Neuroscience

We at the University of Calgary have established a world class, forward-looking, research intensive training program in collaborative, team-based neuroscience research.

The Department of Neuroscience consists of ~100 graduate students and their supervisors located in labs throughout the University of Calgary. We are governed by the Faculty of Graduate Studies and work collaboratively with the Hotchkiss Brain Institute, as well as the Faculties of Medicine, Science, Kinesiology and Engineering to provide research intensive PhD's and MSc's in neuroscience.

The Hotchkiss Brain Institute was established at the University of Calgary in 2004, and ever since brings together nearly 100 neuroscientists and clinician scientists from across the University of Calgary. Faculty encompass all CIHR pillars, including experts in population health, clinical investigators, translational scientists and basic science researchers. Graduate students benefit daily from this rich milieu and contribute directly to it through trainee-led initiatives sponsored through the HBI Trainee organization (HBITO).

Program Streams

Applicants to the MDNS Graduate Program can apply to thesis based programs:

  • Master of Science (MSc) program
  • Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) program

MDNS course inquiries can be emailed to cmschill@ucalgary.ca

Journal Clubs and Seminars

Journal Clubs

Joining a journal club is an opportunity and a requirement of the Neuroscience Graduate Program

For further information, contact Linda Kim

Seminars

Each week a leading researcher from another University is invited to give a talk in the Hotchkiss Brain Institute Seminar Series.  In this way, students can learn about cutting edge research in many sub-areas within Neuroscience, and have the opportunity to meet the visiting speakers at lunch.  There are also numerous other regular seminars within the Faculty of Medicine and on main campus as well. Add yourself to the mailing list by emailing: neurosec@ucalgary.ca 

Lesley Towill
Graduate Program Administrator
neurosci@ucalgary.ca
Phone: 403.220.2558
Fax: 403.210.8109

Drs. Michael A. Colicos & Jeff F. Dunn
Graduate Program Co-Directors