Learning & education
Sunny Hill is dedicated to promoting the healthy development of children. We are also a resource for educational services and information about disabilities. Sunny Hill is part of a larger academic health science centre, associated with the University of British Columbia as well as other universities and colleges across Canada. This association gives Sunny Hill the opportunity to take a leadership role in enhancing knowledge and understanding in the field of child development and rehabilitation, and to evaluate and promote innovative approaches to delivering service.
Sunny Hill's commitment to sharing information with families and to continuing education for health professionals includes:
Sunny Hill has several specialized websites that help to distribute information and promote learning and education. They are: Child Development and Rehabilitation - CDR, Seating and Mobility, Tele-CDR, Walkipedia (Gait Lab)
Sunny Hill uses new technology such as online mentoring via iChat, self-paced learning on the Sunny Hill e-Learning website , and videoconferencing using Telehealth (also see our Tele-CDR page) to provide educational opportunities for both health professionals and members of the community.
Sunny Hill hosts monthly videoconferenced educational sessions - Tele-CDR Rounds - on a wide range of clinical topics. Sunny Hill also organizes the ISS - International Seating Symposium - a bi-annual event that brings together clinicians and educators from around the world on the topic of seating and mobility.
Over 150 students attend clinics and clinical rotations at Sunny Hill each year.
Sunny Hill trains students in:
- Physical Therapy
- Occupational Therapy
- Speech and Language Pathology
- Social Work
- Therapeutic Recreation
Students from UBC, BCIT, and other colleges and universities receive training at Sunny Hill.
For more information about education at Sunny Hill, contact Kimberly Miller, Senior Leader of Clinical Education and Special Projects at 604.453.8391.