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Ward Family Summer Student Research Program

The Ward Family Summer Student Research Program is a highly prestigious student experience offered by the Bloorview Research Institute (BRI) giving undergraduate students an opportunity to experience a unique interdisciplinary mentorship within the field of childhood disability research.

Successful incumbents will work with a BRI Scientist and their team on a research project, participate in lunch and learns and other activities to enhance both their training and research experience. The program will culminate with an opportunity for students to showcase their work at the annual Ward Student Research Day, which will be held this year in July 2023.

The 12-week program runs from May 1 to July 21, 2023.

Learn more about our 2022 Ward Summer students

The program is generously supported by the Ward Family Foundation.


Compensation

  • The program runs for 12 weeks from May 1 to July 21, 2023 
  • Students will be paid $15.50 per hour based on a 37.5 hour week (full-time), less statutory deductions, including 4% in lieu of vacation and relevant statutory holiday pay
  • Students will be paid biweekly through payroll

Application Process

Applications for the 2023 Ward Family Summer Student Research Program are now open. 

To apply, visit the Holland Bloorview Careers page and search for the 2023 Ward summer student positions including the Indigenous and Lived Experience streams. 

Below are the links to apply to the following specialty streams:

2023 Summer Student with Lived Experience Opportunity

https://www.appone.com/MainInfoReq.asp?R_ID=5183549

2023 Summer Research Student - Indigenous Stream

https://www.appone.com/MainInfoReq.asp?R_ID=5187334


Deadline for applications: February 1st, 2023

Deadline for applications for the Indigenous Stream: February 8th, 2023
 


 

2023 Summer Student with Lived Experience Opportunity

As part of this program, the Bloorview Research Institute has a dedicated position for undergraduate and/or college students living with a disability. This position was established to enhance the inclusion of young people with disabilities in pediatric research.

Like all positions within the Ward Summer Student Research Program, this opportunity will expose the successful candidate to the field of research and pediatric rehabilitation while providing them with a unique mentorship experience. 
 

2023 Summer Research Student - Indigenous Stream

The Bloorview Research Institute has two dedicated positions for undergraduate and/or college students who are of Indigenous, First Nations, Métis, and/or Inuit descent. These positions were established to enhance the inclusion of all young peoples in pediatric research.

Similar to the positions within the Ward Summer Student Research Program, this opportunity will expose the successful candidate to the field of research and pediatric rehabilitation while providing them with a unique mentorship experience.

Both of these student streams are generously supported by CIBC.

About the Scientists

Scientists who are accepting student(s) for the 2023 Ward Family Summer Student Research Program, Summer Research Student with Lived Experience and Summer Research Student - Indigenous Stream positions are listed in each individual job posting.