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Bloorview Research Institute

Student Opportunities: The Ward Family Foundation Summer Student Endowment Program

Applications for the 2008 summer program are now closed. Information on the 2009 summer program will be available on this website in January 2009.

The Bloorview Research Institute is located at Bloorview Kids Rehab, Canada’s largest children’s rehabilitation teaching hospital fully affiliated with the University of Toronto. The Institute is dedicated to three areas of research: evaluation of care, innovation and development, and participation. With a vision to be an international leader in pediatric rehabilitation research, the Institute recognizes the importance of building capacity and training the next generation of rehabilitation scientists.

This program gives students an opportunity to work side by side with some of Canada’s leading children’s rehabilitation scientists in an interdisciplinary research environment.  

The 12-week program runs during the period from May/June to July/August. Specific start dates are arranged directly with the hiring scientists.

While participating in the program, students are required to attend a number of seminars given by leading health care professionals. Students must also showcase their work at The Ward Family Summer Student Research Day, where each student is asked to prepare a poster and give a short presentation on their summer research.

Students are encouraged to learn more about Bloorview’s scientists and their research areas.

Who is eligible?

At the time of application, students must be in 1st, 2nd, 3rd, or 4th year of an undergraduate degree program. Students in medical school may also apply. Students registered in a MSc/MA or PhD program are not eligible for summer studentships.

What is funded?

The stipend is $4726.80 (based on an hourly rate of $10.10 for a 37.5 hour week, including 4% in lieu of vacation) for the 12-week program. Students will be paid bi-weekly through payroll.

How do I apply?

Interested applicants are advised to review Bloorview's scientist profiles and to directly contact (via email) the scientist(s) they wish to work with.

Please note, scientist profiles marked with an asterisks(*) are currently hiring.

Students should be prepared to submit their resume, university transcripts and a letter of reference (from a professor or previous employer) as per the scientist's hiring requirements.

Due to the volume of applications received, only students selected for an interview will be contacted.

When is the application deadline?

Students are encouraged to apply as soon as possible. Decisions must be made by April 1, 2008.

Bloorview offers research opportunity for students, OACRS article

For more information about this program, please contact:

Rohini Soni
Bloorview Research Institute
Bloorview Kids Rehab
150 Kilgour Road
Toronto, Ontario M4G 1R8
Tel: 416.424.3861
Fax: 416.425.1634
Email: rsoni at bloorview dot ca *(see Note below)

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