Ontario Brain Institute

 

Jana Neiman-Zenevich
08/12/20

We are a provincially-funded, not-for-profit research centre maximizing the impact of neuroscience and establishing Ontario as a world leader in brain research, commercialization and care.

We are a provincially-funded, not-for-profit research centre maximizing the impact of neuroscience and establishing Ontario as a world leader in brain research, commercialization and care.

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A Transformative Education

If you, or someone you know, is interested in a different kind of graduate program, who is motivated to learn by doing and is seeking a transformative education, then we need to talk.

Access To Vaccines: Overcoming Challenges And Exploiting Opportunities

Gabriella Chan for the TRP | March 2021 “A global pandemic requires a world effort to end it – none of us will be safe until everyone is safe”. Ursula von der Leyden, President of the European Commission As the 2019 SARS-CoV-2 induced Corona Virus Disease (COVID-19)...

We are a provincially-funded, not-for-profit research centre maximizing the impact of neuroscience and establishing Ontario as a world leader in brain research, commercialization and care.

A Transformative Education

At the TRP our goal is not to teach. Our goal is not to lecture or have you memorize some datum likely to change before you finish your degree, or that a search engine can find faster than you can formulate the question.

The TRP is a community and a mindset of people who are resources, facilitators, mentors, peers, guides and catalysts whose aim is to help those, who are looking to learn, to explore, to push the boundaries of their experience to seek knowledge.

The TRP is not intended to be divided as a degree of teacher-task-masters and students–those who know one truth and those hoping to memorize that truth. Instead, the program strives to be a community of people motivated to learn, to seek knowledge, to help others to be more and do more. In this community, the focus is not on the content but on understanding the processes, the mechanisms of creative problem-solving and innovation.

Students learn alongside the faculty–we learn together and from each other. We learn from real-world contexts and from failure–not from arbitrary grades or standardized testing–because our collective goals are not to pass a test or earn a grade but to improve lives, to learn to champion change that will improve the lives of others.

Now, we are starting to seek people join our 2021 cohort. Those motivated to learn, those seeking to move beyond their comfort zones, to challenge ambiguity, who want to focus on the processes of innovating of generating new ideas and championing change for positive impact are the kindred spirits we seek–these are the people we seek to join our ranks.

If you, or someone you know, is interested in a different kind of graduate program, who is motivated to learn by doing and is seeking a transformative education, then we need to talk. Come to an information session, read the website, arrange a consultation with someone from our team.

One day soon, we, trainees, mentors, facilitators, students, residents, PI’s, researchers, clinicians, healthcare professionals, and many others, will form a global network of professional translators, who think globally but work locally to improve the health and well-being of people in our communities. And together we will transform health, care and medicine.

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AGE-WELL TRP Graduate Student Award in Technology and Aging

AGE-WELL and the TRP are proud to announce the AGE-WELL TRP Graduate Student Award in Technology and Aging.  The purpose of this award is to encourage TRP students to focus on research aimed at understanding, advancing, encouraging and promoting education and research around accessible policies, services, and technologies that help older Canadians maintain their independence, health, and quality of life by increasing their safety and security, supporting independent living, and enhancing social participation.

Award Overview
Deadline:                                 June 1, 2021
Value/Duration:                       $5,000 per session for 2 consecutive sessions
Level of study:                         Master’s
Required Legal Status:            Domestic or International students

Eligibility
Applicants must:

  • Be registered or intend to register in the TRP on a full-time basis in 2021-2022
  • Be a Canadian Citizen, Permanent Resident, Protected Persons or hold a valid study permit (International)
  • Have achieved at least B+ (or equivalent) in the last two completed years of study

To be eligible to hold the award, recipients:

  • Must register and remain enrolled as a full-time student at the TRP
  • Must remain in good standing at the TRP and to make satisfactory progress toward the completion of degree requirements.
  • Must register and complete the AGE-WELL EPIC Training and Development Program

Application Process
Applicants must submit the following to trp@utoronto.ca:

  • Curriculum Vitae
  • Academic Record (Up-to-date transcripts of all undergraduate and graduate studies (including those from U of T) must be scanned and combined as a single pdf file
    • Scanned unofficial, student-issued, or web transcripts are permitted
  • Letter of Interest
    • Must specify their interest in technology and aging
    • Provide a short summary of a potential capstone project idea in the area of technology and aging

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