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About the Program

The Ward Summer Student Research Program is a highly prestigious student experience offered by the Bloorview Research Institute (BRI) that provides opportunities to undergraduate students to experience a unique interdisciplinary mentorship within the field of research.

Successful incumbents will work with a BRI Scientist and their team on a research project and showcase their research to the organization and visitors at the annual Ward Student Research Day held on Tuesday, July 20, 2021. As part of the program, successful candidates will participate in events such as Lunch & Learns, Wheelchair Basketball, the Ward Summer Student Research Day and other BRI-related events to enhance both their training and research experience.

This 12-week program runs from May 3 to July 23, 2021.

Learn more about our 2020 Ward Summer students and student scholarship winners!
 

About the Scientists

Scientists who are accepting student(s) for the 2021 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.

 

2021 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. 
 

2021 Summer Research Student - Indigenous Stream

The Bloorview Research Institute has a dedicated position for undergraduate and/or college students who are of Indigenous, First Nations, Métis, and/or Inuit descent. This position was established to enhance the inclusion of all young peoples 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.


Compensation

  • The program runs for 12 weeks from May 3 to July 23, 2021 
  • Students will be paid $14.25 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 2021 Ward Summer Student Research Program, including the Summer Research Student with Lived Experience and Summer Research Student - Indigenous Stream, are now open.  

Please apply here. 

Deadline to apply: February 28th, 2021 at 11:59 p.m.

Successful candidates will be contacted for interviews in February to March.

Only applications submitted through Holland Bloorview’s Current Job Opportunities page will be accepted. Applications submitted via email will NOT be accepted.

For other opportunities within the Bloorview Research Institute, please visit the Current Job Opportunities page. Use the search function to find or filter all available positions within the Bloorview Research Institute.

We receive a high volume of applicants for this prestigious program each year. As part of the competitive application process, there may be pre-qualifying questions for each opportunity. If you do not meet the specific requirements, you will not be able to move further in the application process. Please ensure you answer accurately. Please do not contact scientists directly regarding your application.

For any questions about these positions, please contact Jeannie Fong, research coordinator, Bloorview Research Institute, at jfong@hollandbloorview.ca