At a Glance
McGill's Integrated Program in Neuroscience offers Neuroscience graduate programs in Master's of Science (M.Sc.) and Doctor of Philosophy (Ph.D).
Our primary mission is to provide our students with critical knowledge regarding neuroscience, to train them to execute independent research, and to encourage them to pursue opportunities in the world of academia, industry and government.
One of IPN's distinctive features is that it is inter-departmental and inter-disciplinary; our faculty researchers are affiliated with various programs within the University, and hence, our students have the flexibility of conducting neuroscientific research that parallel with multiple areas of study. Please see our list of researchers.
Since our faculty members are associated with various departments and disciplines, our research sites are numerous and are populated across McGill campus and the city of Montreal. Our multiple research environments consisting of outstanding trainees explain why Montreal is home to one of the highest concentrations of neuroscientists in North America.1
1 Source: https://blog.mtl.org/en/montreal-city-neuroscience
We ensure that our students are supported beyond the classroom and laboratory; Our student society, Graduate Students' Association for Neuroscience (GSAN) brings our students together with their multiple academic competitions (3-Minute Thesis Competition), workshops, and social events (Spring Formal, seasonal outings).
Furthermore, our students are known to dedicate their time and effort in order to give back to our community; Our student-managed community outreach group, BrainReach, is a non-profit, award-winning group that aims to educate Quebec Elementary and High School students, as well as school children in rural communities, about the brain!
Awards and Fellowships
IPN students have a wide array of awards and fellowships that they may apply and be eligible for, including internal awards and fellowships, external awards (namely, the Vanier CGS, Fulbright Student Awards), and travel awards.
Between 2015 and 2018, IPN students received 220 competitive studentships and 91 federal and provincial awards, which include 10 Vanier CGS awards.
Outside the Laboratory
Every year, IPN organizes various lectures, seminars and workshops on new and emerging topics in research for our students and faculty researchers. One of our biggest events of the year is our Annual Scientific Retreat, a two-day academic gathering consisting of a keynote address by a well-esteemed researcher, symposia led by our own faculty members and students, student poster presentations, a wine & cheese evening, and a student social.