CONNECT TO ALBERTA NEUROSCIENTISTS

Join the CANdex, a public database of neuroscience and mental health researchers across Alberta

ACCESS COURSES AND WORKSHOPS

Expanding and sharing neuroscience education across Alberta

DISCOVER OUR RESEARCH THEMES

Increasing the scope, scale and impact of neuroscience and mental health research in Alberta

CURRENT FUNDING OPPORTUNITES

Supporting Alberta-based neuroscience and mental health collaborations and initiatives

FIND UPCOMING EVENTS AND CONFERENCES

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.

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CAMPUS ALBERTA NEUROSCIENCE NEWS AND EVENTS

CAMPUS ALBERTA NEUROSCIENCE SYMPOSIUM

SAVE THE DATE

October 26 – 27, 2017
Mark your calendar and plan to attend CAN’s 6th annual symposium, taking place at the Sheraton Suites Calgary Eau Claire in downtown Calgary. More information will be available soon.

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INTERNSHIP OPPORTUNITY

SYMPOSIUM COORDINATOR

Campus Alberta Neuroscience is looking for a University of Calgary graduate student to join the team as a Symposium Coordinator Intern.

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FUNDING OPPORTUNITIES

TEAM FORMATION

The Team Formation Program offers support for travel and meeting costs (within Alberta) to bring researchers together to develop productive collaborations in neuroscience and mental health research and/or translation.

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TRAINEE MOBILITY

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.

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CANdex RESEARCHER PROFILE

DR. WILLIAM COLMERS

Through his lab, Dr. Colmers has spent the last 30 years studying neuropeptides and the role they play in energy balance, obesity, and the wasting syndrome called cachexia. Neuropeptides, which act as signaling molecules in the brain, enable neurons to communicate complex information with each other. “Neuropeptide Y, for example, has the ability to work as an antiepileptic in one part of the brain, while regulating appetite in another,” Dr. Colmers explains.

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EDUCATIONAL OPPORTUNITIES

INTRODUCTION TO

COMPUTATIONAL METHODS IN NEUROSCIENCE

This ten-day workshop is comprised of lectures, hands-on use of key analysis methods in a computer lab, and a course project. Registration for the 2017 workshop is now closed.

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INTRODUCTION TO

NEUROIMAGING TECHNIQUES

This workshop is aimed at trainees and research staff. Attendees will also gain hands-on experience in data collection and analysis.

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RESEARCH THEMES

HEALTHY BRAIN AGING AND DEMENTIA

The HBAD Team brings together Alberta researchers along the entire spectrum of both healthy brain aging and dementia research – from basic to translational sciences. The goal of HBAD is to accelerate diagnostic advancements, improve cognitive health and reduce the overall burden of dementia on Albertans.

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NERVOUS SYSTEM INJURY

The NSI Team works to increase the creation and application of knowledge that promotes positive recovery and outcomes for individuals following spinal cord, traumatic brain and nerve injury. This will be accomplished by establishing and maintaining nervous system injury research and translation partnerships and collaborations with Alberta researchers, clinicians, community partners and trainees.

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 CALENDAR OF EVENTS