On we hosted the 2023 CSOS Occupational Science Symposium: Innovations in research inquiry and methodologies in Occupational Science (OS): A CSOS Symposium for Researchers, Graduate Students and Educators.

The event kicked off with an enlightening keynote address by  Dr. Rebecca Aldrich, who delivered the Townsend & Polatajko Lectureship “Uncertainty and Occupation.” Dr. Aldrich’s thought-provoking insights set the stage for a day filled with intellectual stimulation and collaborative discussions.

Throughout the day, attendees were treated to a diverse array of 16 presentations, each delving into different facets of Occupational Science. The symposium provided a platform for the exchange of ideas that promised to shape the future of the field.

CSOS saw 43 dedicated professionals participating both in person and virtually from around the world in this event.

We extend our heartfelt gratitude to the Western University School of Occupational Therapy for hosting this remarkable event, providing a nurturing environment for intellectual growth and collaboration.

If you have a nominee in mind for the 2024 Townsend & Polatajko Lectureship, please click here to submit a nomination. The deadline to submit is April 8, 2024.

A Prestigious Award

The Townsend & Polatajko Lectureship is awarded to recognize the efforts of the founders of CSOS to establish a body that would foster occupational science in Canada, and link it with other occupational science developments nationally and internationally. 

Criteria for Nomination

The nominee will have made :
  1. A significant contribution to scholarship of relevance to occupational science, including key papers and conference presentations; and/or

  2. A significant contribution to education of relevance to occupational science; and/or

  3. A significant contribution to the development of the occupational science community in Canada.


The deadline for the nomination is to be received is:  Monday April 8, 2024

Please fill out the Nomination Form


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