Engineering Student Representing Guelph at The Ward Research Day and Pursuit Awards Competition
Each summer, the Bloorview Research Institute (BRI)’s 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 and developmental differences research in the world. The BRI is housed at Holland Bloorview Kids Rehabilitation Hospital, Canada’s largest pediatric children’s hospital. These budding young scientists are embedded in Bloorview Research Institute's research labs such as the Autism Research Centre, the CP Discovery Lab, the Neuromodulation Lab and the PRISM Lab to help researchers unlock a world of possibilities for children and youth with disabilities. This year, they have 17 of the best and brightest undergraduate students who were selected for this prestigious program from over 1,800 applications coast to coast.
Kathryn Currie is a University of Guelph student who has been chosen for the program. She is completing her degree in biomedical engineering.
The final highlight of the program is the opportunity for these talented students to highlight their research at the annual Ward Research Day and compete for the best research poster and best oral presentation. Kathryn will showcase her research and compete for the best research poster and best oral presentation. The Ward Research Day and Pursuit Awards Competition will be held in-person at Holland Bloorview at 150 Kilgour Road, Toronto, and will be live-streamed over Zoom Webinar.
You can also get a sneak peak of the student’s research poster on Monday, July 11 on the Research Day and Pursuit Award Competition event page.