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  • $20,000 Scholarships for Students with Disabilities Expanded

    $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.
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