Call for Summer 2023 IMPRESS supervisors is now open

Published: 2 November 2022

HBHL is partnering with McGill’s Branches initiative on a second round of the extremely successful IMPRESS (Indigenous Mentorship and Paid Research Experience for Summer Students) program.

The IMPRESS program offers Indigenous undergraduates the opportunity to conduct paid research part time under the supervision of a McGill professor.
HBHL supports the brain and mental health stream of IMPRESS with the aim of encouraging students to consider graduate studies in neuroscience. HBHL will also fully funded all participating students. 

How does the IMPRESS program work?

  • PIs submit an application that includes a description of the project(s) IMPRESS student(s) could undertake.
  • Students submit applications indicating their top three project choices and Branches places students in a lab based on project preference.
  • Branches will also pair IMPRESS students with a peer mentor and organize professional-development workshops and cultural and social activities.
  • Once the program starts, supervisors will host IMPRESS students in their labs for 15 hours/week over the course of 10 weeks in the summer.


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