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Pursuit Award

Holland Bloorview’s research institute is proud to host the annual Pursuit Award competition on June 1 – recognizing PhD students and recent alumni from across the globe for their outstanding contributions to and achievements in childhood disability research.

Some of the leading young minds across the country apply to this prestigious award competition each year, showcasing their research and its impact on the field of childhood disability.

This year, due to COVID19 restrictions, the competition will be held virtually. Three finalists will be selected to present their research to a panel of judges comprised of researchers, family leaders and senior executives. The recipients of the awards will receive $3,000 (first place), $2,000 (second place) and $1,000 (third place).

Additionally, the competition will feature a keynote interview with Dr. Stephanie Snow, first-place recipient of the 2020 Pursuit Awards, and a family who was closely involved in her research in a program to improve care to children with autism around the time of their surgery.

The annual Pursuit Award is made possible by the generous contributions of Holland Bloorview Foundation donors, The Ward Family Foundation, and the Bloorview Research Institute.

Event Agenda

9 to 10:30 a.m.

Welcome remarks
Research presentations
Keynote interview with Dr. Stephanie Snow
Award Presentation Ceremony
Closing remarks

Zoom Webinar
Passcode: 9509793

For more information, please contact

Application Process for the 2022 Pursuit Award



How to apply