Student Award

The Canadian Association of Occupational Therapists will provide an Award to the graduating student in each Canadian university occupational therapy education program who demonstrates consistent and exemplary knowledge of occupational therapy theory. Nominees’ knowledge is demonstrated by obtaining the highest academic standing in their coursework. The courses that contribute to this award will be at the discretion each program.



Catherine Lloyd - University of British Columbia
Karly Greczmiel - University of Alberta
Naomi Hatherly - University of Manitoba
Rosalind Pfaff - University of Toronto
Devon Boschel - Western University
Monika Mistry - Queen’s University.
Sophie Brassard - University of Ottawa
Miranda Giambra - McGill University
Cassandra Préfontaine - Université de Montréal
Stéphanie Richer - Université Laval
Emmanuelle Dubé-Bergeron - Université Sherbrooke
Megan Fores - Université du Québec à Trois-Rivières
Aureliane Beaulieu-Larouche - Université du Québec à Trois-Rivières
Daniel MacLeod - Dalhousie University


Paige Lund - University of British Columbia 
Erin Bethune - University of Alberta 
Pamela Singh - University of Manitoba 
Danielle Brown - University of Toronto 
Joni Soans - University of Western Ontario 
Katelyn Boehm & Mackenzie Kay - McMaster University 
Amanda Dufour - Queen’s University 
Laurie-Anne Laberge-Desjardins et Julie Massé - University of Ottawa 
Valérie Locas - University of Montreal 
Myriam Massicotte - McGill University 
Jordane Trépanier - l’Université de Sherbrooke 
Geneviève Tremblay - Université du Québec à Trois-Rivières
Laurie Filion - Université Laval 
Kaitlin Sibbald - Dalhouise University


Liv Brekke - University of British Columbia 
Melanie Zapf - University of Alberta 
Sarah Hibbert - University of Manitoba 
Neva Hui - University of Toronto 
Allison Rudland - University of Western Ontario 
Christine Newbigging - McMaster University 
Katelyn Bridge - Queen’s University 
Sandra Houle - University of Ottawa 
Marie-Pier Lévesque - University of Montreal 
Tanya Santagata - McGill University 
Stephane Morin - l’Université de Sherbrooke 
Sarah-Anne Gagnon-Anctil - Université du Québec à Trois-Rivières
Catherine Champagne - Université Laval 
Kaitlin Sibbald - Dalhouise University


Marisa Short - University of British Columbia 
Erin Harris - University of Alberta 
Julie Braga - University of Manitoba 
Ishanee Jahagirdar - University of Toronto 
Linday Nelligan - Western University  
Sarah Hobbs - McMaster University 
Nicole Krasko - Queen’s University 
Jaelle Brien and Emilie Lebel - University of Ottawa 
Catherine Dugas - University of Montreal 
Stephannie Marie Secondi - McGill University 
Sohpie Arsenault - l’Université de Sherbrooke 
Vaneessa Laframboise - Université du Québec à Trois-Rivières
Samuelle Pomerleau-Turcotte - Université Laval 
Julie Bruckschwaiger - Dalhouise University


Marisa Short - University of British Columbia
Erin Harris - University of Alberta
Julie Braga - University of Manitoba
Ishanee Jahagirdar - University of Toronto
Lindsay Nelligan - University of Western Ontario
Hailey Albright - McMaster University
Nicole Krasko - Queen’s University
Jaëlle Brien and Émilie Lebel - University of Ottawa
Stephannie Marie Secondi - McGill University
Samuelle Pomerleau-Turcotte - Université Laval
Catherine Dugas - Université de Montréal
Sophie Arsenault - Université Sherbrooke
Vanessa Laframboise - Université du Québec à Trois-Rivières
Julie Bruckschwaiger - Dalhousie University


Lucinda Maclulich - University of British Columbia
Laura LaBerge - University of Alberta
Juan Monterrosa - University of Manitoba
Alyssa Komar - University of Toronto
Angela Goertz - University of Western Ontario
Nicola Hodson - McMaster University
Peter Mastorakos - Queen’s University
Nadia Hudon - University of Ottawa
Victoria M. Blais - McGill University
Amélie Bernier - Université Laval
Anne Sullivan - Université de Montréal
Rachel Boily - Université Sherbrooke
Karianne Thibodeau & Dominique Leclerc - Université du Québec à Trois-Rivières
Linnaea Chapman - Dalhousie University


Aaryn Cleland - University of British Columbia
Kelsey Hagg - University of Alberta
Laura Bennett - University of Manitoba
Michelle DiLauro - University of Toronto
Rachel Rowse - University of Western Ontario
Carla Giddings - McMaster University
Jacqueline Axford - Queen’s University
Christina Lamontagne - University of Ottawa
Odrée Martin-Maillhot - McGill University
Stephanie Duperron - Université Laval
Caroline Patenaude - Université de Montréal
Patricia Archambault - Université Sherbrooke
Joannie Hamel-Richard - Université du Québec à Trois-Rivières April Rand - Dalhousie University


Ashley MacMullin, Dalhousie University
Catherine Gendreau, University of Ottawa
Lara Ewanchuk, University of Manitoba
Rebecca Hills, University of Western Ontario
Cody Wenz, Queen’s University
Jennifer Siemon, McMaster University
Stephanie Gerhardt, University of Toronto
Rachal Pattison, University of Alberta
Laurence Leblanc-Massicotte, Université Laval
Gentiane Cornellier, Université de Sherbrooke
Amélie Dumont, Université de Montreal
Pamela Scher, McGill University
Krista Douglas, University of British Columbia


Breanne Beecher, University of Alberta
Isabelle Daneau, University of Ottawa
Gillian Ronson, University of Manitoba
Perrin Dunn, University of Western Ontario
Maxime Glandon, Sherbrooke University
Mireille Desrosiers, University of Laval
Tara Embrey, McMaster University
Laura Sullivan, Queen's University
Meghan Sarah Rivers and Christine Sparling, McGill University
Christine Fung, University of Toronto
Genevieve Rochon, University of Montreal
Breanne Copeland, Dalhousie University


Laura Cameron, University of Alberta
Karyne Dion, McGill University
Nicole Fischer, University of Western Ontario
Véronique Fortin, Sherbrooke University
Caroline Marquis, University of Laval
Melissa McPherson, University of Manitoba
Arielle Meynen, Dalhousie University
Sarah Moffat, McMaster University
Alison Nicholls, Queen's University
Mariane Robert, University of Ottawa
Shihara Seneviratne, McGill University
Andrea Shin, University of Toronto


Marie-Eve Martin, University of Ottawa
Audrey Clavet, University of Ottawa
Catherine Lanoix, University of Ottawa
Cindy Lajeunesse, University of Ottawa
Lyndsay Lovely, Dalhousie University
Stephanie Christensen, University of Alberta
Naomi Goffman, University of British Columbia
Julie Lavoie, Laval University
Dahlia Geft-Levinson, University of Toronto
Miranda Roovers, University of Western Ontario
Marie-Pier Martin, University of Montreal
Lindi Cassel, McMaster University
Sheri Lyn Dastous, Queen's University


Kimberley Bourque, Dalhousie University
Catherine Brandon, Queen's University
Jessica Déry, University of Laval
Claude Des Roches, University of Ottawa
Naomi Goffman, University of British Columbia
Joanna Hulzenga, University of Alberta
Leanne Layzell, University of Toronto
Jessica Malpage, University of Western Ontario
Tracy McGillis, McMaster University
Anita Petzold, McGill University
Charlène Rochefort-Allie, University of Montreal
Kara Waller, University of Manitoba


Cathy Alexander, Dalhousie University
Alison Barnfather, University of Alberta
Joanna Chung, University of British Columbia
Jessica Déry, University of Laval
Lisa Engel, University of Toronto
Emily Ewert, University of Western Ontario
Caroline Gaudet, University of Ottawa
Valérie Gauthier, University of Montreal
Anita Petzold, McGill University
Alissa Miki, University of Manitoba
Maria Mullaly, McMaster University
Rebecca A. Newar, Queen's University


Narges Adab, University of British Columbia
Ruth Bakewell, University of Toronto
Isabel Diana Bedard, University of Ottawa
Christine Clement, University of Manitoba
Becky Desjardins, University of Western Ontario
Vanessa Hawes, University of Toronto
Marie-Christine Jobin-Chayer, University of Montreal
Nicole Moran, University of Alberta
Kerry Oulton, Queen's University (MSc OT program)
Sebastien Pollet, McGill University
Justine Poulin, University of Laval
Catherine Schmidt, Dalhousie University
Astrid Scholte, McMaster University
Heather Wright, Queen's University (BSc OT program)


Sonya Christophersen, McGill University
Stephanie Chung, University of British Columbia
Johanne Howell, University of Toronto
Vincenzina L'Aurora, Queen's University
Darryl Lacombe, University of Alberta
Audrey Laliberté, University of Ottawa
Sabrina Larose-Babin, University of Laval
Emily Levitt, McMaster University
Sarah MacKenzie, Dalhousie University
Kendra MacKinnon, University of Manitoba
Shanon Phelan, University of Western Ontario
Valérie Thibault, University of Montreal


Sylvia Arruda, Queen's University
Marie Beaumont, University of Ottawa
Marie-Hélène Biron , McGill University
Julie Charbonneau, University of Montreal
Heidi Haldemann, Dalhousie University
Debra Johnston, University of Western Ontario
Alison Leduc, McMaster University
Jana Phung, University of Alberta
Valérie Poulin, University of Laval
Heidi Reznick, University of Toronto
Tracie Jo Sparks, University of British Columbia
Katrina Wernikowski, University of Manitoba
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