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2023 Ward Summer Student – Sally Lindsay 

Category Research  
Req Number RES-22-00049  
Open Date 12/12/2022  
Number of Openings 1  
Department Bloorview Research Institute 

Work type Temporary Full-Time 

Grade None Specified 

FTE 1.0 

Posting Close Date 02/01/2023 


Bloorview Research Institute

2023 Ward Summer Student Research Program


Title: Ward Summer Research Student

Status: Temporary Full Time (1.00 FTE)

Compensation: $15.50/hr

Start Date: May 1, 2023

End Date: July 21, 2023

Lab: TRansitions And Inclusive environments Lab (TRAIL)

Supervisor: Sally Lindsay

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 and 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.

Dr. Sally Lindsay is a Senior Scientist within the Bloorview Research Institute and leads the TRAIL (Transitions and Inclusive Environment) lab. She is also an Associate Professor in the Department of Occupational Science and Occupational Therapy and Rehabilitation Sciences. Her research focuses on transitions to adulthood and participation and inclusion of youth and young adults with disabilities. The summer student will be involved in ongoing projects within the TRAIL lab including: (1) Enhancing healthy and productive work for youth with disabilities;  (2) ableism and discrimination among youth with disabilities; (3) accessible housing for people with disabilities. The student will assist with recruitment, data collection, data entry, analysis and knowledge translation.


Compensation Details

The program runs for 12 weeks from May 1, 2023 – July 21, 2023. Students will be paid $15.50 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

  • Assist with an ongoing lab projects as described
  • Participate in recruitment, data collection, entry, analysis and writing and knowledge translation
  • General administrative and clerical functions to support projects
  • Interaction with clients, families and project staff of the program, and external collaborators as needed
  • Assist in literature searching and preparation of poster presentations
  • Preparation of a presentation for the summer student Research Day
  • Must be available to work for the full 12 weeks of the program
  • Additional duties assigned as required



  • Minimum cumulative GPA of 85% or higher
  • Students must be enrolled in a relevant undergraduate degree program aligned with the mission of the TRAIL lab (e.g., health science, sociology, psychology, disability studies)
  • Able to communicate effectively with staff, clients and work collaboratively within an multidisciplinary team
  • Ability to work independently while demonstrating accuracy and attention to detail
  • Able to organize work to ensure deadlines are met and follow-up is complete
  • Has relevant knowledge of software programs (e.g., Microsoft word, PowerPoint, Excel) and willingness to learn other programs as needed
  • Applies data management skills and principles



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

  1. A copy of your most recent curriculum vitae (CV)
  2. A copy of your most recent unofficial university transcript
  3. A list of two referees (recent professors, previous employers) who may be contacted to provide a letter of recommendation in the event you are shortlisted for the position. Please include the full name of referee, title/position, name of institution, institutional email address and phone number

Any applications missing this information will not be accepted.

About the Organization Holland Bloorview Kids Rehabilitation Hospital creates a world of possibility by supporting children and youth with disabilities, 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 three 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 is committed to fostering a climate of equity, diversity, inclusion, and accessibility. This commitment is central to, and mutually supportive of, our research excellence mandate. We welcome and respect the diversity of all members of our community and we support an inclusive culture for our clients, families, research scientists, staff, participants, trainees, volunteers, trustees, and partners. We welcome applications from Black individuals and other racialized persons, Indigenous Peoples, women, persons with disabilities, LGBTQ2SA+ persons, and others who may contribute to further diversification of ideas within our community. Holland Bloorview is committed to fair assessment of a candidate's abilities, and consideration for diversity of thought, method, and experience, including non-traditional career paths.

Please notify us of any accommodations that you require by contacting or 416-425-6220.  

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