Assistant Professor, Teaching Stream
Department of Physical Therapy, Temerty Faculty of Medicine
As a physical therapist and educator for over 25 years, Professor Euson Yeung has observed the tremendous potential of equipping learners to tackle the ambiguities and complexities of clinical practice. His involvement in supervising physical therapy students early in his career sparked a keen interest in professional education, which subsequently led him to complete a PhD in health professions education. In his current role as an Assistant Professor, Teaching Stream in the Department of Physical Therapy, he is actively involved in curriculum development and teaching in the Master of Science in Physical Therapy program. As a seasoned educator, Professor Yeung has a particular interest in exploring how physical therapy education can best prepare learners for significant impact. His education scholarship centres around the pursuit of critical thinking and resilience in the face of the evolving challenges of today’s health care system. Drawing on his experience in renewing and designing curricula, his research explores the philosophies of education we have adopted, our current education practices, and tensions that arise as a result of misalignments between the two. His scholarly work not only informs his teaching practices but also plays a critical role in developing faculty development initiatives to support educators in helping learners make an impact now and in their future endeavours.