Symposium 2015


Campus Alberta Neuroscience's 2015 Symposium was its largest event to date, with nearly 250 participants from across Alberta gathering in Calgary for the three-day program. The unique, multi-focus event brought together experts in depression research and translation as well as those in the general neurosciences for collaborative, multi-disciplinary presentations and discussion. The events were linked by a keynote address from Dr. Pierre Blier, who provided an engaging presentation on how advances in neuroscience have been critical to treating depression. The neuroscience-focused program included keynote addresses by prominent researchers from the Universities of Alberta, Calgary and Lethbridge and a closing keynote by Dr. Igor Timofeev, all of whom provided an overview of the importance of integrative techniques and technologies for expediting discoveries in neuroscience. Feedback from Symposium participants was overwhelmingly positive, and CAN looks forward to welcoming the Alberta neuroscience community to the 5th Annual Symposium in Edmonton in October 2016.


Congratulations to the 3-Minute Thesis Competition Winners!

1st place: LeAnna Kalvi, University of Lethbridge

2nd place: Churmy Fan, University of Calgary

3rd place: Sydney Candy, University of Calgary



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'Time is brain' in stroke assessment and treatment

When a patient arrives at the hospital showing signs of a stroke, every minute counts. At the Foothills Medical Centre, the internationally acclaimed stroke team immediately begins assessing the patient when they arrive so that treatment can begin as soon



Healthy Brain Aging and Dementia Researchers Meet to Connect Nationally and Globally

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Internship Opportunities Available

Campus Alberta Neuroscience is working to bring new internship placement opportunities to our partners and neuroscience and mental health graduate students at our partner institutions, the Universities of Alberta, Calgary, and Lethbridge.