The mission of the MSc (Occupational Therapy) Program is to prepare graduates with requisite knowledge, skills and professional behaviours to practice as entry-level occupational therapists in a range of institutional and community settings throughout Canada and the international community.

Students will achieve an understanding of the influence of family, society, culture and physical environment as they explore the concepts of occupation and health across the lifespan within the context of client-centered practice.  Graduates will be prepared to function as independent practitioners, as members of interdisciplinary teams, as critical consumers of research, as agents of change, as leaders in their profession, and as lifelong self-directed learners.



Champions of innovation, leadership and scholarship, promoting health and participation through occupation.



We believe in:

  • Lifelong learning
  • Commitment to our communities
  • Accountability/ Responsibility
  • Excellence
  • Integrity and respect
  • Interdisciplinary collaboration
  • Evidence-based practice and education

The MSc(OT) Program values education which:

  • Places an equal emphasis on both content and process;
  • Provides a relevant context in which students can direct their own learning;
  • Recognizes students as resources for one another;
  • Promotes the development of lifelong learning skills;
  • Embodies a positive, energetic, and collaborative learning environment in which both faculty and students are involved actively in the learning process;
  • Involves partner institutions and community agencies in the development of curriculum and the education of students;
  • Provides a forum on an ongoing basis for the critical evaluation of teaching and learning activities in relation to students, faculty, curriculum content, and performance of graduates

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