UBC Reports | Vol. 48 | No. 5 | Mar.
The Faculty of Education has launched Canada's first ever master's
degree program in Vocational Rehabilitation Counselling.
The two-year program, operating from UBC's Point Grey campus and
UBC at Robson Square, will train students in a broad spectrum of
rehabilitation services including disability management in order
to help people with disabilities effectively integrate or re-integrate
into the community and workforce.
Its interdisciplinary focus will bring together instructors from
the faculties of Medicine and Education and the School of Rehabilitation
Sciences. The Workers' Compensation Board of B.C. contributed to
an endowment fund to support the new program. Another major sponsor
is Great-West Life Assurance Company.
The program will be co-ordinated by Assoc. Prof. Izabela Schultz
in the Faculty of Education.