Eric Delisle


 I have worked as an occupational therapist in mental health since 1994 and in 2012 became the Clinical Lead for OT in Mental Health and Substance Use Services (MHSUS) for the Fraser Health Authority. This role included developing a community of practice, facilitating the development of tools and guidelines for foundational practice, and building educational opportunities for occupational therapists in MHSUS. In this role I have facilitated and developed workshops and online courses in rehabilitation and recovery.

I completed my Masters in Conflict Analysis and Management in 2015 from Royal Roads University, earning the Chancellorís award for highest academic performance. This experience changed my view of human relationships, personal growth, and professional development. I realized that conflict is at the core of learning and progress. Conflict sometimes forces us to challenge our biases and assumptions, and learning rarely happens without exposing ourselves to different perspectives with an open mind.

My relationship with UBC began as destination coordinator for student OT placements and I have also evaluated OT students in the group therapy program. In 2016, I became an Adjunct Professor for the Rehabilitation Science Online Program and instructor in the RHSC 509 and 581 courses.