professional Development Committee (PDC)

Tuesday, February 9, 2016

CSCE Clinical Educator Workshops - Challenges to Clinical Education - March 2016

The UofA Faculty of Rehabilitation Medicine Collaborative for Scholarship in Clinical Education (CSCE) is offering the following Clinical Educator Workshop in March 2016 at both our Edmonton and Calgary campuses:

Challenges to Clinical Education
This half day workshop will emphasize strategies for establishing student/clinical relationships that deal well with challenges when they arise. Practical strategies for identifying and resolving areas of difficulty will be presented in a participatory format. This workshop will provide information and experiences that can be used to build and sustain relationships as well as resolve differences.
  • In Edmonton on Tuesday, March 8 1300-1600 Room 2-44 Corbett Hall, University of Alberta North [Main] Campus, Edmonton
  • In Calgary on Tuesday, March 15 0900-1200 Room 3-26 University of Alberta Calgary Satellite Campus (located at UofC Downtown Campus), 906 8 Avenue SW, Calgary
Tele-health access will not be available for this particular CSCE workshop. Registration is free for OTs, PTs and SLPs who have or will be supervising a student. Professional development attendance certificates will be issued. A light breakfast or afternoon snack will be served, depending on the location, so please plan to arrive a few minutes early to get settled.

To register click here.

CSCE workshops on a variety of topics will continue to be offered each year in both Calgary and Edmonton and the workshops could potentially be offered in larger rural locations, if there is sufficient interest. Please be in touch with your ideas and requests!
We appreciate your ongoing support of the clinical education of our UofA rehabilitation students!

Friday, February 5, 2016

Supervising Students in a Specialized Practice Setting

Alberta's own Jarett Stastny was recently interviewed to learn about how he coordinates and supports student placements within the Traumatic Psychiatry Injury program at the Millard Health Rehabilitation Centre in Edmonton. Jarett offered practical suggestions about how to facilitate student learning in an 'intense' and emerging area of OT practice.

Check out the article in the Shared Perspectives section of the Jan-Feb 2016 issue of OTNow (Canadian Association of Occupational Therapists):

Supervising students in a specialized practice setting: A new Alberta therapist invests in his profession
CAOT members should be able to follow the link and log in to access the article online.