Dalhousie’s School of Occupational Therapy invites you to attend “Empowering Occupation: The bumpy road to wheelchair provision in under-resourced communities” with Kelly Bang lecturer Amira Tawashy (MSc’12).

Tawashy is an occupational therapist with a keen interest in wheelchair provision and spinal cord injuries, particularly in under-resourced settings. She has mentored occupational therapists, physiotherapists, and community-based rehabilitation workers in Southeast Asia, Eastern Africa, and Ukraine in both community and in-patient rehabilitation settings to incorporate evidence-based care into their daily practice.

Tawashy is an instructor in the Dalhousie Occupational Therapy program. She also works with neurosurgery and assistive technology portfolios of Nova Scotia Health, and is a consultant to the World Health Organization and an outspoken member of both the International Society of Wheelchair Professionals and the Wheelchair Research Team (Halifax, NS ).


Register to attend the lecture either on campus or virtually (the event link will be shared closer to the event date).

About Kelly Bang

Kelly Bang was a nationally known occupational therapist, lecturer, writer, artist, and counsellor for survivors of child and sexual abuse. The Kelly Bang Memorial Lecture was established by her family to honour those whose research, practice, teaching, and advocacy advance opportunities for women and other marginalized adults within their communities.