Mubeenaa Rahman and Louisa Tsoukalas from the University of Toronto. Mubeenaa and Louisa are completing their Master of Science in Occupational Therapy Placement with us. Over their eight-week placement with SIA Mubeenaa and Louisa will develop an infographic and recommendations to improve the accessibility of our e-learning course before making the program widely available to our clients and social benefit organizations. We look forward to learning from them and sharing the knowledge with our clients.
Mubeenaa is a second year OT student who has 10+ years experience working with community centres across the GTA including Woodgreen Community Centre and Cecil Community Centre as a Program Assistant and Organizer during her undergraduate career. She also has experience as an Outreach and Events Director at the Muslim Students Association at the University of Toronto throughout her undergrad. She is currently completing qualitative analysis in her current research project exploring social network factors that may be impacting Type 2 Diabetes management and prevention in South Asian communities in the Peel region. Through these opportunities, she has experience observing and assessing the needs and gaps of equity-deserving populations. She has completed a masters level course on program evaluation, with knowledge conducting population needs analyses and environmental scans.
Louisa is also a second year OT student who has dedicated over 1000 hours to non-profit organizations and community partners in the greater Montreal Area. Her experience working with different populations is diverse, including working with all ages such as children as young as the age of 2 to older adults aged 103. Her current research includes the completion of scoping review on the current literature published on gamification elements in online caregiver education interventions. Louisa has also completed a masters level course on program evaluation, with knowledge conducting population needs analyses and environmental scans.