Governor General of Canada

Governor General of Canada

November 28, 2012 14:38 ET

Media Advisory: Her Excellency Sharon Johnston to Give Keynote Address at the Third Edith Aston-McCrimmon Lecture Series at McGill University

OTTAWA, ONTARIO--(Marketwire - Nov. 28, 2012) - Her Excellency Sharon Johnston will deliver a keynote address at the third Edith Aston-McCrimmon Lecture Series on "The Adaptability of Rehabilitation Science: A Half-Century Perspective from a SPOT Grad" to School of Physical and Occupational Therapy (SPOT) faculty, students and alumni, on Thursday, November 29, 2012, at 4 p.m., at the McGill Faculty Club Ballroom (3450 McTavish Street, Montréal). The lecture will conclude with a question and answer period with invited guests.

In 1966, Mrs. Johnston completed her studies in physical and occupational therapy at the University of Toronto. Later, she completed a Bachelor of Science at the University of Western Ontario, a Master of Science at McGill University, and obtained her Ph.D. in Rehabilitation Science at McGill University. As part of her role as spouse of the Governor General, Her Excellency is interested in initiatives that address and ease stigmas often attached to mental health issues, while focusing on family and children.

About the Edith Aston-McCrimmon Lecture Series

The Edith Aston-McCrimmon Lecture Series honours Professor Edith Aston-McCrimmon and her dedication to students, colleagues, and to the entire physical and occupational therapy profession. This annual event brings together educators, practitioners and students, and encourages alumni to return to their alma mater for an engaging professional development opportunity.

Media wishing to cover the event must contact McGill University.

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