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Date Title Session Details
23rd June, 2021 Opening of All About Occupation:

Engagement in living during the Covid-19

pandemic and ensuing occupational


Karen will talk about her report 

written about occupation during Covid-19

Karen Whalley Hammell is Honorary Professor, Department of Occupational Science & Occupational Therapy, at the University of British Columbia.

Karen ‘is an internationally renowned author of books, chapters and numerous papers concerning disability, spinal cord injury, and occupational therapy theories, research and client-centred practices. Throughout her work, Karen seeks to foster critical thinking, challenge taken-for-granted assumptions and advocate culturally relevant and inclusive occupational therapy theories. Convinced of the important connections between occupational participation and human wellbeing, Karen’s work affirms the inherent right of all people to engage in occupations that contribute positively to their wellbeing. Accordingly, she advances occupational therapy practices that address, not solely people’s abilities, but their capabilities – their opportunities to do what they have the abilities to do. In 2016, Dr Hammell received the Muriel Driver Memorial Lectureship Award, the highest honour bestowed by the Canadian Association of Occupational Therapists’ (https://congress2018.wfot.org/keynote-speakers.php).