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Research Day

Each summer, the Ward Family Summer Student Research Program attracts students from universities from all over Canada to collaborate alongside some of the brightest minds in  childhood disability research in the world.

These budding young scientists are embedded in Bloorview Research Institute's research labs such as the Autism Research Centre, the CP Discovery Lab and the PRISM Lab to help researchers unlock a world of possibilities for children and youth with disabilities.

This year we have 20 of the best and brightest undergraduate students who were selected for this prestigious program from over 1,800 applications coast to coast.

The final highlight of the program is the opportunity for these talented students to showcase their research at the annual Research Day and compete for the best research poster and best oral presentation.

This year, Research Day will be held on Tuesday, July 19, 2022. 

All of the Ward summer students' posters will be posted on July 12th for everyone to review before the event.

The Ward Family Summer Student Research Program is generously supported by the Ward Family Foundation. The Lived Experience and Indigenous Streams within the program are generously supported by CIBC.

Event Agenda: 9 to 11:35 a.m.

9 a.m. Welcome Remarks and Land Acknowledgment   
9:10 a.m. Quick Hit Research Presentations (Rounds 1 & 2) with Kahoot Quizzes 
10 a.m.Co-Host Talk
10:07 a.m.Quick Hit Research Presentations (Rounds 3 & 4) with Kahoot Quizzes
11 a.m.Virtual Poster Sessions and Live Chats with Ward summer students
11:25 a.m.Awards Ceremony and Closing Remarks


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