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Student Research Presentations

This summer, the Ward Summer Student Research Program attracted students from universities from all over Canada to collaborate alongside some of the brightest minds in  childhood disability research in the world. These budding young scientists were embedded in Bloorview Research Institute's research labs such as the Autism Research Centre, the CP Discovery Lab and the PRISM Lab to help researchers unlock a world of possibilities for children and youth with disabilities. One highlight of the program is the opportunity to showcase their research at the annual Ward Research Day held on Tuesday, July 21. Here is a sneak peak of their posters.

Watch the Research Day event here.
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Research posters & meeting links to Virtual Poster Session:

Aaron Roitman (Poster #1)

Presentation Title:

Motor observation-based brain-computer interface for upper limb rehabilitation for children with spinal cord injury: a feasibility study

School and Department:

Queen's University - Engineering Physics -- Computer Option

Research Lab: 

PRISM Lab


Virtual Poster Session Link for Live Chat

Aaron Roitman - Research Poster #1

Time: Jul 21, 2020 10:15 AM

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https://hollandbloorview.zoom.us/j/96315427906?pwd=NzlaY0hhR2RGZ3ZEaGNYSU51VTBxZz09

Meeting ID: 963 1542 7906

Password: 5rPMDv!

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Diana Cancelliere (Poster #2)

Presentation Title:

Assessing walking patterns of individuals with lower-limb impairments using a wearable inertial sensor system

School and Department:

McMaster University - Electrical and Biomedical Engineering

Research Lab:

PROPEL Lab


Virtual Poster Session Link for Live Chat

Topic: Diana Cancelliere-Research Poster #2

Time: Jul 21, 2020 10:15 AM America/Toronto

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https://us04web.zoom.us/j/73535192516?pwd=N3VyREQ4YklLOG5adkxxcXVPMW1rQT09

Meeting ID: 735 3519 2516

Passcode: 3vZ9MT

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Charmaine Koo (Poster #3)

Presentation Title:

Modelling grand averaging in EEG signals for individuals with BCI control

School and Department:

University of Waterloo - Biomedical Engineering 

Research Lab:

PRISM Lab


Virtual Poster Session Link for Live Chat

Topic: Charmaine Koo—Research Poster #3

Time: Jul 21, 2020 10:15 AM Eastern Time (US and Canada)

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https://hollandbloorview.zoom.us/j/93377039771?pwd=TEpzMGVyLzRtK1NHdTI5VVRUWnIvQT09

Meeting ID: 933 7703 9771

Password: 6nQtd5n

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Hafsa Zahid (Poster #4)

Presentation Title:

Investigation of additive manufacturing processes and materials for upper-limb socket fabrication

School and Department:

University of British Columbia and Toronto - Physics & Computer Science

Research Lab:

PROPEL Lab


Virtual Poster Session Link for Live Chat

Topic: Hafsa Zahid - Research Poster #4
Time: Jul 21, 2020 10:15 AM Eastern Time (US and Canada)

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https://us04web.zoom.us/j/78507233084?pwd=eXFndWQ1cTZyd3RzNVNmc2MzVlFGQT09

Meeting ID: 785 0723 3084
Passcode: Poster#4

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Brendan Lam (Poster #5)

Presentation Title:

Move&Connect-Parent: An Education, Advocacy, and Support Group for Caregivers of Youth with Persistent Post-Concussion Symptoms

School and Department:

University of British Columbia and Toronto - Psychology

Research Lab:

PROPEL Lab


Virtual Poster Session Link for Live Chat

Topic: Brendan Lam - Research Poster #5

Time: Jul 21, 2020 10:15 AM Eastern Time (US and Canada)

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https://hollandbloorview.zoom.us/j/96631611020?pwd=L2RvMHlqdjJuR3lCZFp2aUZlYXduZz09

Meeting ID: 966 3161 1020

Password: 3U72dgZ

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Sarah McCabe (Poster #6)

Presentation Title:

Mapping spatial overlap in neuronal networks revealed in keyword-based meta-analysis

School and Department:

University of Guelph - Biomedical Science

Research Lab:

Population Neuroscience & Developmental Neuroimaging Program


Virtual Poster Session Link for Live Chat

Topic: Sarah McCabe - Research Poster #6

Time: Jul 21, 2020 10:15 AM America/Toronto

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https://us04web.zoom.us/j/74358125579?pwd=WUZZVnY2SUdVK01NSlp2bDdBUEl6UT09

Meeting ID: 743 5812 5579
Passcode: 0xgb2f

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Iqra Mahmood (Poster #7)

Presentation Title:

Inclusive playgrounds and surrounding environments: considerations and strategies

School and Department:

University of Toronto - Health Studies & Psychology

Research Lab:

Ross Lab


Virtual Poster Session Link for Live Chat

Iqra Mahmood - Research Poster #7

Time: Jul 21, 2020 10:15 AM

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https://us04web.zoom.us/j/74267566360?pwd=ZmZmZGVVZ3NSaXAxSUFiMXo4aTZudz09

Meeting ID: 742 6756 6360

Passcode: 4eeGy6

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Spencer Arshinoff (Poster #8)

Presentation Title:

Brain and language association in autism spectrum disorder: a scoping review

School and Department:

McMaster University - Integrated Science

Research Lab:

Autism Research Centre


Virtual Poster Session Link for Live Chat

Spencer Arshinoff - Research Poster #8

Time: Jul 21, 2020 10:15 AM

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https://hollandbloorview.zoom.us/j/95324075247?pwd=eWdQMHF6VlZENUMrbkw3aU1EeWRFQT09

Meeting ID: 953 2407 5247

Password: 1gYYY.f

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Grace Reszetnik (Poster #9)

Presentation Title:

A software application for investigating neural synchrony in children with autism spectrum disorder in a naturalistic and collaborative environment

School and Department:

McGill University - Bioengineering

Research Lab:

PRISM Lab


Virtual Poster Session Link for Live Chat

Topic: Grace Reszetnik-Research Poster #9

Time: Jul 21, 2020 10:10 AM Eastern Time (US and Canada)

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https://us02web.zoom.us/j/83129806906?pwd=Q2ptVklNTHBDMG5XYXpzSEt4Vm4wUT09

Meeting ID: 831 2980 6906

Password: 3UQ2kV

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Isabelle Caven (Poster #10)

Presentation Title:

Biophosphonates for management of children/youth with cerebral palsy at risk of osteoporosis: a systematic review and meta-analysis using GRADE

School and Department:

Queen's University - Life Sciences

Research Lab:

CP Discovery Lab


Virtual Poster Session Link for Live Chat

Topic: Isabelle Caven - Research Poster

Time: Jul 21, 2020 10:15 AM Eastern Time (US and Canada)

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https://hollandbloorview.zoom.us/j/98511407022?pwd=WkNJeUJiK0gzd0RET2k5RmwvL0I3dz09 

Meeting ID: 985 1140 7022

Password: 6yQ9xDc

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Sunaal Mathew (Poster #11)

Presentation Title:

Quantifying real-time engagement in interactive computer play-based therapy for children with disabilities

School and Department:

University of Toronto - Applied Science

Research Lab:

PEARL Lab


Virtual Poster Session Link for Live Chat

Topic: Sunaal Mathew-Research Poster #11

Time: Jul 21, 2020 10:15 AM America/Toronto

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https://us04web.zoom.us/j/71429022317?pwd=RVJKTng2eVFhZmdDSEFtUGdvTFJudz09

Meeting ID: 714 2902 2317

Passcode: 6FaWQZ

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