2022 KRSS Registration Packages are now available at this link
Update for the 2022 Keenan Research Summer Student Program:
The 2022 summer student program will more closely resemble pre-pandemic summers, where there was a mix of students (paid and volunteer) both onsite and offsite. This is under the assumption that the COVID-19 pandemic will begin to stabilize through the late winter/early spring, and that volunteers will thus be brought back onsite (in research and/or hospital spaces).
Requirements for Researchers when Recruiting Summer Students
**Subject to change depending on COVID-19 case counts and hospital clinical capacity. The total number of onsite students may be dictated by the current physical distancing, capacity limits and safety guidelines, as outlined by the Research Institute.
Implement an Equitable Hiring Process and Candidate Experience
Any questions? Email KRSS Program (KRSS.Program@unityhealth.to)
International students are eligible for the program if they are legally eligible to work in Canada, which is defined as a Canadian citizen, a landed immigrant or the holder of a valid work permit. Must be able to provide supporting documentation.
Unity Health and the Office of Research Administration do not assist in visa applications, accommodations or travel.
If you are looking for non-paid research experience without participating in KRSS programming, please visit the Volunteers for information about how to apply.
To engage a student in the KRSS program, please go to this link:
Note: There are different documents and instructions for paid and volunteer students. Please be careful as to which package you are completing (designations will be in the title of the document).
The KRSS program consists of two types of students:
Instructions for students can be found on the KRSS Program page for students
**Please note that the hospital will conduct a reference check as well as a criminal background check for successful applicants (a criminal record does not necessarily disqualify you from employment)
Not all students are paid through the KRSS Program. The program consists of two different types of students:
It is up to the PI to decide whether students will be paid.
Both the summer student and the PI (paid and volunteer), must complete the KRSS registration package in order to be registered through the Office of Research Administration.
The student will also need to create a profile (see “Getting Started” doc for either paid or volunteer at this link)
Details regarding the Canada Summer Jobs application as well as the KRSS Lotto and BIPOC Stream will be announced via email to researchers.
We recommend that you read the FAQs carefully as you might find the answer to your question. You can email KRSS@smh.ca for any inquiries regarding the KRSS program. Please note this inbox is only checked periodically and response times will not be immediate.
For inquiries unrelated to the KRSS program, please contact Dalbir Singh.
Research Employment Coordinator Email: Dalbir.Singh@unityhealth.to