Scholarship in Immunology as a Platform for Sustainable International Partnership

The major objective of this collaborative scholarship program is to cultivate the next generation of leaders in Canada, Kenya and India, who will apply both academic expertise and cultural/societal understanding to reduce the burden of disease in specific areas of global health. Areas of focus are:

  1. women’s health
  2. infectious diseases
  3. cancer
  4. life sciences technology commercialization/implementation.

This initiative will build on existing academic and research expertise, and existing graduate programs at the respective institutions.

By partnering with Engineers Without Borders, The Elizabeth Fry Society, Studio Y within the MaRS Discovery District, The Centre for International Experience (CIE), Community Action for Families, and the Dream Team, scholars and interns will learn of local community issues and engage in outreach activities beyond their scientific and academic studies. The Impact Centre at the University of Toronto will act as a partner for the program by acting as a platform where research discoveries are developed and translated to products for commercialization. The intent is to engage The Impact Centre in activities that will provide for innovative solutions to health and social issues in Canada, Kenya and India. Internship placements will be for 1.0 academic credit at the University of Toronto.

Eligibility

Undergraduate students in the Faculty of Arts and Science, with preference given to students in Immunology programs and to students of Trinity College.

For Placement Descriptions

http://www.cie.utoronto.ca/opportunities/Studenthome/login

How to apply

Undergraduate students are invited to apply through the University of Toronto Centre for International Experience: 

https://internationalprograms.studentlife.utoronto.ca/StudentPortal/Login

Deadline to apply for Summer 2017

January 15th, 2017

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