Sept 21, 2022: Resume-Building Workshop

Join us for a one-hour workshop to tailor your resume for non-academic internships. Hosted by CREATE. Register via email. to receive zoom link. Attendees are encouraged to bring a copy of their CV or resume. 

Aug, 9, 2022: CREATE SYMPOSIUM: Nonlinear Dynamics in Brain and Behaviour (11am-5pm EDT, via Zoom)

11am-12pm: Workshop: “Know your rights: intellectual content and publishing”, Jessica Lange, McGill University 

12pm-1pm:  Lunch break

1:00pm-1:45pm: Dr. Paula Silva, Univ Cincinnati, “A Dynamical Lens on Neuro-motor Impairments”

1:45pm-2:30pm: Internship panel with CREATE interns 

2:30pm-2:45pm: Coffee break

2:45pm-3:00pm: 1-minute flash presentations for Session A Posters

3:00pm-3:45pm: Poster session A   

3:45pm-4:00pm: Certificate Presentations to Graduate Awardees 

4:00pm-4:15pm: 1-minute flash presentations for Session B Posters 

4:15pm-5pm: Poster session B

Registration is now closed. 

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Research Skills Workshop at McGill, May 11, 2022 (10am-11:30am EST, on Zoom)

This workshop, offered by Emily Kingsland of McGill's Library and Information Sciences, will cover a broad range of online tools designed for natural and life sciences. This workshop is aimed at undergraduates with some research experience who will learn a range of techniques for literature reviews, scoping reviews, and related topics. All CREATE undergraduate trainees are welcome to attend. To register please contact the program coordinator who will distribute the online link before the event by emailing dynamics (dot) create (at) gmail (dot) com

2022 Summer School in Nonlinear Dynamics, May 30-June 10, 2022 (ONLINE)

Presented by the Centre for Applied Mathematics in Bioscience and Medicine (CAMBAM), in collaboration with the Centre de Recherches Mathématiques (CRM) and with the NSERC-CREATE in Complex Dynamics, the summer school will cover a broad range of topics on the applications of nonlinear dynamics and computations to life sciences, ranging from the sub-cellular world to population dynamics. The program will include theory-based and application-based lectures taught by internationally recognized researchers in the field, as well as tutorials and computer labs that will complement the material covered during lectures. Instructors will also supervise group projects conducted by participants.

To view the full program, please visit:

CREATE trainees interested in participating must register by completing the form here 





November 16 Industry Partner Meet & Greet Event (4pm-7pm EST), Online

CREATE graduate and postdoc trainees are invited to learn about our internship program at a meet-and-greet event with our internship partners, to be held online on November 16, 2021 from 4:30pm-7pm EST. All graduate and postdoctoral CREATE trainees are eligible to hold FUNDED full-time and part-time internships with our industry and government partners. Full details about the internship partners and funding can be found at

Trainees will have the opportunity to hear from our internship partners, meet informally with them, and hold short one-on-one interviews with partners. 

Registration is open until October 29. 

Interview Essentials for NSERC-CREATE trainees

Interview Essentials for NSERC-CREATE Trainees

Wednesday October 27th, 2021, 4pm-5pm EST (via Zoom)

Interviewing can be daunting – but preparation is more than half the battle! With the right strategies, you can confidently make your case and show an employer your unique value.

This workshop presentation will provide tips and tricks for preparation, effective communication, and follow-ups that will help you put your best foot forward in an interview, whether in-person or virtually. 

To register: please email

fMRI Workshop: Data organization and processing for neuroimaging with BIDS and BIDS Apps (October 1, 2021, 1pm-3pm ONLINE)

Workshop Overview:

Over the past decade, the neuroimaging field has produced (and continues to produce) incredible amounts of data. As a result, the scientific community has developed a diverse set of tools to facilitate the FAIRness of these data. This workshop will introduce the Brain Imaging Data Structure (BIDS) and BIDS Apps as well as a few other tools. This workshop is being offered by the Rotman Research Training Center via Zoom. 

Workshop Objectives:

The workshop is designed to help attendees:

  • Understand how MRI data are organized
  • Learn the benefits of BIDS
  • Convert MRI data to BIDS in some hands-on exercises
  • Run reproducible pipelines that take BIDS data as input (BIDS Apps)
  • Use the tools discussed during the workshop on Rotman Servers, including the GRID, and the SciNet computing cluster

Attendee Requirements:

This workshop assumes that attendees have some familiarity with the different MRI modalities. The workshop will also use both the Unix shell and Python to demonstrate certain objectives. A working knowledge of both may aid in understanding.

No software installation is required prior to this workshop. The workshop will involve demonstrations using Jupyter notebooks that can be accessed at

TO REGISTER: please click here and select CREATE trainee on the registration form

Building a Resume, Wednesday September 15, 2021 (5:30pm-6:30pm EDT, via Zoom)

Creating your resume is the first step to getting a non-academic job. Learn exactly what goes into this important document and start preparing for your CREATE internship by sharing important information about your background with our industry and government partners. Sponsored by the CREATE program, this workshop is aimed at graduate trainees who are preparing for a CREATE internship placement but all trainees are invited to participate. Participants are encouraged to bring along a one-page resume to receive feedback at this one-hour workshop.

To register: please email


2021 CREATE Symposium (Aug 9-10)



2021 SYMPOSIUM: Nonlinear Dynamics in Brain and Behaviour

August 9-10, 1pm-5pm EDT (Online)

Featuring guest speakers Dr. Sara Solla (Northwestern University) and Dr. Nicolas Cermakian (McGill University),  presentations by CREATE award recipients in nonlinear dynamics, and an industry panel discussion.


Monday, August 9

1:00pm-2:00pm     Dr. Sara Solla, Northwestern, Population dynamics in neural systems

2:00pm-2:45pm     Industry panel workshop by CREATE trainees

2:50pm-3:00pm     Certificate Presentations to Graduate Trainees 

3:00pm-3:15pm     Virtual Coffee break

3:15pm-3:30pm     Flash presentations

3:30pm-5:00pm     Poster presentations by CREATE trainees (90 mins) featuring: 

Amin Akhshi, Alexander Albury, Sebastian Andric, François Bourassa, Marina de Oliveira Emerick, Manda Fischer, Erica Flaten, Niloofar Gharesi, Lucas Klein, Florence Mayrand, Pauline Palma, Jesse Pazdera, Anisha Khosla, Maxime Perron, Lee Whitehorne, Shannon Wright

Tuesday, August 10

1:00pm-2:00pm     Foundations of IP and the Patenting Process workshop, Katya Marc, McGill ENGINE (now FULL)

2:00pm-2:45pm     Dr. Nicolas Cermakian, McGill, Circadian disruption and schizophrenia   

2:45pm-3:00pm     Virtual coffee break

3:00pm-3:10pm     Flash Presentations

3:10pm-4:30pm     Poster presentations (80 mins) featuring: 

Valentin Begel, Christina Vanden Bosch der Nederlanden, Jimmy Hernandez, Daria Lissus, Ella Sahlas, Sophia Stegeman, Michelle Wang, Mathilde Rioux

4:30pm-4:45pm   Virtual coffee break

4:45pm-5pm           Poster Award Presentations


2021 Summer School in Nonlinear Dynamics (May 31-June 11, 2021 ONLINE)

Summer School in Nonlinear Dynamics: Applications to Neuroscience and Psychology

Hosted by NSERC-CREATE in Complex Dynamics and CAMBAM

Living systems are typical examples of dynamical systems with many interrelated parts or subsystems, from small-scale cellular relationships to large-scale population relationships. Nonlinear dynamics arise when the behaviour of one subsystem, with its own dynamics, becomes the input for another subsystem, imposing certain constraints on its dynamics. Nonlinear dynamics underlie our developmental trajectory; the spread of information in human neural networks and disease; and the prediction of evolving systems in changing environments. We plan to provide young scientists with hands-on knowledge of nonlinear dynamics in life sciences and computer tools to guide new analyses.

In this 2-week online summer school, expert instructors from CREATE, CAMBAM, and around the world will deliver lectures and computer labs devoted to advancements in nonlinear dynamics. Recent topics include: machine learning applications; computational neuroscience developments; and infectious disease (COVID-19) and communication transmission.

For program information visit:

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