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 Education Resource Centre (SHERC)
SHERC an on-site resource library where both families and professionals can learn about developmental disabilities and borrow materials free of charge
Workshops & Conferences
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
- Orthotics and Prosthetics
- Therapeutic Recreation
Students from UBC, BCIT, and other colleges and universities receive training at Sunny Hill.
For more information on education call Sunny Hill at 604-453-8300 and ask for the team contact for each program.
Technologies such as Telehealth (videoconferencing) are used to share information with communities around the province and to facilitate information exchange among our community partners.
Sunny Hill hosts Tele-CDR (Child Development & Rehabilitation) educational sessions on the third Thursday of each month
Sunny Hill also makes good use of videoconferencing in other areas, including clinical teaching sessions to provide direct support to professionals working in remote locations.
For more information on Telehealth at Sunny Hill or to be added to the Tele-CDR email distribution list, contact the Sunny Hill Telehealth Coordinator, Althea Lopena: firstname.lastname@example.org