Join the CANdex, a public database of neuroscience and mental health researchers across Alberta
Expanding and sharing neuroscience education across Alberta
Increasing the scope, scale and impact of neuroscience and mental health research in Alberta
Supporting Alberta-based neuroscience and mental health collaborations and initiatives
Join and connect with other researchers and trainees at CAN and partner events
Campus Alberta Neuroscience (CAN) is a province-wide network connecting the Universities of Alberta, Calgary and Lethbridge to increase the impact of neuroscience and mental health research, education and translation. Through collaborative partnerships with researchers, government and health system stakeholders, industry and community organizations, CAN aims to improve brain health in Alberta and beyond.
CAMPUS ALBERTA NEUROSCIENCE NEWS AND EVENTS
TRAINEE RETREAT: DESIGNING YOUR FUTURE
April 28 – 29, 2018
This retreat will ask trainees to look ahead in their own personal career transition and shape the future they want to work towards. Participants will examine how their current skills might be applied towards the future, who will best support those aspirations, and steps to get there. Trainees will map out their personal network and identify sponsors and potential gaps that might be required to further their vision.
CAN IN THE NEWS
DEVELOPING A NEW MODEL OF CARE FOR SPINAL CORD INJURY
“We’re working to advance and connect spinal cord injury research, translation, community services and clinical care to improve the lifelong experience of people with SCI,” says Dr. Grant McIntyre, Executive Director of Campus Alberta Neuroscience. “The Rick Hansen Spinal Cord Injury Registry is a key element in our goal of turning research evidence into health care solutions for Canadians with SCI.”
POSTDOCTORAL FELLOWSHIP ON MULTIPLE SCLEROSIS
The Alberta Multiple Sclerosis Collaboration (Alberta MS Collaboration) is now accepting clinical and research postdoctoral fellowship proposals from Alberta-based trainees focused on multiple sclerosis in the area of neuro-protection and repair. Clinical fellowships will be valued at $60,000 per annum for up to two years, while research fellowships will be valued at $37,000. Fellowships are encouraged but not required to have a multi-institutional collaborative component to their placements. Applications are due May 15, 2018.
The Trainee Mobility Program supports short-term visits between the Universities of Alberta, Calgary Lethbridge by neuroscience and mental health trainees. These short-term exchanges facilitate knowledge-sharing among trainees and scholars across the Campus Alberta Neuroscience network.
CANdex RESEARCHER PROFILE
DR. ZAHINOOR ISMAIL, UNIVERSITY OF CALGARY
Dr. Ismail devotes his days to conducting research and seeing patients, a dynamic mix he describes as “fascinating work.” His research integrates neurology and psychiatry and ranges from understanding cognitive decline in dementia to imaging and biomarkers of neuropsychiatric symptoms to clinical trials.
MAY 31-JUNE 8, 2018
COMPUTATIONAL METHODS IN NEUROSCIENCE
This nine-day workshop at the University of Lethbridge is comprised of lectures, hands-on use of key analysis methods in a computer lab, and a course project, all focused on the use of Matlab. Apply today!
This workshop is aimed at trainees and research staff. Attendees will also gain hands-on experience in data collection and analysis.
The Depression Research and Intervention Team is focused on connecting depression researchers and clinical professionals to improve depression treatment and awareness in Alberta. The Team is working in collaboration with the Canadian Depression Research and Intervention Network (CDRIN) and through active involvement of community groups and people with lived experience of depression.
Campus Alberta Neuroscience (CAN) and the Alberta MS Network have partnered to establish The Alberta MS Collaboration to boost the province’s capacity for MS research and translation through industry, government, community and academic partnerships.