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    Call for Applications: 9th IBRO/USCRC Canadian School of Neuroscience

    "Development and Disease"
    May 13 - 23, 2015
    Vancouver, British Columbia


    The IBRO/USCRC (US Canada Region) is pleased to offer advanced neuroscience courses for IBRO Alumni and other young investigators residing in Africa and Latin America. In Vancouver, students will participate in a specialized neuroscience school that will focus on Development and Disease. This opportunity is made possible by the support of the IBRO US/Canada Regional Committee and several Canadian institutions. The School is intended for 12-14 young promising trainees with clear leadership potential in their home country’s scientific community.

    Educational Objectives:

    A special feature of this School is its integration with the 9th Annual Canadian Neuroscience Meeting to be held in Vancouver from May 24 - 27, 2015. The Annual Meeting is organized by the Canadian Association for Neuroscience (CAN). It is expected that more than 1000 brain researchers will attend, and all students enrolled in this School will be full participants of this meeting, presenting their own work on a poster, attending scientific sessions, and participating in interactive sessions with selected speakers. The organizers of the Annual Canadian Neuroscience Meeting have waived the registration fee for all students attending the School.

    The Coordinators for the School are Dr. Doug Allan and Dr. Jason Snyder of University of British Columbia.

    Who should apply?

    Priority will be given to IBRO Alumni residing in Africa and Latin America. The applicants should be fluent in English (written/spoken), have a degree in basic or clinical sciences, and be involved in neuroscience research.

    Students will be chosen on the basis of their academic records and their potential for leadership in the scientific community of their home country. The criteria include: academic achievements, publications, letters of reference, and in particular, the statement of how this School will benefit the applicant’s own research career.

    Students selected to attend the School will have their travel and living expenses (housing and meals) covered by the School. Visas and other immigration arrangements are the responsibility of the students.

    Organizing Committee:

    Albert J Aguayo (Chair)
    Ellis Cooper (Program) 
    Ante L Padjen (Communication)

    Application Deadline: February 15, 2015

    Apply here.

    For further inquiries, please contact: Dr. Ante Padjen (


    • Society for Neuroscience
    • Canadian Association for Neuroscience
    • INMHA
    • CIHR 
    • Montreal Neurological Institute, McGill University
    • Department of Neurology and Neurosurgery, McGill University
    • UBC Neuroscience Graduate Program 
    • UBC Department of Cellular and Physiological Sciences 
    • iCord
    • UBC Centre for Brain Health
    • UBC Life Sciences Institute
    • UBC Vice President of Research + International
    • UBC Department of Psychology
    • Precision Nanosystems
    • Michael Smith Foundation for Health Research
    • Olympus
    • Noldus
    • VWR