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08-29-2006, 03:31 AM
$20,000 Scholarships for Students with Disabilities Expanded

August 11, 2006 - The Toronto Rehabilitation Institute is pleased to
announce its $20,000 scholarship in Rehabilitation-Related Research for
Graduate Students with Disabilities is now available at additional
universities. Besides the University of Toronto, students at McMaster
University, Ryerson University, the University of Waterloo, Wilfred Laurier
University, and York University are now eligible to apply for these
scholarships.

Toronto Rehab views the scholarship as more than an academic award. łThis
exciting scholarship is intended to act as a spur to involving people with
disabilities in rehabilitation-related research, says Dr. Geoff Fernie,
Vice President, Research, at Toronto Rehab.

We look forward to working closely with scholars from the eligible
universities to support their academic and research success and to open
doors to careers in rehabilitation research.

With the support of TD Bank Financial Group, Toronto Rehab is able to
provide scholarships of $20,000 and a supplement for educational expenses
incurred as a result of the student's disability. Applicants must plan to be
enrolled in a rehabilitation-related graduate program leading to a masters
or doctoral degree at one of the eligible universities.

Fields of study must relate to rehabilitation but are not limited to any
particular discipline. Eligible disciplines may include but are not limited
to: Engineering, Social Work, Psychology, Medicine, Physical and
Occupational Therapy, Kinesiology, Nursing, Recreation and Music Therapy,
Nutrition, Pharmacology, Speech-Language Pathology, Biology, Biostatistics,
Chemistry, Physics, Early Childhood Education, Architecture, Computer
Science, Sociology, and Public Policy and Administration.

The next round of scholarships will be awarded for the 2007/08 academic
year, with an application deadline date of May 1, 2007. Applications are
encouraged from international students and final year undergraduate
students.

For more information on the Toronto Rehabilitation Institute Scholarship in
Rehabilitation-Related Research for Graduate Students with Disabilities
visit www.torontorehab.com or contact Lois Ward at
ward.lois@torontorehab.on.ca or 416 597-3422, ext. 3081.

The Toronto Rehabilitation Institute (Toronto Rehab) is at the forefront of
one of the most important and emerging frontiers in health care today -
rehabilitation science. As a fully affiliated teaching and research hospital
of the University of Toronto, Toronto Rehab is Canada's largest academic
provider of adult rehabilitation services, complex continuing care, and
long-term care. Toronto Rehab is advancing rehabilitation knowledge and
practice through research, education and patient care.