RELEARN Lab – 2019 At A Glance

RSI – Ontario Graduate Scholarship

Congratulations to RELEARN Lab PhD student Sarah Gregor on receiving a 2019-2020 Ontario Graduate Scholarship!

Sarah is a graduate of the Masters of Science in Physical Therapy program at the University of Toronto. As a physiotherapist, Sarah is interested to research rehabilitation questions that she can one day apply to her day-to-day practice. She is specifically interested in how walking can be improved after stroke. Sarah’s doctoral work explores the underlying mechanisms of temporal gait asymmetry in stroke survivors.

The Ontario Graduate Scholarship (OGS) program encourages excellence in graduate studies at publicly-assisted universities in Ontario. Since 1975, the OGS program has been providing merit-based scholarships to Ontario’s best graduate students in all disciplines of academic study.

RELEARN Research Week 2019

RELEARN Lab undergraduate research assistants Meria Djirar, Hayley Ng, and Filip Potempski presented the work they completed over the course of the summer at our RELEARN Research Day this year.

Great work everyone!

Rehab Week 2019

Lauren presented her work as a RELEARN lab undergraduate research assistant at Rehab Week 2019.

Lauren examined the feasibility of at-home participation in a dance class via live-streaming. The at-home group was compared to an in-class group on a variety of different outcomes. She found that a live-streamed, home dance program is a safe and feasible alternative to an in-class program for people with stroke. However, some of the benefits of the in-class program such as social connection may be lost.

Congrats Lauren!

First Dance Group Complete!

After 12 weeks and 24 dance classes, the first 9 participants of the dance study have graduated. Congratulations to all of our participants! We are excited and preparing for the next round of the study.

Thank you to our dance instructor, Miriam from danceAbilities, for her wonderful programming!

rehabINK Summer 2019 Issue 7 edited by RELEARN Lab’s Lucas Crosby!

RELEARN Lab PhD student Lucas Crosby joined rehabINK as a Junior Editor in 2017 to further develop skills in writing, editing, and project collaboration. He has since transitioned into the role of Website Editor and is looking forward to new rehabINK endeavours in 2019.

Click on the People tab to learn more about Lucas and his research.

rehabINK is bringing the stories of rehabilitation science out of the academy and into the world!

Find a profile piece on someone who has adapted to sudden loss of limb and sight. Challenge your thinking with articles on universal design, racialization and racism, and meaning in life. Experience a World Congress through the eyes of graduate students. And learn about rehabilitation through theatre, technology, and sound therapy.

Perfect for the beach, the coffee shop, or the transit ride home, Issue 7 offers a delightful blend of stories for every reader. Enjoy and share and find them on social media!

If you have questions about an upcoming submission process (September 2019), please contact the Managing Editor at

For general inquiries, please email the Editor-in-Chief, Adora Chui, at

Congratulations Sarah!

Congratulations to RELEARN Lab PhD student, Sarah Gregor on being presented with this year’s Community Service Award at the annual RSI Research Day!

Every year, the RSI Research Day event showcases and celebrates the research being conducted by the bright and talented graduate students of RSI via poster and oral presentations. This year marked several new additions to the program such as the RSI Scholarships and Endowed Awards Presentation where our well deserving student award recipients were recognized as well as our donors who continue to loyally support our departmental awards.

Click on the People tab to learn more about Sarah and her research.

Click here to learn more about the RSI Research Day event.