MSOT Awards


MSOT promotes the profession of occupational therapy by providing awards of recognition to occupational therapy students and practicing occupational therapists.

View the MSOT-Award-Reference-Guide-2021


25 Year Membership Acknowledgement

Each year, special recognition is given to current MSOT members to acknowledge their 25th anniversary as an active member of MSOT. Recipients are presented a certificate of recognition and a small gift of appreciation at the OT Celebration Night. One long-serving member will also receive one year free membership dues.

Mary Judd Research Award

The Mary Judd Research Award is designed to encourage and contribute to the growth of research on occupational performance and occupational therapy within Manitoba.The winner receives up to a maximum $1,000 in financial support towards their research.

MSOT Award for Professional Excellence in Fieldwork

The award is presented to the recipient at OT Celebration Night.

MSOTRF Presentation Award

The MSOTRF Presentation Award provides financial support towards the presentation of  original research findings by occupational therapists presenting at a national or international scientific meeting.

Outstanding OT Award

The Outstanding OT Award was established in 1989 as a means to honour a MSOT member who has made an outstanding contribution to the profession (MSOT Board members are not eligible while in office).

Professional Development Bursary

The Professional Development Bursary will be given out at the OT Celebration Night from a random draw of applicants.  This award of $200 supports MSOT members in attending professional development.  It is for professional development done in the previous year (March 1 – February 28th).

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