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David and Anne Ward, whose foundation supports the Pursuit Award, congratulate the 2013 Pursuit Award winners. From left to right: Dr. Danielle Levac, Anne Ward, Dr. Jane McCormack, David Ward, Dr. Amy Houtrow (in front).
Holland Bloorview Kids Rehabilitation Hospital is pleased to announce winners of the 2013 Pursuit Award.
Click on each winner’s name to read their biography and learn more about their research and presentation.
Funded by Holland Bloorview Kids Rehabilitation Hospital Foundation donors David and Anne Ward and the Bloorview Research Institute, the Pursuit Award aims to recognize recent PhD graduates around the globe for their outstanding achievements in childhood disability research.
The three Pursuit Award finalists were chosen based on significance of research results, methodologic rigour, empirical content, and impact on childhood disability care.
Each finalist presented their research at the Pursuit Award Ceremony before a judging panel on May 15th, 2013.
Guest Judge and speaker, Dr. Pat Mirenda, Professor, Department of Educational and Counselling Psychology and Special Education, University of British Columbia presented her work on alternative communication (AAC) interventions for people with complex communication needs such as autism spectrum disorder, cerebral palsy, and aphasia.
Read more about Dr. Mirenda’s presentation in BLOOM, Holland Bloorview’s magazine for parents of children with disabilities.
The Bloorview Research Institute at Holland Bloorview
Kids Rehabilitation Hospital is pleased to present the
Pursuit Award. The award recognizes recent PhD graduates for their outstanding achievements in childhood disability research.