Occupational Therapy Professional Development Committee

Jenelle Weidner, Calgary Rep

Name & PDC Position: Jenelle Weidner (PDC Rep Calgary)

Hometown: Vancouver

Undergraduate Degree: Kinesiology

What made you pursue OT, and where do you see yourself going: Working in respite care started it all. I’ve done a 180 turn since entering the program, and really see myself working in neuro rehabilitation, mental health or with older adults. Or all 3!

What you enjoy most about the program: My classmates – we’re a pretty close knit group, it makes class nearly always enjoyable.

Fun piece of information about yourself: I visited Malawi this past summer and I have 6 older bros.

One piece of advice to first year students: If you’re worried about anything right now for 1st year, don’t be. OT is the most supportive group ever. (also, don’t buy all the textbooks before week 1)