First Edition of RehabINK

Dear rehabINK reader,

Since you are here, you must be wondering: what exactly is RehabINK all about? Well, RehabINK is a digital publication project that was both founded and created by a group of Rehabilitation Science students at the University of Toronto. Our hope was that through this publication, we would be able to bring together our community and allow students, faculty and researchers alike, to showcase their work. Our vision is to create a sustainable student-run publication, which will allow students to gain experience with the journal production and writing process. But most importantly we hope that this publication will help to spark discussion around the many thought-provoking topics we deal with every day. For that reason, you will notice rehabINK is intended to be more like a “think tank” rather than a scientific journal.

Our first call for abstracts, which led to the articles you are about to read, encouraged our authors to showcase their original research work, reviews/critiques of existing pieces of literature, or an opinion/editorial regarding a current hot-topic related to rehabilitation science. Authors were encouraged to keep the lay-reader in mind when writing so as to facilitate the translation of knowledge to individuals outside of their research area.

Our first issue aimed to focus on the “Fields of Study in the Rehabilitation Sciences”. Fields include: movement science, occupational science, rehabilitation health service studies, rehabilitation technology science, cognitive rehabilitation sciences and speech-language pathology. There is a lot to look forward to; submissions showcased in this month’s edition include a gender-based approach in rehabilitation, memory and discourse production, rehabilitation research on healthy individuals and concussion recovery in youth.

This amazing project would not have been possible without the help of many individuals. We would like to thank Dr. Angela Colantonio, the Rehabilitation Sciences Institute and the Rehabilitation Sciences Graduate Student Union (RSGSU), for their continued support as we embarked on this challenging task. We would also like to express our sincere appreciation to all of our colleagues who hopped aboard and wrote these very interesting articles. Finally, we would like to thank you, our reader, for taking the time to be here. We hope you will enjoy everything rehabINK has to offer. .

Lastly, if you have a theme for an upcoming issue or an article that you would like to publish, let us know. We would love to hear from you!


The RehabINK Editorial Team