Check out these awesome initiatives to advocate about Occupational Therapy by the Queen's OT Students!
1st Year OT Month Reps: Chosen and have started planning and organizing for their class: Calida DeJong & Emma Gard.
Social Media: #QueensOTmonth16 was used for students to share their OT Month Spirit. We also used #31dayOTchallenge from CAOT. The communications Officer was given a document with memes to share through the Rehab Society’s social media accounts.
Email Signatures: We encouraged students to change their email signatures to promote/educate about OT and provide links to CAOT and OSOT OT Month Video:
OT Month T-Shirts: Purchased by 1st and 2nd Year OT Students– a photo of a group of both years by the crest was taken and sent to OSOT and CAOT. Portion of the proceeds to be donated to Jack.org (final totals TBA).
Chalking: Queen’s OT 2017 had a chalking event– chalk was dispersed to more of the class, plus Class of 2018 to do their own event.
“What do you know about OT!?” Information Booth: Organized by Queen’s OT Class 2017 with representation from Class of 2018. - Booth featured questions about OT: where do OTs work? How can OTs help you? How many clinical hours do student OTs require? Sample assessments, goniometers, splints, and adaptive devices were used. Students demonstrated one-handed shoe tying and how to use assistive devices while educating about the role of OT in a multi-disciplinary
Amazing OT Month Video from the Queen's Class of 2016!
This video was created by the Queen's MSc Occupational Therapy class of 2016 to raise awareness about Occupational Therapy. For more information please refer to the Canadian Association of Occupational Therapy website: http://www.caot.ca