Two CSSS-IUGS Occupational Therapists Receive Honours

June 30th, 2015

Patrick Filiatrault and Isabelle Matte (DSASA), both occupational therapists at the CSSS-IUGS, each received an award for their outstanding work.

Patrick Filiatrault works in intermediate resources and in non-institutional resources as well as in home care. Last April, he became the recipient of the Université de Sherbrooke's school of rehabilitation's Prix annuel du superviseur en ergothérapie (occupational therapy supervisor's yearly award) which is awarded to a supervisor who has distinguished himself through the quality of his supervision and through his involvement in clinical training repeatedly throughout the past few years. Mr. Filiatrault's fourth-year students nominated him for the award. The jury also took into consideration feedback from occupational therapy interns in their first, second and third years. It goes without saying that Mr. Filiatrault's students are behind the honour bestowed upon him. The award was given to Mr. Filiatrault at the Université de Sherbrooke's 5th symposium on occupational therapy and physiotherapy programs. Congratulations!

Isabelle Matte is a professional coordination assistant. Last May, she was awarded the Prix d'excellence en enseignement clinique (clinical teaching excellence award) for the Université de Sherbrooke's occupational therapy program. The award, given by the Canadian Association of Occupational Therapists, recognizes the contribution of a clinical educator to the practice. The recipient must distinguish himself or herself through excellence in clinical training and mentoring, as well as by serving as an inspiring role model to his or her students, encouraging them to passionately pursue their profession. Isabelle Matte has maintained a distinguished and outstanding track record as both a supervisor and a mentor. Her students often praise her work. Congratulations for this recognition which casts a positive light on the CSSS-IUGS throughout Canada!

Patrick Filiatrault, an occupational therapist, was given his award by Éric Constantin of the Université de Sherbrooke.

Isabelle Matte (4th from the left), professional coordination assistant in occupational therapy, received her award from Éric Constantin of the Université de Sherbrooke and on behalf of the Canadian Association of Occupational Therapists. She was accompanied by (from left to right): Nadine Larivière, occupational therapist and assistant professor at the Université de Sherbrooke's school of rehabilitation; Carmen Ramon-Moliner, occupational therapy clinical training coordinator at the Université de Sherbrooke's school of rehabilitation; and Suzanne Quénec'hdu, rehabilitation department head at the CSSS-IUGS.

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