Saturday, April 18, 2009

Stories of Sport, Disability, Rehabilitation, presentations by Brett Smith, Arthur Frank

Toronto Rehab and Toronto Rehabilitation Institute Research Department
and Spiritual Care Services


Dr. Brett Smith, PhD
Qualitative Research Unit
School of Sport and Health Sciences
University of Exeter

Dr. Brett Smith’s research interests revolve around the
psycho-social dimensions of spinal cord injury and
stories of disability. He is the co-editor of the journal
Qualitative Research in Sport and Exercise, and has
published extensively in a variety of medical, psychology,
and sociology journals.

Encountering Chaos: Exploring Responses to
a Spinal Cord Injury Narrative

Monday, April 27, 2009

12:00 - 1:00pm
Class Room A and B
Lyndhurst Centre
520 Sutherland Drive, Toronto

When Bodies Need Narratives: The Case of Becoming
Disabled Through Sport

Tuesday, April 28, 2009

12:00 - 1:00pm
Lecture Theatre
University Centre
550 University Avenue, Toronto

Dr. Arthur W. Frank
Department of Sociology
University of Calgary

Arthur Frank is a Professor of Sociology at the University of
Calgary and during 2008-09 has been visiting Professor
in the Dalla Lana School of Public Health at University
of Toronto. The core of his work is the study of illness
experience. His first book, At the Will of the Body, is the
story of his own illnesses and won the annual writers’
award from the National Coalition for Cancer Survivorship
in the US. His second book, The Wounded Storyteller,
sets out a framework of illness narratives that has been
taken up by many researchers, including Brett Smith and
Andrew Sparkes. His most recent book, The Renewal of
Generosity, won the 2008 annual medal in bioethics from
the Royal Society of Canada. His current projects include
SSHRC-funded research on people’s use of information
and communications technology in doing health work,
and also a CIHR-funded project on moral distress among
workers in pediatric intensive care units.

Wounded Storytellers and Since: Lessons from the Last
Fifteen Years, Especially about Rehabilitation

Friday, April 24, 2009

12:00 - 1:00pm
Lecture Theatre
University Centre
550 University Avenue, Toronto

If you have any questions, please contact Jim Huth, Ethics and Spiritual Care at
416-597-3422, ext. 3716.
Toronto Rehabilitation Institute