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  • $20,000 Scholarships for Students with Disabilities Expanded

    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.
    "This 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

    Fields of study must relate to rehabilitation but are not limited to any
    particular discipline. Eligible disciplines may include but are not

    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

    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

    For more information on the Toronto Rehabilitation Institute Scholarship
    in Rehabilitation-Related Research for Graduate Students with
    Disabilities visit
    contact Lois Ward at or 416 597-3422, ext.

    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.

    Lois Ward

    Research Administration

    Toronto Rehabilitation Institute

    550 University Avenue, #12029

    Toronto ON M5G 2A2

    T: 416 597 3422 x 7600

    F: 416 597 3031

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