First Graduates Make History for the MRSc Program
From left to right: Mary Solomon, Sue Stewart, Sue Stanton (Coordinator of the MRSc Program), Dianne Cameron
Three physical therapists, Dianne Cameron from Burnaby, BC, Mary Solomon, from Meaford, Ontario and Sue Stewart from Ladner, BC are the first graduates from the UBC interdisciplinary, online Master of Rehabilitation Science (MRSc) program which was affiliated with McMaster University at the time. Dianne is the Director of Therapy Services at the BC Centre for Ability. Mary coordinates services at the Grey Bruce Stroke Centre in Ontario and is also the Chair of the CPA Neuroscience Division, and Sue Stewart works at the Sunny Hill Centre for Children.
At a November 21, 2007 reception in their honour, the graduates spoke highly of the program which offers part-time study for working health professionals with assignments that facilitate immediate application of new knowledge to practice and a major project that explores new ways to provide and support practice.
For their projects, Dianne led the development and evaluation of a new, interdisciplinary waitlist management approach, Mary tested a strategy for assisting therapists to integrate evidence in their practice and Sue explored the value of an e-mentoring program to support physical therapists who work in isolated areas.