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New awards honour efforts five outstanding young researchers at KITE

The Focus on Accessibility Awards were introduced at KITE Research Day in 2019

TORONTO-KITE and the Ontario government are working together to recognize students whose research is making a difference in the lives of people living with the effects of disability, illness and aging.

The Focus on Accessibility Awards, which honour the unique achievements of our young researchers, were introduced at KITE Research Day in 2019. Winners of the awards play an instrumental role in Ontario’s culture of accessibility by developing innovative yet practical designs, technologies, programs and solutions to improve quality of life. The awards are financially supported by the Ministry for Seniors and Accessibility.

UHN welcomes KITE

UHN is unveiling a new research institute designed to take the science of rehabilitation to new heights. Based at Toronto Rehab, the new institute, which will be known as KITE at UHN and replaces the current TRI Research Institute, will synchronize the organization's academic direction, strategic priorities, research programs and commercialization efforts in the field of complex rehabilitation science...

Rocket North enhances access to innovative therapies

When Reno Candido first became an outpatient of Toronto Rehab's Rocket Family Upper Extremity Clinic's Lyndhurst Centre location, he had no movement below his shoulders. The 51-year-old became quadriplegic almost two years ago, after slipping and falling on ice. After eight months of MyndMove therapy, a product created by Toronto Rehab researchers that delivers functional electrical stimulation (FES) to paralyzed muscles, he has already increased function in his shoulders, allowing him to move his arms back and forth...

Grade 9 students get a glimpse at the cool work their parents do

Some cooked, while others test drove a car, practiced suturing or packaged medications using candies. These were just some of the diverse activities undertaken yesterday by about 200 Grade 9 students – all sons and daughters of employees – who participated in UHN's 12th annual Take Our Kids to Work Day. "We went and saw the computers and technology that is used here and I just thought it was so cool," Miriam Rees-Sloman said at Toronto Western Hospital (TW)...