Anne FourtJill Stier Assistant Professor

Department of Occupational Science and Occupational Therapy
(416) 946-3903
jill.stier@utoronto.ca

School of Graduate Studies

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Biosketch

Jill Stier is an Assistant Professor and Graduate Coordinator in the Department of Occupational Science and Occupational Therapy. Jill’s role as the Graduate Coordinator involves the coordination of services and programs which affect several aspects of student life. Jill chairs the Student Affairs Committee which is responsible for admissions and awards, recruitment, student advising, academic performance including marks and the appeals process, student bursaries and scholarships. Jill has expertise with accessibility and accommodation strategies for graduate students.

Jill had many years of clinical experience working with individuals of all ages and had a special interest in the area of hand and burn rehabilitation. Jill has always had a passion for education and knowledge transfer which was evident in her past role as a Fieldwork Coordinator in the Department of Occupational Science and Occupational Therapy. Jill’s past experience has also included her leadership position as Director of Professional Development and Practice Support with the Ontario Society of Occupational Therapists (OSOT) where she applied knowledge transfer theory in the development, implementation and evaluation of OSOT’s professional development services.


Selected Recent Publications

  1. Holmes JD, Bossers AM, Polatajko HJ, Drynan DP, Gallagher MB, O'Sullivan CM, Slade AL, Stier J, Storr CA, Denney JL. (2010) 1000 fieldwork hours: Analysis of mulit-site evidence. Canadian Journal of Occupational Therapy 77(3) 135-43.
  2. Stier, J. (2008) Sid's Group: The Importance and Significance of Occupation in the Lives of Older Adults. Occupational Therapy Now, 10(1), 23-25.
  3. Stier, J. (2004). Occupation-based splinting. Occupational Therapy Now, 6(4), 19-21.

Recent Thesis/Projects Supervised

  1. Lo, Katy, MScOT Candidate & Yang, Jennifer MScOT Candidate, University of Toronto, Development of an Occupational Demands Measure for Occupational Therapy Fieldwork Placement. 2012/2013 (Co-Supervised- In Progress)
  2. MacKinnon, Chantel MScOT, & Asher, Sara MScOT, University of Toronto, Enhance our profession: Bring in the best occupational therapy students. 2011/2012 (Co-Supervised)
  3. Leung, Jacqueline MScOT, & Pirapakaran, Piraveena. MScOT, University of Toronto, Occupational Repertoires of Older Adults in a Community-Based Group. 2010/2011 (Co- Supervised)
  4. Lipszc, Deborah, MScOT, University of Toronto, Development and Pilot Testing of a Master of Science in Occupational Therapy (MScOT) Written Submission Measure. 2009/2010 (Co- Supervised)
  5. Fung, Victoria, MScOT, University of Toronto, The Use of Admission Criteria to Predict Academic and Clinical Performance in Masters of Occupational Therapy Programs. 2008/2009 (Co- Supervised)

Research Interests

Graduate admissions, educational assessments, student accommodations, evaluation tools, diversity and inclusion, clinical skills using simulated clients.


Current Courses

  • OCT 1142 H: Assessment in Occupational Therapy

Special Lectures / Keynote Speeches

  1. Stier, J., & Barker, D. The Increased Complexity in Student Accommodations in Fieldwork Placements, Canadian Association of Occupational Therapists. Victoria, British Columbia, June 2013.
  2. K. Lo., J. Yang, Stier, J., Barker, D. & Hebert, D. Making fieldwork placements more accessible: A novel occupational demands measure. Canadian Association of Occupational Therapists. Victoria, British Columbia, June 2013

  3. Stier, J., Walsh, C., Nelles, L.J., & Carnahan, H. Standardized Patient Led Acting Workshop as a Means to Enhance the Communication Skills of Health Professions Trainees. Research in Medical Education. San Francisco, November 2012.
  4. Stier, J. Disability and Accommodations in OT Programs. Association for Canadian Occupational Therapy Programs (ACOTUP) Education Session, Canadian Association of Occupational Therapists. Quebec City, QC. June 2012.
  5. Stier, J., Walsh, C., Nelles, L.J., & Carnahan, H. Peer Role-Playing to Improve Occupational Therapy Students’ Communication Skills. Canadian Association of Occupational Therapists. Quebec City, Quebec, June 2012.
  6. MacKinnon, C., Asher, S., Stier, J., & Cameron, J. Enhance our profession: Bring in the best occupational therapy students. Canadian Association of Occupational Therapists. Quebec City, Quebec , June 2012.
  7. Sangrar, R., Estioko, V., Furrow, A., Cockburn, L., Stier, J. & Trentham, B. Student Occupational Therapists’ Experiences of Transcultural Competency Development. Canadian Association of Occupational Therapists. Quebec City, Quebec , June 2012 .
  8. Nelles, L.J., Stier, J. Walsh, C., & Carnahan, H. Improving communication skills of occupational therapy students through peer-role play: Implications for communication skills teaching. Association of Standardized Patient Educators (ASPE). San Diego, California, June 2012.
  9. Leung, J., Pirapakaran, P., Stier, J., Davis, J., & Trentham, B. Occupational Repertoires of Older Adults in a Community- Based Group. Canadian Association of Occupational Therapists. Saskatoon, Saskatchewan, June 2011.
  10. Lipszc, D., Stier, J., & Cameron. J. Development and Pilot Testing of a Master of Science in Occupational Therapy (MScOT) Written Submission Measure. Canadian Association of Occupational Therapists. Saskatoon, Saskatchewan, June 2011.

 

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