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GSAN Research Symposium 2014 – Registration
The GSAN Research Symposium is only a few weeks away. The symposium will take place at the MNI on the afternoon of Friday May 23rd (1pm). Join us for student presentations in Molecular and Systems Neuroscience, as well as a keynote lecture by Dr. Madhukar Pai, entitled “Open access publishing: the good, the bad, and the predators.” Dr. Pai is an Associate Professor in McGill’s department of Epidemiology, Biostatistics & Occupational Health, and Associate Director of the McGill International TB (tuberculosis) Centre. Dr. Pai also currently serves on the editorial board of PLoS Medicine, and is a section editor for PLoS ONE.
If you have not already registered, please complete the form below.
Note: If you voted during the abstract selection process you were automatically registered at that time.
Please REGISTER here by May 19th: https://docs.google.com/forms/d/1y3kxQbrQpyNue3210RFrIXoQppNE3uBb1mDu28vFEb0/viewform
Please email: email@example.com if you have any questions.
The deadline (April 25, 2014) is approaching to participate in the Fédération étudiante universitaire du Québec (FEUQ) survey on living conditions of students. Your participation will allow for a real portrait of the situations faced by students in Quebec regarding, for example, their sources of funding, their incomes, their debt situation, and their studies-family balance. Participation will also give you a chance to win a MacBook Air 13’’ and an Apple iPad.
For more information, visit the following Web page: www.sourcesetmodes.feuq.qc.ca
Link to survey: https://clients3.som.ca/feuq13417b/?mp=47 é
Over the next two weeks, you will have a chance to read and select which abstracts you would like to see presented at the GSAN research symposium on Friday May 23rd.
There are two pdf documents (see link below) containing abstracts in the Cellular & Molecular and Systems Neuroscience categories (there are ten abstracts in each section, which are arranged in alphabetical order based on title). Author names and affiliations have been removed to reduce bias in voting.
Abstract voting is open from Monday April 14th to Monday April 28th. Don’t miss your chance to have a voice in what topics/presentations are included in the research symposium!
Once you have read the abstracts, please follow the links below to make your selections among the Cellular & Molecular and/or Systems Neuroscience abstracts. There are ten abstracts in each section and you will be instructed to select the top four. A ranking of 1 will assign 5 points to an abstract, 2 will assign 3 points, 3 will assign 2 points, 4 will assign 1 point, and being unranked will not assign any points. The four presenters selected for each section will be those with the highest number of overall points.
Cellular & Molecular Neuroscience Survey
Systems Neuroscience Survey
To ensure the fairness of results, you will have to provide your name and McGill email, but individual selections will not be disclosed outside of the GSAN VP Academic and two Academic Officers.
Also, please inform us (via the voting survey) whether you plan to attend the symposium, so we can prepare appropriately for the number of attendees.
The GSAN Academic Team
Full details of our GSAN’s Research Symposium in Neuroscience, to occur on Friday, May 23rd, 2014, can be found here: http://www.gsaneuro.com/academic/graduate-symposium-in-neuroscience/
ABSTRACT SUBMISSION GUIDELINES:
Abstracts (minus title) must not exceed 250 words, and abstract titles must not exceed 12 words. Abstracts must include a list of authors with one primary author (i.e. the one submitting the abstract) in bold. Please also indicate your supervisor(s) by underlining their name(s).
Abstracts should be submitted in one of two categories: (1) cellular/molecular OR (2) systems neuroscience. Please SPECIFY which categoy you want to present in. If your abstract contains content suitable for both categories, please submit to the category you feel is most appropriate.
All submissions should be sent as a word document to firstname.lastname@example.org.
After the submission period has closed, all IPN students will be invited to vote for which abstracts they would most like to see presented. Names will be removed from the abstracts before the voting occurs. The top ranked abstracts will be selected for oral communications at the research symposium on Friday May 23rd, 2014 at the Montreal Neurological Institute. Presentations will be adjudicated by professors from the IPN department. A prize for the best presentation in each category will be awarded. There will be no poster presentations at this event.
Thank you for your participation! Should you have any questions, comments, concerns or feedback, send us an email at email@example.com or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Email: email@example.com if you have any questions.
Questions? – email BrainReachHS@gmail.com
The Olympics are now over, but a more elite competition is just around the corner!
GSAN will be hosting its first ever TRIVIA NIGHT on Monday March 10th, 7pm at Thomson House in the basement lounge. Free beverages and snacks will be provided while you challenge friends and colleagues to see who will win the gold medal in trivia! The format will be similar to PGSS trivia (4 rounds), but one round will have a neuroscience theme.
There will be prizes for the best team, and the most creative team!
IMPORTANT: Please register using google document below.
Your registration will allow us to plan how many drinks and snacks to provide. Guests from outside the IPN are welcome, but please let us know how many will be joining you.
GSAN will be starting FREE French classes in the coming weeks! Classes will be led by student volunteers from the IPN.
Location: Humanities & Social Sciences Library, Seminar room TBA. Time: 6:30 pm
3 levels will be offered:
1. Beginners (very little or no experience): Class will alternate between Mondays and Thursdays. Start: Thursday 27th of February.
2. Intermediate: Class will alternate between Tuesdays and Fridays. Start: Friday 28th of February.
3. Middle-advanced: Every Wednesday. Start: Wednesday 26th of February.
All levels will offer grammar, conversation, vocabulary & exercises.
You don’t have to know your level to register, just give us an estimation of your knowledge. A placement test will be sent to all registered students to correctly asses your level.
Please note that we may modify the classes content & levels according to student’s needs and motivation.
Thank you & special thanks to all the volunteer teachers for their time and enthusiasm!!
If you have any questions please contact:
Join GSAN for an evening of ice skating on Wednesday, Feb 19th 2014 at 7pm!
Skates and hot chocolate will be provided for FREE!
Please RSVP (especially for skate-sizes)
All IPN students are welcome to join free French Classes organized by the GSAN and moderated by IPN students.
Classes will start by the end en February-first week of March and will take place once a week at 6:30 pm. Location T.B.A.
Beginners: Classes will alternate between Thursdays and Mondays. First week Thursday, next week Monday, third week Thursday again etc.
Basic-Intermediate: Classes will alternate between Friday and Tuesdays.
Advanced: Classes will take place on Wednesdays.
A link to register will be posted next week!
Dear IPN students,
The GSAN would like to start regular and FREE French classes- language exchange meetings!
The following is a survey to evaluate your willingness to join such events either as a student or as a volunteer teacher/moderator.
Please follow this link to help us plan the classes according to your needs:https://docs.google.com/forms/d/1X4Msjzrua4g2oYrfAR3hKJo79gGg4JxU3jlf3LC1Pc0/viewform
If you have questions please contact firstname.lastname@example.org
SERF on Optogenetics
Date: October 30th, 7-8.30PM @ Thomson House (room 404)
Join this term’s first SERF (student experimental research forum) to learn more about optogenetics, and discuss this technique with other students in a laid-back atmosphere. Round off the evening and stay for a few drinks at Thomson House afterwards.
President: Julia Nantes: email@example.com
VP Finance: Rochelle Herrington
VP External:Hazim Alkhani
VP Academic: Brent Dawe
VP Social: Shaleeza Kaderali
Secretary: Jacalyn Guy
Fundraising Officer: Falisha Karpati
Website coordinator: Ravishankar Palanisamy (Ravi)
Sports/Recreation Coordinator:Camille A. Juzwik
New & International Students Officer:Ana Fernandez
Public Relations Officer: S. Gabriela Torres-Platas
Miguel Cisneros (MNI)
Kristen Parker (MNI)
Victor Mocanu (MNI)
Arjun Paliwal (Montreal Children’s Hospital)
Sylvia Joseph: (Jewish GeneralHospital)
Armita Dehmoobadsharifabadi: (RVH)
Adele Tufford: (Bellini,IRCM, Macintyre)
Lea Perret: (Douglas)
Hannah Schubloom: (StewartBiologyBuilding)
Elections for committee positions on the Graduate Students Association for Neuroscience (GSAN) will occur at the general assembly on Wed. Sept. 25th between 6-8pm at the Montreal Neurological Institute (de Grandpré Communications Centre).
All IPN students are welcome to run for a GSAN committee position!
GSAN Committee Positions Available
Website Coordinator (1)
Recreation/Sports Coordinator (1)
Advertising/Fundraising Officer (2)
Social Officers (2)
International Student Officer (1)
Public Relations Officer (1)
Academic Officers (2)
Institute Representatives (1-3 per institute, dependent on IPN student population)
PGSS Representatives (3)
To run for a position, you must (i) email firstname.lastname@example.org by Tues. Sept. 24th indicating which position(s) you would like to run for, and (ii) attain at least 3 signatures from other IPN students on the nomination form (attached) and bring this form to the general assembly. All candidates are welcome to give a 1-minute speech at the assembly detailing why he/she should be elected. Please familiarize yourself with the duties of the position you are running for as well as the responsibilities of all committee members, irrespective of position (see attached document).
Email email@example.com if you have any questions!
It is time to elect a new GSAN executive committee! Our general assembly will take place on Monday, June 10th at 6:30pm in deGrandpre Communications Center. It is important that as many IPN students as possible attend and participate as GSAN represents IPN students, organizes academic and social events and participates in PGSS meetings.
We are also calling for nominations of students who wish to be part of the executive; that is President, VP Social, VP Academic, VP Finance and Operations and VP External. (N.B. Officer elections are held in the fall.)
- Please see the Executive Positions document explaining each executive position, from the constitution, and from our current execs.
- Please note, that to run for president, you must have previously or currently held a position on the committee (executive or officer).
- To nominate yourself for an executive position, you must e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org with your name and expected date of graduation, fill out the GSAN Exec Nomination Form and obtain 10 signatures from IPN students on this form.
As usual, pizza and beer will be served to those participating in the meeting!
Feel free to ask any questions (email@example.com).
From your PGSS representatives
Dear IPN students,
Do you know about the student-aid resources available at McGill?
Would knowledge of the available resources be useful to you or someone you know?
We are looking for leaders to join the IPN Peer Support Team (PST).
The IPN PST is a joint initiative between members of GSAN, students enrolled in the IPN and the IPN department. Our aim is to provide support to students by directing them to the appropriate trained professionals.
Please read the attachment for a full description of the initiative as well as the requirements, roles and responsibilities of a peer support leader.
To join, please fill in the following link:
If you want to join us and/or have any questions, please contact the following students:
Zarah Chaudhary (Douglas – MNI): firstname.lastname@example.org
Ravishankar Palanisamy (MNI): email@example.com
Mike Cisneros-Franco (MNI): firstname.lastname@example.org
Victor Mocanu (MNI): email@example.com
Behrang Sharif (MNI): firstname.lastname@example.org
Julien Ouellet (MNI): email@example.com
Sylvia Josephy (LDI-JGH): firstname.lastname@example.org
IPN Peer Support Team
Dear new graduate students of the IPN,
Congratulations on your admission to McGill and welcome to the IPN!
We are the Graduate Student Association of Neuroscience (GSAN), an organization that represents graduate and post-graduate students enrolled in the IPN at McGill. Our goal is to promote a sense of community between students in the IPN and to provide a platform for social and educational interactions between students across all research institutes in Montreal.
We have compiled a few useful links and information that will hopefully help you with your new start in at McGill and in Montreal. Take a look at it and please don’t hesitate to contact us if you have further questions or comments!
We are currently planning welcome & social events for all of you on Friday, September 5th. The events will be linked to a mandatory info session organized by the IPN administrators.
Graduate students of all levels are invited to become Senior Buddies (including those who entered before or in January 2014)! If you were a new student this year or earlier, pay the favour forward and become a Senior Buddy!)
Your responsibilities as a Senior Buddy will be to introduce yourself to the new student buddied up with you (via e-mail) and be available to answer questions your Junior Buddy may have. To improve the experience of new students this year, we will ask Senior Buddies to contact their Junior Buddies no later than August 1st.
A perk to being a buddy (in addition to making new friends of course) is that all Senior Buddies will be invited to the New Student Welcome Event (to occur during the 1st week of September 2014)!
If you are interested in being a senior buddy, please register here by July 10th: