Graduate students with disabilities often encounter financial barriers due in part to the high cost of adaptive aids, technologies and resources needed to enable their studies.
Thanks to the outstanding generosity of TD Bank Group, Toronto Rehab administers a scholarship to help cover these costs while engaging people with disabilities in a meaningful way in rehabilitation research. The TD Graduate Scholarships for People with Disabilities at Toronto Rehab award up to $20,000 annually to Master’s Degree and PhD students.
TD Graduate Scholars have gone on to work in healthcare, academia and the private sector as consultants, clinicians and research associates. Award winners exemplify the Toronto Rehab’s values of caring, innovation, integrity, and teamwork.
For this upcoming 2019-20 school year, it is with pleasure that three exceptional award recipients have been selected (in photo):
- Master’s student John Shepherd (top left) aims to make a contribution to the research and clinical management of spinal cord injury. He hopes to do this as a scientist within a clinical organization, as a program officer with a research funder, or in a policy role in government or a research organization. Learn more
- PhD student Anita Kaiser (top right) is passionate about increasing access to ABT (activity based therapy) in rehabilitation and the community for people living with SCI. Learn more
- PhD student Jaewoong Moon (bottom) strives for originality and innovation in the pursuit of developing brain-computer interfaces (BCI) to restore communication in motor impaired individuals. Learn more