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2023 Ward Summer Research Student - Danielle Baribeau 

Category Research  
Req Number RES-22-00053  
Open Date 12/16/2022  
Number of Openings 1  
Department Bloorview Research Institute 

Work type Temporary Full-Time 

Grade None Specified 

FTE 1.00 

Posting Close Date 02/01/2023 


Bloorview Research Institute

2023 Ward Summer Student Research Program


Title: Ward Summer Research Student - Danielle Baribeau

Status: Temporary Full Time (1.00 FTE)

Compensation: $15.50/hr

Start Date: May 1, 2023

End Date: July 21, 2023

Supervisor: Dr. Danielle Baribeau

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 team lab meetings 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 intersection of mental health and neurodevelopmental conditions, including autism. The student's role will involve assisting with a chart review study from a clinical program, conducting article screening for a systematic review project, and completing background literature reviews. The student will gain practical experience working with interdisciplinary team members, to learn about neurodevelopment and mental health, gaining a repertoire of basic clinical and research skills.


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

  • Data gathering, entry and 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



  • Must be enrolled as a 2nd, 3rd or 4th year student in an undergraduate degree program for the fall of 2023, or any year of an undergraduate medical degree (MD) program
  • Must have completed at least one research method course or have some prior research experience
  • 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
  • Shows accuracy and attention to detail
  • Able to organize work to ensure deadlines are met and follow-up is complete
  • Possesses 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:

  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. Cover letters are not required, but they can be added to the front of your CV.


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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