Alumni Achievement Award

     University of Toronto
          Physical Therapy & Occupational Therapy Alumni Association

Achievement Award 2015 Winners Dr. Lynn Cockburn and Dr. Virginia Wright with Biraj Khosia and Gaye Walsh  

Achievement Award 2015 Winners Dr. Lynn Cockburn and Dr. Virginia Wright with Biraj Khosia and Gaye Walsh  

The Alumni Achievement Award was established in 1995, and awarded first at the AGM in June 1996.  The Award acknowledges graduates who have made an exceptional contribution as a member of the Physical Therapy or Occupational Therapy professions. Alumni or members of the public may nominate a University of Toronto graduate in Physical Therapy or Occupational Therapy for this award. In 2015 it will be 20-years since these two annual awards, one each for PT and OT, were instituted.

Beginning in 1996, an award has been made to one alumnus from Physical Therapy and one alumnus from Occupational Therapy each year. The areas of achievement for consideration for this Award are based on achievements in any three of the following categories: 

  • Scholarly activity in clinical, community, or academic environment
  • Therapeutic practice
  • Education (of PT/OT students, *at university or college level) health professionals, general public
  • Administration
  • Political activity and advocacy for the profession of PT/OT

As of 2015, our distinguished recipients are named below.

We encourage all Alumni or members of the public to consider nominating a University of Toronto graduate in Physical Therapy or Occupational Therapy for this distinguished award.

Nominations may be sent by email or snail mail to:

Alumni Achievement Award
PT & OT Alumni Association
University of Toronto
500 University Avenue, Room 161
Toronto,  ON,   M5G 1V7

     Phone:      416-978-1820    Email:    ptotalumni.facmed@utoronto.ca

The Alumni Achievement Award honours graduates who have made an exceptional contribution to their profession.
This award is presented to one alumnus or alumna from Physical Therapy and one alumna or alumnus from Occupational Therapy at the Annual General Meeting/Spring Reunion of the Alumni held in May or June.

Deadline for 2016 award: March 30th, 2016

Year
Occupational Therapy
Physical Therapy
1996 Karen Goldenberg Mary Sauriol
1997 Thelma Cardwell Mary Martin
1998 Ann Strickland Joan Ferguson
1999 Isobel Robinson Trishan Kelso
2000 Pat Fisher Jane Hudson
2001 Judy Friedland Marion Leslie
2002 Marg Young Nancy Christie
2003 Marilyn Ernst Conibe Elizabeth DiChiara
2004 Pearl Gryfe Sheila Hubbard
2005 Wendy Campbell Molly Verrier
2006 Joanne Valliant Cook Sheila Jarvis
2007 Barbara Cooper Mea Renahan
2008 Barbara Quinn Diane Gasner
2009 Anne Agur Sharon Switzer-McIntyre
2010 Angela Colantonio Bahram Jam
2011 Debra Anne Stewart Dina Brooks
2012 Christie Brenchley Anita Gross
2013 Bonnie Kirsh Diana Hopkins-Rosseel
2014 Beverlea Tallant Karen Yoshida
2015 Lynn Cockburn Virginia Wright