null BRaIN Symposium

Date: March 18-19, 2024

Location: Drs. Sylvia & Richard Cruess Amphitheatre & Elspeth McConnell Atrium, 1001 boul. Décarie, Montréal, QC, Block E

Registration: BRaIN Symposium (

Registration Deadline: March 4, 2024

The BRaIN Program Symposium is a two-day event, scheduled for March 18-19, 2024. It is an excellent opportunity for senior high school, Cegep, and university students, as well as graduate students/trainees and researchers to learn about the latest developments in neuroscience research, and to gain insights into the latest research findings. It is a must-attend event for anyone interested in the field of neuroscience.

The first day of the symposium, March 18, will feature the Brain Bee Neuroscience Competition and lab tours for high school students. The Brain Bee competition is a neuroscience competition for high school students in grades 9 through Cegep-1. The lab tours will provide students with an opportunity to explore the research labs and gain insights into the latest research in neuroscience, including keynote address from Dr. Joe Schwarcz, Director of McGill University’s Office for Science and Society, who will discuss the relationship between the brain and nutrition.

The second day of the symposium, March 19, will be a research day where BRaIN trainees will present their research, either in oral or poster presentation format. BRaIN trainees will showcase their research findings and share their insights. Prizes will be awarded. The research day will also feature keynote speaker Dr. Gul Dolen, Professor, Department of Psychology, University of California, Berkeley, who will be presenting her knowledge and analysis of the most recent advancements in neuroscience research. Selected abstracts will be chosen for oral presentations. The goal of this second day is to provide a unique opportunity to RI-MUHC trainees and to introduce the RI-MUHC community to their research project. Lunch will be provided only for presenters and their supervisor (PI or senior lab mentor).