Congratulations to the newly elected CAN executives!
- Vice-President-elect: Melanie Woodin, University of Toronto
- Treasurer-elect: Steven Prescott, University of Toronto
- Elsa Rossignol, Université de Montréal
- Karl Fernandes, Université de Sherbrooke
Read our latest newsletter to learn what CAN has been up to and our plans for the coming months!
- Message from the CAN President, Keith Murai
- CAN Meeting Highlights
- Thank you!
- Canadian Association for Neuroscience (CAN) 2022 Public lecture: Focused ultrasound for the delivery of therapeutics to the brain
- Equity, Diversity, Inclusion event – Viewing of Picture a Scientist and panel discussion
- CAN Advocacy training
- Career networking event
- Annual General Meeting of Members
- Congratulations to all prize winners
- Advocacy update
- CAN Hill week – March 21-25, 2022
- CAN submission to the House of Commons Standing committee on Science and Research
- First report of the new House of Commons Standing Committee on Science and Research tabled on June 6
- Recording available: Science Policy Session with Senator Stan Kutcher – April 25, 2022
- CAN-ACN response to budget 2022 – “A Plan to Grow our Economy and Make Life More Affordable”
- Opportunities & Resources
- CAN membership
On June 6, the new House of Commons Standing Committee on Science and Research tabled its first ever report, as part of its study on “Successes, Challenges and Opportunities for Science in Canada”. The Canadian Association for Neuroscience (CAN) was one of sixteen organizations that submitted a written submission as part of the consultations. The Committee held meetings over the course of three months, which CAN closely followed, hearing from science and research organizations, post-secondary institutions, companies and government departments.
CAN welcomes all 13 of the recommendations made to government, and is pleased that one of our recommendations (An initial 25% boost to the budgets of the three granting councils followed by a 10% yearly increase) was specifically referenced in the report. Additionally, we are happy to see that the Committee has recognized the tremendous setback to Canada’s research ecosystem caused by the pandemic, and the impact of the rapid mobilization of resources to conduct COVID-19 research, sometimes at the expense of research on other health issues. (more…)
We are happy to make the slides for the CAN Advocacy training presented May 13 over lunch in Toronto available
The Canadian Association for Neuroscience (CAN) and the Canadian Institutes of Health’s Institute of Neurosciences, Mental Health and Addiction (CIHR-INMHA) are proud to announce the winners of the 2021 Brain Star Awards.
The CIHR-INMHA Brain Star awards, administered for 2021 by the Canadian Association for Neuroscience, are awarded to students and trainees who have published high impact discoveries in all fields and disciplines covered by CIHR’s Institute of Neurosciences, Mental Health and Addiction in the 2021 calendar year.
The top 3 Brain Star Award winners of the year have been invited to make a presentation at the CAN meeting in May.