Education
2019-20 TD Graduate Scholar Jaewoong Moon – PhD student, University of Toronto
"Developing brain-computer interfaces (BCI) to restore communication in motor impaired individuals is my passion."
In Jae’s own words: "I am a PhD student in Biomedical Engineering at the University of Toronto and have a background in neuroscience at Queen’s University.   I chose my current field to meld engineering practices with neuroscience principles. Developing brain-computer interfaces (BCI) to restore communication in motor impaired individuals is my passion. Being trapped in a body you are meant to control, unable to speak or communicate with your loved ones is certainly a mixture of visceral emotions such as fear and frustration. I hope to relieve people of these anxieties through my research/academic career. With my imagination unshackled, I  began to dream of holistic, augmentative  BCIs  that enable effective communication  and full  environmental control; a complete mastery of technology purely by the mind which I refer to as “cyber-telekinesis”. The development of such BCIs is my ultimate career goal.  I strive for originality and innovation.”

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. The TD Graduate Scholarships for People with Disabilities at Toronto Rehab help cover these costs while engaging people with disabilities in a meaningful way in rehabilitation research. TD Graduate Scholars have gone on to work in healthcare, academia and the private sector as consultants, clinicians and research associates. 
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