Dalhousie University’s NEUROSCIENCE INSTITUTE
The Neuroscience Institute was established in 1990 as an umbrella organization to foster research and training in neuroscience at Dalhousie University. Its graduate program was founded in 1992 to promote the training of graduate students in Neuroscience.
The Institute is not a bricks-and-mortar organization. It is a virtual institute bringing together neuroscience faculty and students from basic science and clinical departments throughout the university and its affiliated hospitals.
Both the Neuroscience Institute and the graduate program were built on Dalhousie’s widely recognized scientific excellence in this field of research. Historically, the founding of the Neuroscience Institute and the graduate program paralleled similar establishments in North America and around the world to promote research and training in the rapidly growing field of Neuroscience.
The Neuroscience Institute is in a process of restructuring, and has a new governance structure — consisting of an Executive Committee and Scientific Advisory Committee — working toward that goal.
Activities of the Institute include:
- Fostering research collaborations
- Sponsoring and coordinating seminars by leading neuroscientists from home and abroad
- Organizing and sponsoring symposia and workshops on cutting-edge research
- Sponsoring and coordinating outreach events such as the annual Brain Awareness Week and Brain Bee contest