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Learning at The Neuro

Each year, we train300+graduate students and postdoctoral fellowsfrom around the world

The Neuro is the hub of neuroscience at McGill

Excellent training in neuroscience is also offered in departments such as:

  • Biology
  • Biomedical Engineering
  • Communication Sciences and Disorders
  • Computer Science and Engineering
  • Music
  • Neurology and Neurosurgery
  • Pharmacology
  • Physiology
  • Physics and Psychology
  • in McGill affiliated hospital research centres 
     

Students training in neuroscience at The Neuro and at McGill have many advantages:

  • Breadth and depth in neuroscience
  • Close integration of clinical and basic neurosciences
  • Hundreds of bright, motivated students and trainees
  • More than 150 neuroscientists in institutes, centres and departments
  • Cross-disciplinary research and training opportunities
  • Extensive infrastructure for brain imaging, genomics, nanoscience, optical imaging, proteomics, super computing and more
  • Largest concentration of neuroscientists in North America
  • Interaction with pharmaceutical and biotech industries
     

PROGRAMS OF STUDY

Undergraduate students

Honours Projects

Fourth-year undergraduate students may conduct an Honours Project in a research laboratory at The Neuro. Interacting with scientists and lab personnel, the student conducts a research project and presents a final paper. Each McGill department can provide more information.

Work in Labs

Undergraduate students may work in research laboratories at The Neuro as volunteers or as paid employees to gain valuable knowledge and laboratory experience. To explore opportunities for lab work, students should contact faculty members at The Neuro whose research matches their interests. See Research at The Neuro.

Graduate students

About 200 students, residents and fellows work in The Neuro’s 50 research labs. Many pursue a Masters or PhD in McGill University's Integrated Program in Neuroscience, one of the largest such programs in North America. In addition, graduate students at The Neuro can pursue their degrees through programs in Psychology, Biomedical Engineering, Neuroengineering and more.

Students learn techniques and develop research skills in brain imaging, molecular and cellular biology, biochemistry, cognitive psychology, electrophysiology, immunology, morphology, neuro-engineering, systems neuroscience and other specialties. Through our many seminar series and named lectures, students can hear the world's most prominent scientists present their latest work, as well as, enjoy many opportunities to participate in international meetings.

For information about McGill University's Integrated Program in Neuroscience, an inter-departmental, inter-disciplinary neuroscience program for graduate students, contact:

McGill University Integrated Program in Neuroscience
The Neuro
3801 University Street, Room 141
Montreal, Quebec H3A 2B4 Canada
T: 514-398-1229
Fax: 514-398-4621
ipn [at] mcgill.ca (Email)

Joe Rochford, Program Director
T: 514-398-1229
Josephine.Nalbantoglu [at] mcgill.ca (Email)

Graduate Program Coordinator
T: 514-398-1905
ipn [at] mcgill.ca (Email)

Post-doc

Post-doctoral fellows are critical to the progress of research at The Neuro. By joining a lab, post-doctoral fellows continue their training, work toward an independent career and help guide graduate students. Weekly seminar series, special lectures, international conferences and a collegial atmosphere enrich The Neuro’s superb training environment. Interested students should contact Neuro faculty members whose research matches their interests. See Research at The Neuro.

Residents and Fellows

Medical residents and clinical fellows have trained at the Montreal Neurological Institute and Hospital since its founding in 1934. More than 1,300 former fellows have established careers in prominent medical and academic centres around the world and many are leaders in their field. Clinical fellows develop specialized skills under the guidance of a faculty mentor and may explore this opportunity by contacting Neuro physicians with complementary interests.

The Neurology and Neurosurgery Residency Programs are coordinated by the Faculty of Medicine at McGill University. Residents benefit from a vibrant clinical community and an expanded network as the Montreal Neurological Hospital is one of five teaching hospitals in the McGill University Health Centre. For information on post-graduate medical education, see http://www.med.mcgill.ca/

For information about the Neurology Residency Program, contact:

Dr. Fraser Moore (Adult),
Dr. Myriam Srour and Dr. Chantal Poulin (Pediatric)
Director, Neurology Residency Program
c/o residency.neurology [at] mcgill.ca (subject: Neurology%20Residency) (Neurology Residency)
Montreal Neurological Institute and Hospital
3801 University Street
Montreal, Quebec H3A 2B4 Canada

Telephone: 514-398-1904

For information about the Neurosurgery Residency Program, contact:

Jeff Atkinson, MD
Director, Neurosurgery Residency Program
c/o Luisa Birri
Montreal Neurological Institute and Hospital
3801 University Street
Montreal, Quebec H3A 2B4 Canada

Telephone: 514-398-1935


FINANCIAL SUPPORT

The Neuro offers fellowships, studentships and travel awards through a competitive process.

Fellowships

The application forms will open as of August 1, 2019 at noon til October 31, 2019 at 11:59 PM, please apply here.

Studentships

Please note the following studentships are open to students at The Neuro only.  Other studentships available to all students registered in the Integrated Program in Neuroscience (IPN) may be found on the IPN website.

The Jeanne Timmins Costello Studentship

$10,000 stipend support towards student research and study in clinical and basic neuroscience.  The award is for one year and recipients can apply for one additional year of funding.

The Christian Geada Brain Tumour Research Studentship

$10,000 stipend support to a graduate student (masters or doctoral level) conducting research directly related to brain tumours.

The Harold and Audrey Fisher Brain Tumour Training Studentship

$10,000 stipend support to a graduate student (masters or doctoral level) conducting research directly related to brain tumours.

The Molson Neuro-Engineering Studentship

$10,000 stipend support to a graduate student (masters or doctoral level) pursuing high-level work in neuroengineering.

The Tony Proudfoot Training Studentship in ALS

$25,000 stipend support to masters and doctoral students wishing to pursue specialized research training in the field of ALS. 

All eligible students who have applied for the Jeanne Timmins Costello Studentship will be considered for the following awards:

The Desjardins Award of Excellence

$20,000 stipend support to an outstanding graduate student (masters or doctoral level) as selected by the Studentship Awards Committee.

The Joan and Warren Chippindale Outstanding Student Award

$1500 award to the highest ranked graduate student (masters or doctoral level) based on strict selection criteria applied by the Studentship Awards Committee.

Please direct any inquiries to:

Katherine.vanka [at] mcgill.ca (subject: MNI%20Studentship%20inquiry) (Katherine Vanka)
(514) 398-1229

Travel Awards

The application forms will open as of August 1, 2019 at noon til October 31, 2019 at 11:59 PM, please apply here.

Faculty of Medicine Clinical Fellowships

Please refer to the Postgraduate Medical Education website. Neuro-related fellowships can be found under the Neurology and Neurosurgery tabs.

Competition Results

2018-2019

Studentship Awardees

The Desjardins Award of Excellence: Yvonne Yao (L. Fellows).

The Djavad Mowafaghian Studentship: Justin Miron (J. Poirier)

The Ann and Richard Sievers Award in Neuroscience Award: Thomas Funk (Dr. Thiel)

The Jeanne Timmins Costello Fellowship: Jesse Langille (W. Sossin), Reesha Raja (J-F Cloutier), Kadjita Asumbisa (S. Trenholm), Vanessa Li (E. Ruthazer), Li Bai Qing (J-F Cloutier), Chun Yao (Ron Postuma)

The Molson Neuro-Engineering Studentship: Mardja Manssur (A. Fournier), Sethu Boopathy (A. Shmuel), Simon Hua (A. Fournier)

The Christian Geada Brain Tumour Research Studentship: Nicole Ledwos (R. Del Maestro)

The Harold and Audrey Fisher Brain Tumour Training Studentship: Sophie Fiola (R. Diaz)

The Joan and Warren Chippindale Outstanding Student Award: Jesse Langille (W. Sossin), Trisanna Sprung-Much (M. Petrides)

The Massabky Mary Foundation: Hussain Bdair (A. Kostikov)

 

Fellowship Awardees

The Banque Nationale Post-Doctoral Fellowship:  Matthias Kirschner (A. Dagher).

The CIBC Post-Doctoral Fellowship in Brain Imaging: Ana-Sofia Hincapie (B. Frauscher)

The Jeanne Timmins Costello Fellowship: Mari Aaltonen (E. Shoubridge), Kuwook Cha (C. Pack), Seun Jeon (A. Evans), Alexis Machado (E. Hamel)

The Tony Proudfoot Training Fellowship in ALS Research: Louise Thiry (S. Stefani)

 

Travel Awardees

Arthur Victor Movement Disorder Travel Award: Vincent Francis (P.McPherson), Rosalind Roberts (T. Fon), Vlad Rudakou (Z. Gan-Or), Faezeh Sarayloo (G. Rouleau), Benoit Vanderperre (T. Fon), Yuting Zhang (A. Milnerwood)

Dr. Richard Murphy Travel Award: Carolina Cuello Oderiz (J. Gotman), Peter Donhauser (S. Baillet), Guido Guberman (A. Ptito), Sebastien Tremblay (M. Petrides)

Simon Groom Student Travel Award: Mini Amiri (J. Gotman), Seok-Jun Hong (B. Bernhardt)

Lewis Reford Fellows Travel Award: Miled Bourourou (E. Hamel), Adrian Duszkiewicz (A. Peyrache), Seun Jeon (A. Evans)

Kenelm M. Winslow Student Travel Award: Ana-Lucia Fernandez Cruz (L. Fellows), Karine Iversen (J.F. Cloutier), Changseok Lee (K. Petrecca), Diane Nakamura (T. Kennedy), Jessika Royea (E. Hamel), Ryan Sanford (L. Collins), Lawrie Shahbaziam (S. Stifani), Trisanna Sprung-Much (M. Petrides), Reinder Vos de Wael (B. Bernhardt), Congyao Zha (W. Sossin)

Don Baxter Collaborative Fund: Simon Drouin (L. Collins), Mauricio Girardi-Schappo (N. Ladbon-Bernasconi), Ernesto Mas-Herrero (R. Zatorre)

Albert Gombay Neuroscience Travel Award: Gabrielle Houle (G. Rouleau), Rebecca Robertson (B. Bernhardt)

Tom Gevas Student Travel Award: Ravoor Gill (A. Bernasconi), Laetitia Mwilambwe-Tshilobo (N. Spreng)

Hay Foundation External Training Travel Award: Kelvin Mok (A. Shmuel), Kaija Sander (D. Klein)


NURSING


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Nurses at The Neuro are on the front line and are involved in all aspects of the health care system, whether it is research, administration, education or clinical care. Their role in improving the health and well-being of others is critical.

Transforming Care at the Bedside
Neuroscience Nurses at The Neuro are the first in Canada to participate in the international program Transforming Care at the Bedside (TCAB). This program, created by the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation and the Institute for Healthcare Improvement (IHI), was designed to turn a select set of high performing hospitals into innovative learning labs for real-time improvement in patient care. The nurses are working to define and implement best practices in patient-centered  inpatient care, and to increase direct care time for nurses. American and European hospitals that have participated in TCAB report better clinical outcomes, reduced nurse turnover and lower costs. Nurses will apply their energy and expertise, and involve inter-professional team members, patients and their families to transform patient care.

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The Neuro is a McGill research and teaching institute; delivering the highest quality patient care, as part of the Neuroscience Mission of the McGill University Health Centre. We are proud to be a Killam Institution, supported by the Killam Trusts.