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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 21, 2020. 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 4, 2020 to July 24, 2020.

Learn more about our 2019 Ward Summer students and student scholarship winners!

Applications for the 2020 Ward Summer Student Research Program, excluding the Summer Student of Indigenous Descent Opportunity, are now closed

Please visit our website in December for more details regarding the 2021 Ward Summer Student Research Program opportunities.

About the Scientists

Scientists who are accepting student(s) for the 2020 Ward Family Summer Student Research Program, Summer Student with Lived Experience and Summer Student of Indigenous Descent positions are listed in each individual job posting.

 

2020 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. 

This position is currently closed for the 2020 Ward Summer Student Research Program. For more information regarding this opportunity next year, please visit our website in December 2020.
 

2020 Summer Student of Indigenous Descent Opportunity

As a new addition to the Ward Summer Student Research Program, 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.

For more details about the position and the application process, please apply here. The deadline for applications is March 13, 2020 at 11:59 p.m.

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

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.

For any questions about these positions, please email BRIevents@hollandbloorview.ca


Compensation

  • The program runs for 12 weeks from May 4, 2020 – July 24, 2020 
  • Students will be paid $14.00 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 Information

Applications for the above mentioned positions, excluding the 2020 Summer Student of Indigenous Descent position, are now closed.

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.

Only successful candidates will be contacted for interviews in February or early March.

Please do not contact scientists directly regarding your application. If you have any questions or concerns, please contact BRIevents@hollandbloorview.ca