Ellie Wray and Patricia Mortenson received exciting news last week from the Canadian Association of Occupational Therapists (CAOT). They have received the Golden Quill Award for the publishing an exceptional article in the Canadian Journal of Occupational Therapy. The paper, Cultural competence in occupational therapists working in early intervention therapy programs, was published in 2011. It was based on the major project research conducted by Ellie as part of the requirement for completing her Master of Rehabilitation Science degree at UBC. Patricia Mortenson was Ellie’s research supervisor.
According to the criteria published on the CAOT website, an exceptional article is one that:
- Is rigorously designed or argued,
- Demonstrates a high level of scholarship and critical thinking,
- Enhances the empirical and/or theoretical foundation of the profession, and
- Provides a model for excellent scholarly writing in the field.
Ellie is now an instructor in RHSC 503: Reasoning and Decision Making and Patricia continues to teach in RHSC 501: Evaluating Sources of Evidence in the MRSc program.
Congratulations to both!