The 27th USC Chan Occupational Science Symposium

Friday, November 5, 2021

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Virtual Event

The 27th USC Chan Occupational Science Symposium, “Occupations, Disrupted: Pandemics and the Reshaping of Everyday Life,” will be held on November 5, 2021.

The virtual event will explore how the COVID-19 pandemic has altered the shape of everyday occupations and intersected with overlapping crises related to systemic racism and inequalities.

  • The Symposium will feature Dr. Roshan Galvaan from the University of Cape Town as the Wilma West Lecturer, Dr. Lawrence A. Palinkas from the USC School of Social Work as the Keynote Lecturer, and Dr. Gelya Frank from the USC Chan Division as the closing Keynote Lecturer.
  • The event will also include a live panel discussion with scholars within and outside of the USC Chan Division, including Dr. Sharon Cermak from the USC Chan Division, Dr. Genevieve Dunton from the USC Keck School of Medicine, Dr. Manuel Pastor from the USC Dornsife College of Letters, Arts, and Sciences, and Dr. Reginald Tucker-Seeley from the USC School of Gerontology.
  • Before and after the event, registered participants will also be able to engage with asynchronous presentations from USC faculty members, staff, and students. Asynchronous presentations will be available for viewing November 1-30.
  • Recorded elements of the synchronous event will be made available to registered participants for viewing after November 5 through November 30.

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Event Type

Lecture / Talk / Workshop


Students, Alumni, Faculty/Staff


Other Location


Mrs. T.H. Chan Division of Occupational Science and Occupational Therapy
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