Hospital for Sick Children

Hospital for Sick Children
Sick Kids Research Institute

The SickKids Summer Research Program (SSuRE)
The program runs for 15 weeks from early May to mid-August. Specific start dates are arranged directly with the hiring scientists. The program includes weekly seminars presented by Hospital and Research Institute staff members. Students will be paid $6,000CAD for the 15-week program (based on an hourly rate of $10.99 + 4% vacation pay for a 35-hour work week).

The list of scientists recruiting summer students, descriptions of the available positions and applications for the summer program are posted in mid-December annually. Each scientist will indicate the method by which they wish to receive applications (i.e. mail, fax, email). The method(s) indicated are the only way to apply to each scientist. Students must apply directly to each scientist. Neither the Research Training Centre nor the Human Resources Department will accept applications.

If you would like to apply to more than one scientist, you must send individual applications to each one as each scientist is responsible for selecting their own student.

Students accepted into the program may also apply through their supervisor for external funding. No minimum grade point average (GPA) is required to be eligible to apply to the program. However, please note that these positions are highly competitive, therefore a strong GPA is advantageous.

Competition will reopen in January 2016


Starbucks Clinical Genetics /Genomics Research Studentship Award 2014

The Division of Clinical and Metabolic Genetics and the new Centre for Genetic Medicine at The Hospital for Sick Children is offering an annual summer student award. This award has been made possible by the Starbucks Coffee Company Endowment Fund and will enable a student to participate in a clinical genetics/genomics research project for a 12-week term. At the time of application, students must be in 1st, 2nd, 3rd or 4th year of an undergraduate degree program. Students in medical school may also apply. The stipend is $4,800 (based on an hourly rate of $11.43 for a 35-hour week) for the 12-week program. The application must include a letter outlining your past relevant experience, your objectives and how this experience might ultimately support your future goals, along with a CV, university level transcripts and two letters of reference.

Applications should be submitted to Khadine Wiltshire, Research Administrator, at, no later than Monday February 9, 2015 by midnight. Applications may also be faxed to Khadine Wiltshire at 416-813-5345. On applications, please note “Starbucks Student Award” in the subject line.

For any questions or further information, please contact Khadine at

Appication Deadline: February 9, 2015

Research Institute, The Hospital for Sick Children
Peter Giligan Centre for Research and Learning
686 Bay Street, 3rd Floor
Toronto, Ontario
M5G 0A4


Administrative Assistant, Research Training Centre
Annie Gaddam
Trainee start-up fund (TSUF), Trainee Travel Award, Summer Research Program
Phone: (416) 813-7654 Ext. 301426
Fax: (416) 813-5085

Coordinator, Research Training Centre
Melissa Dalgleish
General inquiries, Graduate Studentships and Postdoctoral Fellowships (Restracomp), Clinician-Scientist Training Program (CSTP)
Phone: (416) 813-7781
Fax: (416) 813-5085