Elly Park

Dr. Elly Park is an Assistant Professor of teaching in the Department of Occupational Science and Occupational Therapy at UBC. She is currently working in Prince George, BC as part of the Northern Rural Cohort MOT program.

Elly completed BSc at the University of British Columbia in Life Sciences, her MScOT at the University of Alberta in 2009. After a year of clinical practice, she went back to complete her PhD in the Faculty of Rehabilitation Medicine in 2015. Her doctoral study was a narrative inquiry with young women with learning difficulties involved in the Canadian criminal justice system.

Elly has been teaching in the MScOT program for five years at the University of Alberta. Her teaching experiences span from introductory anatomy courses and labs, to the capstone critical review project with individual students. She has especially enjoyed the smaller seminar groups where students are able to share their experiences and foster learning in an inclusive environment.

Elly is passionate about relational ethics, where the researcher and participant have prolonged engagement based on respect, empathy and equity. She is especially interested in community-based research and working with vulnerable populations through a lens of social justice