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Effective Nov. 1, 2023, clients and families, visitors, vendors and staff are required to wear a mask while moving throughout the hospital, including while in elevators, in spaces where clients receive care or participate in research. A medical grade mask will be available upon entry.


Trainee Achievements

Congratulations to all trainees for their achievements, awards and publications.

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BRITE Awards for Excellence

The BRITE (Bloorview Research Institute Trainee Executive) Awards for Excellence highlight our trainees and supervisors who go above and beyond to shape the next generation of researchers, scientists, and clinicians. Applications for the 2022 BRITE Awards for Excellence will be announced soon.  

Excellence in Peer Mentorship: Awarded to a Bloorview Research Institute trainee who has an outstanding track record of mentorship, reflecting Holland Bloorview's values. Mentorship may be formal or informal, of any level of trainee, student or volunteer.  

Excellence in Trainee Supervision: Awarded to a Bloorview Research Institute supervisor who demonstrates excellence in scientific supervision, skill development, and student support, reflecting Holland Bloorview's values. 

Excellence in Research Collaborations: Awarded to a Bloorview Research Institute trainee who demonstrates collaboration in research, reflecting Holland Bloorview's values. Collaborators may include, but are not limited to, children, youth, families, community members, clinicians, practitioners, other professionals, policy makers. 

2021 Recipients

Excellence in Peer Mentorship: Brandon Rufino

Excellence in Trainee Supervision: Dr. Jessica Brian

Excellence in Research Collaborations: Daniela Chan-Viquez

Excellence in Trainee Support: Joanne Wincentak

Student Defenses

Stay tuned for a list of 2021 Student Defenses!

Scholarships & Awards

BRITE would like to congratulate all Trainees who have received awards and scholarships over the past academic year!

Holland Bloorview Graduate Student Scholarship Awards

The Holland Bloorview Foundation offers several competitive awards to support Trainees in their research and the pursuit of their academic careers.  BRITE would like to recognize the following  award recipients: 

Kimel Family Graduate Student Scholarship in Pediatric Rehabilitation

2021 - 2022 Recipients: Aliaa Gouda, Nicolas Ivanov

2018-2019 Recipients: Carly Cermak, Stephanie Cheung

2017-2018 Recipients: Keelia Quinn DeLaunay, Meaghan Walker

Kimel Family Graduate Student Scholarship in Pediatric Disability Research

2021 - 2022 Recipient: Isabelle Caven

2018-2019 Recipients: Erica Floreani, Eric Wan

2017-2018 Recipients: Patrick Jachyra, Ellen Drumm

Whipper-Watson Graduate Research Studentship Award

2021 - 2022 Recipient: Jae Moon

2018-2019 Recipient: Donya Mosleh

2017-2018 Recipient: Brock Laschowski

Holland Bloorview Foundation Graduate Student Scholarship Award

2018-2019 Recipients: Ali Mojdeh, Mahan Malihi

2017-2018 Recipients: Eric Smart, Sina Panahandeh

Visit the Graduate Student Scholarships Awards page to learn more.