OT Month - 2017
OT Month 2017 was well celebrated at Queen’s University, with various events and activities organized by the Rehabilitation Therapy Student Society throughout October.
To kick off the month was OT Art Attack, a chalking campaign around campus to raise awareness about occupational therapy. An info booth was held on campus later in the month, to educate passersby about occupational therapy through interactive challenges and activities.
Other activities included weekly social media challenges, and participation in the Canada-wide gOT spirit challenge. A link to the video created by the 2nd year OT students can be found here: https://youtu.be/qd35NilbK28
OT month 2017 also included giving back to the Kingston community. Custom-designed OT t-shirts were sold to students and faculty to raise money for Jack.org, with a total of $100.00 being donated. A comedy night was also held at Absolute Comedy to raise money for Lunch by George.
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#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.
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).
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