Congratulations to Sharon Switzer-McIntyre on receiving the University of Toronto President’s Teaching Award, the university’s highest honour for teaching (University of Toronto, 2023).

This Award is in recognition of Sharon Switzer-McIntyre’s ongoing contributions to educational leadership and innovation and her sustained excellence in teaching. During her 25 years in the department of Physical Therapy at the University of Toronto, Sharon Switzer-McIntyre has been deeply involved in innovative curricular design, development and delivery, learner assessment, mentorship, administration and leadership activities. Her students consistently praise her engaging style and interactive teaching approach.

She has also been directly responsible for leading a team of faculty in the development and implementation of the Ontario Internationally Educated Physiotherapy Bridging (OIEPB) Program, which has successfully prepared internationally educated physiotherapists for practice in Canada.

Sharon has been a Physiotherapist leader for many years and an active supporting member of the Association, volunteering for projects and groups nationally and provincially. She is also a previous Chair of the Canadian Council of Physiotherapy Programs.

“Sharon is truly an exceptional educator and mentor who is passionate about teaching and improving the lives of all students. She is committed to equity, diversity and inclusion in everything that she does. I can think of no one more deserving of this award,” says Susan Jaglal, Chair of the Department of Physical Therapy.


University of Toronto, (2023, May 29). Sharon Switzer-McIntyre receives 2023 President’s Teaching Award. Department of Physical Therapy.