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- CENTRE FOR STUDIES IN AGING - Sunnybrook
and Women's College Health Sciences Centre, Toronto
- POSITION: BIOMECHANICS SUMMER STUDENT - The Centre for Studies in Aging
is seeking an enthusiastic student with a background in Biomechanics, Physical
Rehabilitation or related area, to work as a research assistant in a balance,
gait and motor control laboratory. The primary research focus is to understand
the mechanisms underlying impairment of balance in older adults, and to
develop new and more effective means for preventing falls and related injuries.
A combination of basic research, applied research and product development
is a major strength of the centre.
- Facilities include state-of-the-art custom-built moving-platform systems
for evoking balancing reactions, instrumentation for studying human movement
(motion analysis systems, force plates, EMG), and electronic/mechanical
workshops for fabrication of instrumentation and devices.
- Responsibilities: The Research Assistant will be responsible for assisting
with current projects in balance control and falls prevention. Specifically,
he/she will participate in recruiting volunteers for experiments, in running
experiments and performing the associated data collection (force plate,
EMG, kinematics), and in processing and analyzing the data.
- Qualifications: Applicants must be currently enrolled in a university
program; either undergraduate or postgraduate. Experience in performing
biomechanical or motor control experiments with human subjects, and experience
in using force plates, EMG and motion analysis systems is preferred. Computer
hardware/software knowledge and operating abilities are an advantage. Applicants
must be Canadian citizens or have permanent residency, or a work permit,
An hourly rate of pay will be assigned, depending on education and experience.
The position will be available for four months from the beginning of May until
the end of August.
More information about our research centre can be found at: http://www.sunnybrook.utoronto.ca:8080/~csia/.
To apply, please send your CV or resume, by FAX or e-mail, before March
19th 2004 to:
Amy Peters, MHK, BHK
Centre for Studies in Aging
Sunnybrook & Women's College Health Sciences Centre
FAX: (416) 480-5856
Selected applicants will be asked to forward three letters of reference
and university transcripts.
- Summer Internship Opportunity:
I am writing to you to tell you about an exciting summer learning opportunity
for sports science students. CIS, the Center for International Studies,
has teamed up with Sweden's leading sports institute, CIV - Center of Sport
Science at Gothenburg University, to offer an academically focused and culturally
rich summer study abroad program.
Summer Abroad with Sport Science in Sweden is an intensive, 4-week summer
abroad program focusing on key issues in the field with a Swedish perspective.
Two academic subjects are taught during the four weeks, Sport in Society
and Sport Psychology and Leadership, and experiential learning is incorporated
into classroom discussions.
The program is led by Professor Goran Patriksson, a well respected and internationally
recognized researcher who teaches in Gothenburg University's Sport Science
program. The program promises to be unique in its approach to learning by
introducing ideas and subjects common to the sport science student and putting
them in a Swedish
context. Participants receive 6 U.S. credits from Jacksonville University,
an accreditted U.S. university.
More information can be found at the CIS website:
- THE UT HEALTH SCIENCE CENTER AT SAN ANTONIO
is currently recruiting for its Summer Enrichment Program. The purpose
of HCOP is to increase the number of disadvantaged/underrepresented applicants
by unifying and establishing programs at the high school and undergraduate
level in the South Texas region. Students who are current undergraduate
freshmen are invited to apply and will be evaluated on grade point average,
extracurricular activities and personal statement. HCOP SEP will help
students develop the critical thinking, reading, writing, math, and science
skills needed for performance in college as well as standardized exams required
for admission to health professional schools. The summer program is
from June 1 through July 2. Flyers and applications are available in
the Educational Programs folder. Deadline for applications is April