Janet Lundie to Take Lead on Professionalism Curriculum

Janet Lundie takes on the role of instructor. We are pleased she will join the Department on August 1 and lead the professionalism curriculum

I am delighted to join the Department of Physical Therapy at UBC as the new Instructor – Professionalism.

I graduated from the University of Manitoba BMR-PT program in 1982 and have loved working as a physiotherapist ever since. I have spent my whole career in the Lower Mainland and my area of clinical interest is older adult rehabilitation, team-based care, and education.  I would describe myself as an engaged member of the physiotherapy community in BC and have served in many leadership roles (both paid and volunteer) the most recent being a member of the Board of Directors of PABC. These opportunities have given me a vision of physiotherapy within an interprofessional health care system.

I caught the teaching bug when I was asked to lecture on limb loss management at UBC as a relatively new graduate working at Holy Family Hospital in 1988. I have worked in many settings and in different roles since but have always looked for educator opportunities. I believe that educators are critical to the health care system. Educators promote real change in practice by providing opportunities for critical thinking/ reflection along with the tools and resources that support clinicians in busy day to day practice.

I completed my MRSc in 2014 with the support of family, friends and colleagues. Completing the program gave me an opportunity to reflect on and reframe my concepts of physiotherapy practice within bodies of evidence.  I am looking forward to the challenge of developing curriculum informed by the emerging frameworks of Professionalism.

I love to spend time with family and friends kayaking, hiking, gardening and reading books.  My dog is my activity coach. No sitting for longer than 1 hour.