Fall Graduation 2021

Congratulations to the UBC Department of Physical Therapy Class of 2021.

This week was an important one for the Department with the graduation of the MPT class of 2021. Following a virtual UBC convocation on Thursday, the Department held its reception for the graduates on Friday. A big thank you to everyone who spoke at the ceremony, including:

Sue Murphy – Department head, Department of Physical Therapy

Dr Roger Wong – Vice-Dean, Faculty of Medicine 

Vincent Cunanan – Okanagan Director, Physiotherapy Association of British Columbia (PABC) 

Maureen Duggan – Board Chair, College of Physical Therapists of British Columbia (CPTBC) 

Tara Newell – Manager, Alumni Engagement, Faculty of Medicine 

Nancy Cho – UBC Alumna, BSc (Rehab) 1982 

Jackie Whittaker – Assistant Professor, Department of Physical Therapy 

Gavin Tonkin – Master of Physical Therapy, Class of 2021 


Huge congratulations to all our grads who have succeeded in completing the demanding 26 months in the MPT program despite delays and changes caused by the pandemic. We wish them all the very best as they start their exciting new careers!

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