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Ontario Tech acknowledges the lands and people of the Mississaugas of Scugog Island First Nation.

We are thankful to be welcome on these lands in friendship. The lands we are situated on are covered by the Williams Treaties and are the traditional territory of the Mississaugas, a branch of the greater Anishinaabeg Nation, including Algonquin, Ojibway, Odawa and Pottawatomi. These lands remain home to many Indigenous nations and peoples.

We acknowledge this land out of respect for the Indigenous nations who have cared for Turtle Island, also called North America, from before the arrival of settler peoples until this day. Most importantly, we acknowledge that the history of these lands has been tainted by poor treatment and a lack of friendship with the First Nations who call them home.

This history is something we are all affected by because we are all treaty people in Canada. We all have a shared history to reflect on, and each of us is affected by this history in different ways. Our past defines our present, but if we move forward as friends and allies, then it does not have to define our future.

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The IDRR Seminar Series is an opportunity to learn about the latest research findings from the IDRR researchers in the Faculties of Health Science, Social Sciences and Humanities and Canadian Memorial Chiropractic College. A large part of the weekly seminar series is that we invite national and international speakers to present in our series. The live zoom presentations take place on Mondays from 10 am to 11 am EST, and allow you to ask questions and hear about new research directly from the scientists involved. Please e-mail if you would like to attend a seminar.

Upcoming 2023 presentations:

Date Presenter Title of Presentation
Sept 18

Melissa Corso

Ontario Tech University

Do methodological trade-offs used to conduct rapid reviews of the literature lead to biased results and conclusions compared to systematic reviews?​
Sept 25

Natalia Tukhareli

Canadian Memorial Chiropractic College

Bibliotherapy: Reading for Health, Well-being and Resilience
Oct 2

Sheilah Hogg-Johnson

Canadian Memorial Chiropractic College

Reconciling Quantitative and Qualitative Research Findings
Oct 16

Melissa Atkinson-Graham

Ontario Tech University

Definitions of disability, impairment, and rehabilitation in the health sciences, social sciences, law, and economics: A meta-study
Nov 6

 Alanna Veitch

Ontario Tech University

How the COVID-19 Pandemic has influenced Women's Employement and their Health: An inquiry into their Lived Experiences
Nov 13

Sara Pullen

Emory University

Feet on the Ground: International Rehabilitation with a WHO Collaborative Center
Nov 20

Kim Ross

Canadian Memorial Chiropractic College

Bringing evidence to the frontline of care through the lens of an academic scholar
Nov 27

Rajani Mullerpatan

MGM Institute of Health Science

Lived experiences of individuals with neck and low back pain in rural region of Raigad District of Maharashtra State in India


Dec 4

Heather Shearer

Canadian Memorial Chiropractic College

IDEAL-Rehab Framework
Dec 11

Alex Lee

Canadian Memorial Chiropractic College

Framing your programme of research to optimize research impact: the sport example
Jan 8

Taryn Eickmeier

Grandview Kids

Collaboration and Co-Design: Helping children and youth reach their full potential with Grandview Kids
Jan 15

Carol Cancelliere

Ontario Tech University

Lessons learned from WHO systematic review
Jan 22

Christine Kelly

University of Manitoba

Inequities in access to directly-funded home care in Canada: a privilege only afforded to some
Jan 29

Ayla Azad

Canadian Chiropractic Association

When Research and Advocacy Intersect
Feb 5

Melissa Corso

Ontario Tech University

Validity and Reliability of Screening tools for mental health conditions in primary care: A rapid review
Feb 12

Mary Elizabeth Nelson

Medical College of Wisconsin

Beyond care: Exploring nursing's integral role in rehabilitation care and advancing rehabilitation research
Feb 26

Jessica Wong

Ontario Tech University

Structural barriers and facilitators to accessing rehabilitation among older adults with musculoskeletal conditions
Mar 4

Roxanne Maritz and Carla Sabariego

University of Lucerne

Strenthening Rebailitation: Current Work and Projects at the Centre for Rehabilitation in the Global Health Systems, University of Lucerne, Switzerland (WHOCC)
Mar 18

Lauren Munro

Toronto Metropolitan University


Centering madness: Bringing critical frameworks into medical education
Mar 25

Nora Bakaa

McMaster University

Developing a patient-centred rehabilitation intervention for lumbar spinal stenosis
Apr 8

Karen Yoshida, Chavon Niles, and Hazel Self

University of Toronto

Mobilizing Critical Disability Studies in the Health and Rehabilitation Sectors
Apr 15

 Amy Wright

University of Toronto

Ethical research with Indigenous Peoples & the Fathers of the Next Generation project
Apr 22

Deborah Kopansky-Giles

Canadian Memorial Chiropractic College

World Rehabilitation Alliance - Collaborative Advocacy to Advance the WHO Rehab 2030 Agenda.
Apr 29

Kendall Soucie

University of Windsor

Thriving with Polycystic Ovary Syndrome (PCOS) across the lifespan
May 6

 Vanessa Seijas

University of Lucerne

Improving Access to and Coverage of Rehabilitation Services through the Implementation of Rehabilitation in Primary Health Care: A Case Study from Chile
May 13

Kiana Ragagnin

Canadian Memorial Chiropractic College

The 12-month period prevalance of unmet healthcare needs in aging adults with osteoarthritis
May 27

Peter Stilwell

McGill University

New methodological approaches to study self and identity in pain research
Jun 3

 Lauren Ead

Canadian Memorial Chiropractic College

Factors associated with low back pain in chiropractic students
Jun 10

André Bussières

University of Quebec at Trois-Rivières

Evidence-based practice and knowledge translation: In tandem or in tension
Jun 17

 Silvano Mior

Canadian Memorial Chiropractic College

If I only knew then...reflections on career past