PT Graduate Student Association

Who We Are

A group of students dedicated to promote educational, professional and social interaction among members of the Physical Therapy program at the University of Toronto. The objectives of the Association are as follows:

  1. To enable participation of members in the wider interests available within the University of Toronto.
  2. To promote public awareness of the roles of PT.
  3. To promote awareness of current professional and political issues.
  4. To promote awareness of members’ needs to the Rehabilitation Sector and to the University of Toronto.
  5. To organize activities for the members 6) To recognize and award the merit of individual members. 

The committee as a whole acts as a vehicle of communication between the membership, the Rehabilitation Sector and the University of Toronto to support the educational and professional development of the members, to support the sharing of knowledge and research experience between members and other professionals or professional students and to encourage interprofessional teamwork.

May 2018 Greetings from the PT Graduate Students Association!

Over the past few months, our team has prepared fun events for students and faculty, and we’ve raised funds for many charitable organizations in the process! Here are a few things that we’ve done over the last few months:

Movember Dodgeball

Movember Dodgeball Charity Tournament – November 2017 – As part of our philanthropic initiative of the month, students organized a dodgeball tournament to raise money for the Movember foundation. Thanks to students and several generous donors, we were able to raise $1060 for the foundation to promote men’s health and awareness.






Deanna Lentini, Founder of Fix the Six

Fix The 6ix Clothing Drive – December 2017 – As part of our annual Festivus event, PT students teamed up with Fix The 6ix to organize a mitten and toque drive for the homeless population around Toronto. Fix The 6ix is a charity organization that seeks to humanize homelessness and address poverty issues in Toronto. A very special mention goes to Deanna Lentini, a first year UofT PT student, who founded Fix The 6ix in 2016 and distribution of new mittens and toques to those less fortunate just as the first snowflakes started to fall.



interACTION Conference – April 2018 – Several first and second year PT students attended this year’s OPA interACTION conference in Toronto. Students were introduced to the latest technology and opportunities in PT as well as numerous educational sessions throughout the weekend. Our OPA student representatives were also on hand to vote on key advocacy issues related to the Ontario Physiotherapy Association. Our current initiatives include planning a fun social event for National Physiotherapy Month, a charity basketball tournament for our first and second year students, and the Graduation Gala for the Class of 2018.


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Previous Posts 

Sick Kids Toy Drive – December 2016
As the philanthropic initiative of the month students and their friends & family raised $1,260 to purchase toys for Sick Kids. Therapeutic toys and furniture was then bought by a few students who then delivered the gifts to the physiotherapy department at Sick Kids. A large portion of this money was raised by first year students who as a class donated money to put together.

Students doing child's posa (yoga)
Group of students with 2 students holding yoga pose

“Exercising for a good CAAWS” – March 2017
On International Women’s Day, students participated in a yoga and bootcamp session led by two second year students to raise money for the Canadian Association for Advancement of Women in Sport. Students challenged each other to try new activities for a good cause.

Students wearing yellow shirts holding sign "Special Olympics FUN Fitness"

Special Olympics FUNfitness – April 2017
U of T PT first year students volunteered with Special Olympics Ontario to conduct fitness testing for special needs high school student athletes who compete in swimming and basketball. Physiotherapy students were able to assess the range of motion, endurance, flexibility, and strength of students and give them exercises to improve their overall fitness! For a few years now students have volunteered at this great event.

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