MSOT Awards


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

NOTE: New email address for the MSOT Awards & Nominations Committee:

View the MSOT Award Reference Guide


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.


MSOT Book Prize

The MSOT Book Prize is awarded each year to the student who attains the second-highest standing in  the final year of University of Manitoba studies.

The award is a $100.00 gift certificate from the University of Manitoba Bookstore, presented by a MSOT representative at the School of Medical Rehabilitation’s October Convocation Luncheon and Awards Ceremony.

Students must have carried a full, normal course load during the final year to qualify for.


MSOT Student Research Award

The MSOT Student Research Award is granted to the University of Manitoba Occupational Therapy student with the highest marks in Statistics and Research Methods (OT 6350). The winner receives $100 at the School of Medical Rehabilitation’s December Awards Ceremony.


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 Occupational Therapist 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).