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2020 Ward Summer Student - Fiona Moola 

CategoryResearch  Req NumberRES-19-00041 DepartmentBloorview Research Institute 
Work typeTemporary Full-Time 
FTE 1.00 
Posting Close Date01/31/2020 

Bloorview Research Institute

2019 Ward Summer Student Research Program

Title: Ward Summer Research Student

Status: Temporary Full Time (1.00 FTE)

Compensation: $14/hr

Start Date: May 4, 2020

End Date: July 24, 2020

Lab: HEART lab

Supervisor: Dr. Fiona Moola

Program: Bloorview Research Institute


The WARD summer student will join the HEART lab at the Holland Bloorview Kids Rehabilitation Hospital in conjunction with the University of Toronto and Ryerson University. The intern will work under the mentorship of Dr. Fiona Moola. The HEART lab is dedicated to the production and dissemination of knowledge through the use of the arts. The incoming WARD intern will partake in a number of different research tasks. These are described below.

  • The WARD intern will assist with a current study on the health care experiences of visual minority parents and caregivers of children with autism. In particular, the WARD intern will observe data collection through observation with the research team and also participate in visual and interview data analysis. Small opportunities for interviewing will be provided
  • The WARD intern will assist with data collection for the ARTS EXPRESS study. This will consist of four to five interviews with parents and caregivers of youth with disabilities regarding their experiences in a visual arts program for youth with intellectual disabilities
  • The WARD intern will assist with a review of literature on the use of arts based research with Indigenous children with disabilities
  • The WARD intern will participate in a content analysis of disability representations in children’s storybooks
  • Compensation Details

    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.

    Key Responsibilities

    • Data gathering, entry, analysis and report writing
    • General administrative and clerical functions to support projects
    • Visual analysis
    • Academic writing
    • Creative writing
    • Interaction with clients, families and staff of the program, and other program’s staff throughout the organizations
    • Additional duties assigned as required


    - outstanding GPA

    -enrolled in year 2 – 4 in a Canadian University undergraduate program

    - previous experience with children with disabilities

    - exceptional writer

    - experience in the arts, including a great appreciation for the arts

    - basic research exposure

    -exceptional interpersonal skills


    Please submit the following in one (1) pdf file in the order indicated below:

    • A copy of your most recent curriculum vitae (CV)
    • A copy of your most recent unofficial university transcript
    • One letter of reference from a professor or previous employer

    Any applications missing this information will not be accepted.

    Students from historically underrepresented groups are welcome to apply.

     About the OrganizationJoin a world of possibility! Holland Bloorview Kids Rehabilitation Hospital creates a world of possibility by supporting children and youth living with disability, medical complexity, illness and injury. Holland Bloorview is a top 40 Canadian research hospital that is fully affiliated with the University of Toronto and serves over 7,500 families annually. Providing both inpatient and outpatient services, Holland Bloorview is renowned for its expertise in partnering with clients and families to provide exceptional care and is the only organization to ever achieve 100 per cent in two successive quality surveys by Accreditation Canada.

    Holland Bloorview has won numerous awards including Greater Toronto’s Top Employers, Canada’s Top Employers for Young People and Canada’s Most Admired Corporate Cultures. We offer an inspiring, innovative, and collaborative work environment with competitive compensation and benefit packages and programs that support ongoing learning and professional growth.

    Holland Bloorview Kids Rehabilitation Hospital is a fully affiliated teaching hospital of the University of Toronto and is committed to fostering a climate of equity and diversity and welcomes and respects the diversity of our clients, families, staff, trainees, volunteers, trustees and partners. As part of our commitment to fair and equitable recruitment and selection practices, we encourage applications from racialized persons, women, Indigenous/Aboriginal People of North America, persons with disabilities, LGBTQ persons, and others who may contribute to the further diversification of ideas within our community.

    Interested applicants are invited to submit their application by pressing the "Apply" button near the top of this page. Should you require accommodation during any stage in the recruitment process, please contact Human Resources at humanresources@hollandbloorview.ca or 416-425-6220. 

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