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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FUNDING OPPORTUNITIES

TRAINEE MOBILITY

Campus Alberta Neuroscience offers this program to enrich the experience of neuroscience and mental health trainees through increased collaboration and connection across campuses.

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PARTNER OPPORTUNITY

Applications now being accepted for the Alberta MS Collaboration Seed Grant Competition. The competition is requesting basic science and clinical research proposals from new Alberta-based investigators with a faculty appointment less than 5 years or experienced Alberta-based investigators new to MS research for seed multiple sclerosis research projects focused on neuroprotection and repair.

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CAMPUS ALBERTA NEUROSCIENCE EVENTS

CAMPUS ALBERTA NEUROSCIENCE

INTERNATIONAL SCHOLARS

Through increased international discussion and connection, the CANIS program supports the development and enhancement of inter-campus collaborations within Alberta.

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CAMPUS ALBERTA NEUROSCIENCE

2016 INTERNATIONAL CONFERENCE

Learn more about Campus Alberta Neuroscience’s first international conference, Promoting Healthy Brain Aging and Preventing Dementia: Research and Translation, which took place May 24-27, 2016 in picturesque Banff, Alberta, Canada.

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CANdex RESEARCHER PROFILE

DR. MAJID MOHAJERANI

It was a Master’s thesis focusing on designing complex neurology related software that piqued Dr. Majid Mohajerani’s interest in neuroscience. “I realized that one of my greatest passions was for understanding how the brain works and how it generates cognition, perception and behaviour functions that we use every day,” he says.

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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.

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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

  1. Brain Awareness Week

    March 13, 2017 - March 19, 2017
  2. HBI-Melbourne Epilepsy Symposium

    May 1, 2017 - May 2, 2017