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2020 Ward Summer Student - Shannon Scratch 

CategoryResearch  Req NumberRES-19-00043 DepartmentBloorview Research Institute 
Work typeTemporary Full-Time 
FTE 1.00 
Posting Close Date01/31/2020 

Bloorview Research Institute

2020 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: NOvEL Lab - Neuropsychology Outcomes via Education & Learning

Supervisor: Shannon Scratch

Program: Bloorview Research Institute


The Ward Summer Student Research program provides an opportunity to experience a unique interdisciplinary mentorship experience. Successful incumbents will have opportunities to work with their mentor on a research project, attend our Lunch ‘n’ Learns and participate in the annual Ward Summer Student Research Day where they will have an opportunity to present their findings to the organization and its visitors.

The student will have the opportunity to contribute to various projects over the summer term exploring the neuropsychological implications following acquired brain injury. The student’s role will involve assisting with recruitment of research participants, completing background literature reviews, and data collection. The student will gain practical experience working with psychologists, psychological interns, and interdisciplinary team members, to learn about acquired brain injury and develop a repertoire of basic clinical and research skills.

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.
  • General administrative and clerical functions to support projects.
  • Development of program materials and assistance with presentations and teaching.
  • Literature searching and review.
  • Additional duties assigned as required.


    • Student must be enrolled as a 3rd or 4th student in an undergraduate Psychology degree program or equivalent
    • Student must have completed at least one research method course.
    • Able to utilize skills learned in academic studies in this position.
    • Able to communicate effectively with staff and clients.
    • Demonstrated understanding of a Family-Centered Care service delivery model.
    • Ability to work collaboratively as a member of a multidisciplinary team.
    • Demonstrates ability to work as part of a team and be a team player.
    • Shows accuracy and attention to detail.
    • Able to organize work to ensure deadlines are met and follow-up is complete.
    • Has working knowledge of Microsoft Word, PowerPoint & Excel.
    • Applies data management skills and principles.


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

  • Cover letter including the following:
    • What program of study are you currently enrolled in?
    • What year are you within your program of study?
    • Please indicate your future academic ambitions.
    • Please indicate your academic average as a percentage (e.g. 85%) for the last two (2) years of study.
    • Do you have research experience? If so, please provide details of your research experience.
    • Do you have experience working with children with disabilities? If so, please provide details.
  • 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.

     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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