Welcome to the 2016/2017 year at the Society for Neuroscience, Ottawa Chapter, in Canada's National Capital. We have many events planned for this year. These include our usual Brain Awareness Week, Journal Clubs, the Ottawa Brain Bee, and our 6th annual Brain & Mental Health Art Show. Throughout the year we will post information about all our events as well as other neuroscience events in the Ottawa Area, including lists of colloquia hosted by several institutions within the area. To contact the Society for Neuroscience, Ottawa Chapter, please send an email to the appropriate coordinator.
The 2017 Brain & Mental Health Art Show was held on Thursday, April 6th, 2017 in the Horticulture building at Lansdowne in Ottawa - it was our biggest and most successful art show to date!
Brain Awareness week presentations at Ottawa area schools took place the week of March 6-10, 2017 - SfN members visited over 100 schools!
The 2017 Ottawa regional Brain Bee for high school students in grades 9-12 took place on April 29th. Congratulations to our winner, Nathan Biniam!
Abizaid lab study sheds light on how endocrine-disrupting BPA increase obesity risk.
SfN Ottawa has partnered with Brain Buddies Outreach! Click here for more information.
We are now accepting membership into the Society for Neuroscience, Ottawa Chapter. Please fill out our form to be included in our mailing list and to receive updates on SfN Ottawa events.
Read the latest research from student members of the Ottawa SfN chapter.
The Carleton University Women in Science and Engineering (CU-WISE) is a group of enthusiastic undergraduate and graduate students who encourage and support women to pursue an education or career in Science and Engineering. Visit CU-WISE's site to see upcoming events and activities, as well as information on participating.
The Abizaid lab at Carleton University has developed a drug that reduces fat mass in mice on a high-fat diet. Watch the Abizaid lab featured on CBC News.
Watch these educational neuroscience videos from Kim Hellemans, Samantha Santoni, and Greydon Gilmore of the Department of Neuroscience at Carleton University. Created in collaboration with RDV Productions and Randy Smith Web and Graphic Design, these videos are intended to provide introductory neuroscience information to students.
Carleton University's Rim Khazall, co-blogger for the neuroscience blog Neurobites and former official Society for Neuroscience conference neuroblogger, has been asked to provide a guest post by Scientific American blogger Scicurious about her personal experiences while studying and practicing science as a "minority within a minority, within a minority." Join Rim in her blog post as she discusses her experiences—both good and bad—along her current pathway in completing her PhD in neuroscience.
This year marks the third year of the undergraduate division of SfN Ottawa. The Carleton Neuroscience Society for Undergraduate Students is a collection of undergrads at Carleton University hoping to bring the neuroscience undergraduate community together, to organize events of interest to our members, and to promote the study and research of neuroscience. We encourage all undergrads within the Ottawa area to participate in our activities.
The Society for Neuroscience, Ottawa Chapter has gone social! We're now on Facebook and Twitter! Click the like button above to follow us and take part in discussions on our Facebook page or follow our Twitter feed @SfNOttawa, or visit back here to see the feed live on the right side of this page.