UW-Madison Occupational Therapy Program Annual Caroline Thompson Lecture

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Occupational Therapy
School of Education
2120 Medical Sciences Center
1300 University Avenue
MadisonWI  53706-1691

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Caroline Thompson Memorial Lecture Series


2016 Lecture

Debbie Laliberte Rudman, PhD, OT Reg. (Ont.)
"​Addressing occupation as situated: Potential contributions of transformative occupation-focused scholarship and practice"

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List of Previous Speakers

See a list of previous speakers, their topics and links to more information on some of our more recent lectures.

About the Lecture Series

Caroline Goss Thompson, professor emerita of the Occupational Therapy Program, died on December 4, 2004, in Madison, Wisc. at the age of 95. Thompson came to the University of Wisconsin in 1945 as the director of the newly formed Occupational Therapy Program. Her leadership and great dedication to this small undergraduate OT program allowed it to grow into a nationally recognized site of educational excellence in the field. Those of us privileged to know Thompson as a colleague and a friend will remember her tireless commitment to occupational therapy, her skills in bringing people together, her openness to new ideas, her encouraging spirit, and her vision for the future. This lecture honors the memory of Caroline Goss Thompson - scholar, dedicated leader, collaborator and generous friend of the University. This memorial lecture is supported by alumni contributions to the University of Wisconsin Foundation.

The Caroline Thompson Lecture and Reception are free and open to the public. Advanced reservations are required. Please contact the Occupational Therapy Program office at:

2120 Medical Sciences Center
1300 University Avenue Madison, WI 53706

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