Graduate Students


 

Robel Alemu

H.B.Sc., M.Sc. Candidate

Email: robel.alemu@sickkids.carobel.alemu@mail.utoronto.ca

Robel is a M.Sc. Candidate at the Institute of Medical Science at the University of Toronto. He joined the Cochlear Implant Lab in 2017 and graduated from the University of Toronto in 2016 where he completed his Honours Bachelor of Science with a Neuroscience Specialist and Psychology Minor.

Robel’s current research interests include binaural hearing in children with hearing prosthetics using behavioural and electrophysiological measures of hearing.

 

 

 

Claire McSweeny

B.A. Biology at Wilfrid Laurier University
Email: claire.mcsweeny@sickkids.ca

Claire is a M.Sc. candidate at the Institute of Medical Science at the University of Toronto. She joined Archie’s Cochlear Implant Lab in 2017 after completing her Honours Bachelor of Arts in Biology at Wilfrid Laurier University in Waterloo.

Claire is studying the development of spatial awareness and navigation deficits in children with hearing loss and will be looking at how these deficits affect the vestibular, memory and cognitive abilities of children with bilateral cochlear implants and single sided deafness. In her free time Claire enjoys painting, working out and cooking.

 

 

 

Daniel Smieja

B.Eng, M.HSc. student
Email: daniel.smieja@sickkids.ca

Daniel is an M.HSc. candidate in the Institute of Biomaterials and Biomedical Engineering (IBBME) at the University of Toronto. He joined the Cochlear Implant Lab in 2016 after completing a Bachelor’s degree in Electrical and Biomedical Engineering at McMaster University in Hamilton.

Daniel’s research project looks at functional and effective connectivity of cortical sources in experienced cochlear implant users. In his spare time, Daniel enjoys playing with audio gear and eating green peppers.