• The 2015 Pursuit Award Finalists...
  • April 13, 2015

    The 2015 Pursuit Award Finalists

    The time has nearly arrived for the Bloorview Research Institute’s fifth annual Pursuit Award Ceremony, held on May 5, 2015. The Pursuit Award recognizes recent PhD graduates around the world for their remarkable achievements in childhood disability research.

    The BRI is pleased to announce this year’s finalists who will attend and present their work. The Pursuit Award is funded by Holland Bloorview Foundation donors David and Anne Ward and the Bloorview Research Institute.

    Lisa Rivard
    McMaster University,Hamilton, Canada

    Do they ‘look’ the same? Exploring where children with and without coordination difficulties pay attention during a real-world motor task

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    Sarah Verdon     

    Charles Sturt University, Bathurst, Australia

    Embracing diversity, creating equality: Supporting the speech, language, and communication of culturally and linguistically diverse children

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    Amanda Fuentes

    York University, Toronto, Canada

    Social Information Processing and Working Memory Following Pediatric Stroke

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    Tom Chau, VP of Research, applauds the finalists for their achievements in childhood disability research. “Through the generosity of the Ward family, the Pursuit Awards are an opportunity to celebrate and learn about inspiring research worldwide from the best of the next generation of childhood disability researchers,” says Dr. Chau.

    BRI judges will be joined by Dr. Keith Yeates, renowned pediatric neuropsychologist in traumatic brain injury in children and youth from the University of Calgary, who will be the event’s keynote speaker and guest judge.

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