Please join the University of Ottawa occupational therapy community, students, professors and clinical fieldwork supervisors to the Anne Lang Étienne Memorial lecture. This lecture is presented annually following students' presentations of their masters research projects.

Upcoming lecture

Gayle Restall a retired Professor and current Senior Scholar in the Department of Occupational Therapy, College of Rehabilitation Sciences, Rady Faculty of Health Sciences at the University of Manitoba. She has undergraduate and research masters degrees in occupational therapy and a doctoral degree in community health sciences. She has extensive experience in clinical and management positions and has assumed leadership roles in numerous professional and community-based organizations. She is passionate about involving people who require health and social services in their own care, program development, research, and social policymaking. Through her research, she explores the experiences of people living with chronic health conditions in accessing supports and services to participate in community life and the systems and policy changes needed for full occupational participation. She has committed to ongoing relational work to facilitate justice and equity in health and wellbeing for individuals, families, groups, communities, and populations.

Date: July 29, 2022

Gayle Restall

Previous lectures

Academic Coordinator, Mississauga Campus (UTM) and Assistant Professor, Department of Occupational Science and Occupational Therapy

Dr. Barry Trentam from the University of Toronto presented the second Anne Lang Étienne Memorial lecture, held via videoconference on August 6, 2021. The title of his presentation was Crafting Spaces for Advocacy and Allyship Through Critical Intersectional Peer Dialogue, a theme that resonated with the students, professors and other occupational therapists who attended.

View presentation (PDF in English only)

Dr. Barry Trentham

The first Anne Lang Étienne Memorial lecture, which was held by video conference on July 31,  2020, was a great success. Keynote speaker Dr. Rachel Thibault addressed resilience as well as the five transformative activities that bring meaning and well-being.

The event enabled occupational therapists, professionals, students and members of the University of Ottawa's occupational therapy program to come together and commemorate the values and vision of Anne Lang-Étienne.

View presentation (PDF in French only)

Dr. Rachel Thibault