Noesis Discussion Group

Theme: Research Boundaries and the Researcher’s Multiple Identities

You are invited to share stories and reflect on the multiple selves (clinician, researcher, student, parent, teacher, sibling, immigrant…) you bring into your research process, and experiences bumping against perceived boundaries with research participants, study designs and data analysis (even in statistics).

May 22, 2012: 12-1

Ethics & Rehabilitation Lab

3640 de la Montagne, Rm 101 ~ Rabinovitch House, Buzz: 101

Feel free to bring your lunch.

Chair: Hiba Zafran, PhD candidate


Faculty Advisors: Dr. Melissa Park, Dr. Matthew Hunt

Sugar Shack

Dear Students and Faculty,

The semester is almost over and the sugar shack is approaching! Prepare your taste buds for this amazingly sweet experience! The event will take place at La p’tite cabane d’la côte on April 27th. The dinner will be served at 7pm but we are welcome to come earlier and enjoy some out-door activities (walking, visiting the farm…).

There will be a 15$ charge (the rest being generously provided by GRSS!!). Friend and family are more than welcome (however, they will be charged full price: 25$).

If you haven’t confirmed your presence yet but would like to participate, please email us before the end of the week and we will be pleased to add your name on the list! Also, if you are coming with family or friends, it is important that you let us know how many people you are bringing at before the end of the week so we could count them in.

Also, we are organizing a car pool. Please, email me 1) if you need a lift or 2) if you have a car and would kindly accept to bring people with you (that would be very much appreciated!!). GRSS will give 30$/drivers for gas expense. We will also try to divide people who would like to leave earlier vs later into separate cars for the return so feel free to let me know when you wish to leave.

We look forward to hearing from you!

on behalf of the GRSS
Myriam Villeneuve
Graduate student
MSc Rehabilitation Sciences
McGill University

Moving Research into Clinical Practice: April 16th, 2012

You are invited to attend an educational event on April 16th, 2012 which is sponsored by the Richard and Edith Strauss Canada Foundation and hosted by McGill University’s School of Physical and Occupational Therapy. Attached are two programs with detailed information regarding this event. The event will consist of the following:

1) KT WORKSHOP from 10:00am-2:30pm at Thomson House
-Speakers: Dr. Nicol Korner-Bitensky; Anita Menon; Ana Maria Rodriguez
-Content: Strategies for moving research evidence into your clinical practice and at your site

2) PROJECT PRESENTATIONS from 3:00pm-6:00pm at Thomson House
-Keynote Speakers: Dr. Sharon Straus; Dr. Dianne Russell (KT/evidence-based practice experts)
-Content: Twelve funded research teams will be presenting results from their KT-related clinical projects(oral/poster). A wine and cheese reception will follow thereafter.

Please join us for an opportunity to learn about and discuss knowledge translation in rehabilitation.


For any questions, please contact Anita Menon/Ana Maria Rodriguez by email or phone.
Project Directors- Edith Strauss Rehabilitation Research Projects
School of Physical & Occupational Therapy (Hosmer 307)
McGill University, 3630 Promenade Sir-William-Osler,
Montreal, Quebec H3G 1Y5
T: (514) 398-4400 ext. 09310

Systematic Review Workshop

The Systematic Review Workshop is ready to go! It will take place over two days on April 30th and May 2nd from 9am-3:30pm. If you are interested and are able to attend both days, please register with Skye Barbic by sending her an email at Once the final list of participants is gathered, details about workshop location and preparation instructions will be sent out.

All the best
Skye Edwards Barbic, PhD candidate, MSc, BScOT


Workshop Description
This workshop is intended for Master’s and PhD students in the School of Physical and Occupational Therapy. Students will be exposed to the major features of a systematic review through a combination of lecture and workshop. This workshop will have two parts: (1) how to complete a systematic review; and (2) how to critically appraise a systematic review and apply findings to guide future research and best-practice in the clinical setting. In the first part, this workshop will briefly review criteria for a good research question, research design, and criteria for judging study rigour. Following the review of these principles, this workshop will cover the key steps for completing a systematic review including: formulating a research question, conducting a comprehensive and reproducible literature review, selecting relevant studies, extracting relevant data, assessing study quality, statistical reporting, and report writing. In part 2, students will also learn the methods for assessing and interpreting evidence in order to critically appraise systematic reviews.

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