Leadership Rehab Rounds

The Leadership Rehab Rounds (LRR) is a Rehab Sector* initiative that brings together students, postdoctoral researchers, faculty and invited external experts to share detailed information about their completed projects, comprehensive research programs and current events topical for rehabilitation science.

Each Leadership Rehab Rounds will consist of a maximum 40 minute talk, a 10 minute scientific question period and transition to an open-ended social allowing students, postdoctoral researchers, faculty and external experts to carry forward the conversation. Presenters will range from senior students and postdoctoral researchers presenting results of completed projects and faculty presenting completed projects, program overviews, or topical commentaries and tutorials. Senior faculty presenters, including invited experts, are strongly encouraged to come prepared to share the successes and challenges of their professional journey with students, postdoctoral researchers and junior faculty.

The goals of the Leadership Rehab Rounds are to:

  1. Foster greater breadth and depth of interdisciplinary knowledge in the rehabilitation and related sciences,
  2. Meet curricular needs of RSI students;
  3. Promote collegial, critical scientific inquiry,
  4. Foster internal and external collaborative relationships and of course 
  5. Have fun!

NOTE: Due to COVID-19, all LRR's will be held virtually until further notice. Please visit the event page for login details.

*The Rehabilitation Sciences Sector is made up of four main departments:

For more details about each department, please visit their individual department websites.

Upcoming LRR:


Linda Thøring Øverberg, PhD Candidate
OsloMet University, Norway
Visiting Scholar, Safe Independent Mobility, KITE Research Institute
Toronto Rehabilitation Institute University Health Network
Title: "Understanding How High Intensity Interval Training (HIIT) Affects the Brain"
Date: October 27, 2021

Previous Rounds:


Sin-Tung Lau

Research Associate, Home, Community, & Institutional Environments Team
KITE Research Institute, UHN-Toronto Rehab

"A Canadian Roadmap for Accessibility Standards" OCT 13,

Dr. Onye Nnorom

PhD, Associate Program Director | Public Health & Preventative Medicine Residency Program & 
Equity Diversity and Inclusion Lead & Black Health Theme Lead | Faculty of Medicine, University of Toronto

"Racism, Health Research and Black Lives" JUN 16, 2021 Recording N/A

Dr. Christie Burton

PhD, Research Associate | Hospital for Sick Children

"Insights From our Journey to Find the Genes for ADHD" JUN 2, 2021 MP4
To access more recordings to our previous rounds!


For more information, please contact: rehab.sector@utoronto.ca