- The Canadian Physiotherapy Association Award – Established in 1992 by the Canadian Physiotherapy Association. To be awarded to the graduating student who has attained the highest cumulative average in the Physiotherapy Program.
Prize: Complimentary membership in all CPA divisions and a certificate
- The Hamilton District Ontario Physiotherapy Association Book Prize – Established by the Hamilton District of the Ontario Physiotherapy Association. To be awarded to a graduating student who is active in the OPA/CPA and who, in the judgement of the selection committee, contributes to the involvement of others in the OPA/CPA, while maintaining a good academic standing.
- The Eleanor Lees Prize – Established in 1994 in memory of Eleanor Lees by friends in Physiotherapy, the Prize is awarded to a graduating student who, in the judgement of the SRS, has demonstrated notable academic achievement and excellence in clinical fieldwork related to neurology.
Prize: A book, selected by the recipient (recipient will be notified of the value of the award).
- The New Brunswick Physiotherapy Association: Student Professionalism Award – To be awarded to a graduating student (from New Brunswick) from the Master of Science, Physiotherapy Program, who has demonstrated exceptional professional behaviours and attitudes within the academic and clinical setting by accepting responsibility for own actions and accepts criticism without defensives; demonstrating initiative and contributes to positive work environment; adapts to change and manages conflict in constructive ways; treats others with respect, dignity and compassion and makes choices considering consequences to self and others; demonstrates productive working relationships with patients, families, clinical instructors, other health professionals, peers and faculty and preferably be a student member of the Canadian Physiotherapy Association.
Prize: $75 and Professional Recognition Certificate
- CanChild Research Award – These awards were established in 2011 by CanChild Centre for Childhood Disability Research to encourage exploration of important issues in childhood disability. The awards are offered to the OT and PT graduating students who have demonstrated academic strength in pediatrics and have conducted or taken a leadership role within an innovative research project focused on child or youth disability.
- The Canadian Physiotherapy Association, Leadership Award of Excellence – Established by the Leadership Division of the CPA. This award is to recognize a student in the final year of a physiotherapy program who demonstrates exceptional leadership qualities for the promotion of the physiotherapy profession and/or improvement of the quality of student experience.
Prize: Honorary certificate and a complimentary one-year Leadership Division membership upon registration as a member of the Canadian Physiotherapy Association.
- The Physiotherapy Professional Advancement Award – Established in 2003, it is awarded to the graduating physiotherapy student who, in the judgement of the faculty of the SRS will make a significant contribution to the profession of physiotherapy upon graduation. He/she has exhibited exceptional leadership qualities, academic excellence, professional commitment, and innovation throughout the time as a student in the program. This award will not be presented every year. It will only be awarded when there is an exceptional candidate who has demonstrated their outstanding qualities.
- The Ann Collins Whitmore Award – The Physiotherapy Foundation of Canada, Ann Collins Whitmore Student Award is a national award for the top-student research paper as submitted by each Canadian School of Physiotherapy. Ann Collins Whitmore was a dedicated physiotherapist who served her patients in the Canadian Military during the Second World War and continued to practice, though legally blind, through to the end of her career. The group with the top research paper from the Research and Evidence-Based Practice course, will be nominated by the McMaster Physiotherapy Program for consideration.
Prize: The top research paper will be submitted and if chosen as one of the top three (3) papers, the team will be provided with a travel bursary of $1500 to attend and present the paper at the next CPA Leadership Forum. The winner of the competition, announced at Congress, will receive a $1000 grant.
- The Northern Studies Stream Book Award – To be awarded to a graduating student in the MSc Physiotherapy Program, who has demonstrated exemplary interest and effort in understanding and incorporating the healthcare issues of northern, rural and remote practice, and knowledge base unique to the health care concern of the Indigenous people and their communities.
- The Northern Orthopaedic Division (NOD) Award - The award will be given to a student who has demonstrated exceptional leadership and an interest in orthopaedics. Each year, one award will be offered to a graduating student who: (1) Has completed the requirements of an entry to practice physical therapy program in Canada; and 2) Is deemed to be the highest ranked student based on a combination of the candidate’s demonstration of leadership, advocacy and interest in orthopaedics.
Prize: A certificate towards a syllabus course offered by the NOD (valued at $250)
Note: All awards are subject to change, depending on donor availability