Machine Learning for the Cognitive Neurosciences (January 18-22, 2021) ONLINE

Presented by the NeuroDataScience ORIGAMI lab, the McGill Centre for Integrative Neuroscience, and the HBHL NeuroHub, this workshop will introduce researchers to both the conceptual and practical rudiments of machine learning as applied to neuroimaging. The cost to attend this workshop is $10. We are offering registration fee reimbursements for up to 15 CREATE trainees (this is first come, first served; graduate trainees will be given preference). 

If you are interested in attending the workshop and receiving reimbursement for the $10 registration fee, please complete this form as soon as possible but no later than December 7. We will reply as soon as possible.

Workshop instructors: 

Dr. Tal Yarkoni (University of Texas at Austin)

Dr. Ella Gabitov (McGill University)

Dr. Alexandre Hutton (ORIGAMI, McGill University)

For more information and event schedule, please visit: 

https://neurodatascience.github.io/projects/mlcn.html

Introduction to Data Science with R, January 12 (online, 5:30pm-8:30pm EDT)

Introduction to Data Science with R

This 3-hour workshop will introduce you to a state-of-the-art approach to conducting data science in academia. In this workshop you will learn the first steps of importing, manipulating and cleaning data sets in R using the tidyverse package.

At the end of this workshop, you will be able to

  • import data sets of different file formats
  • apply the most common dplyr and tidyr functions for data wrangling
  • understand the principles of piping
  • apply different methods to treat missing values

Pre-requisites:  None                                                                                                                                                       

Software requirements: please have R and RStudio installed in the latest version                                                             

Instructor: Tim Elrick

Registration is free and open until 30 minutes before the workshops starts. To register, please visit: https://gic.geog.mcgill.ca/event/2021-01-12/

 

Rotman Research Institute: Publication Panel, Dec 4, 2020, 1-2:30pm (Online)

This panel will cover the basics of publication from research, editorial, and clinical perspectives. Panelists will discuss their own publication experiences as authors and editors, including authorship, journal selection, submission steps, intellectual property, and handling reviews and rejections. Workshop objectives include familiarizing attendees with the process of publication and to prepare attendees for publishing their own work in academic and clinical journals. 

If you are interested in attending this event, please email dynamics.create@gmail.com. This event will count as a professional development workshop. 

Featured panelists: 

Dr. Linda Mah, MD, MHS, FRCPC, Clinician Scientist, Rotman Research Institute, Baycrest; Associate Professor, Department of Psychiatry, Division of Geriatric Psychiatry, University of Toronto Faculty of Medicine

Dr. Randy McIntosh, PhD, Senior Scientist, Rotman Research Institute, Baycrest; Professor, Department of Psychology, University of Toronto

Dr. Jennifer Ryan, PhD, Senior Scientist, Reva James Leeds Chair in Neuroscience and Research Leadership, Director of Scientific and Academic Affairs, Rotman Research Institute, Baycrest; Professor, Departments of Psychology, Psychiatry, University of Toronto

2020 Industry Internship Meet-and-Greet Event (Nov 18, 2020)

CREATE graduate and postdoc trainees are invited to meet with our industry partners on November 18 from 4:30pm-7pm about our funded internship program. This event will be held online and will include short presentations by internship partners and scheduled time in breakout rooms to chat informally (as well as in 1-1 interviews) with industry representatives. An ideal event for students who want to explore internships for summer 2021. 

For a list of CREATE industry partners, please visit: https://cd-create.org/internship-partners

Please register here no later than Friday November 13
 

Building a Resume, October 5, 2020

Building a Resume, Monday, October 5 from 5:00pm-6:00pm EDT (Online)

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. Participants are encouraged to bring along a one-page resume to receive feedback at this one-hour workshop.

To register please email dynamics.create@gmail.com 

Crash course in Interviewing, Sept 22, 2020

Crash Course in Interviewing , September 22, 2pm-3pm (EDT, online)

Boost your confidence before your interview. We will share our best interview preparation tips and explore the similarities and differences between interviewing virtually and in person. The 30 minute session will be followed by a brief Q&A.

By attending this course, you will be able to:

1) Prepare prior to an interview and know what constitutes post interview etiquette
2) Develop strategies for communicating your skills and experiences in an interview
3) Identify resources for preparing and practicing, to help build your confidence

To register please visit: https://mcgill.ca/caps/channels/event/online-crash-course-interviewing-324023

Presenting Online, September 2020

Presenting Online, September 14 & 21 (2pm-3pm) or September 19 (10am-12:30pm), online

This is a 2 part workshop series designed to help graduate students increase the impact of their presentations, particularly in online environments. The 2x60 minute workshops are designed to cover the basics of everything from optimizing set-up and transforming visuals to honing content, developing effective engagement strategies and increasing the effectiveness of your voice and body language. 

To registerThis is a two part workshop. You can either register for two 1 hour sessions on Sept 14, 2pm-3pm and Sept 21, 2pm-3pm, or you may register for the longer session on Sept 19 from 10am-12:30pm. 

September 14 and 21 sessions:

https://www.mcgill.ca/skillsets/channels/event/presenting-online-september-14-21-2020-324008. 

September 19 session: 

https://www.mcgill.ca/skillsets/channels/event/presenting-online-september-19-2020-324009

 

Building a Resume, September 14, 2020

Building a Resume, Monday, Sept 14 from 5:30pm-6:30pm EDT (Online)

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. Participants are encouraged to bring along a one-page resume to receive feedback at this one-hour workshop.

To register please email dynamics.create@gmail.com 

Aug 10-11 Symposium: Nonlinear Dynamics of Brain and Behaviour

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Registration is closed. 

MONDAY, AUGUST 10

1:00pm-1:10pm       Opening remarks by Dr. Caroline Palmer 
1:10pm-2:00pm       "Nonlinear Dynamics in Brain Rhythms", Dr. André Longtin, University of Ottawa 
2:00pm-2:10pm       Virtual coffee break
2:10pm-3:00pm        "Career Paths: What's Next for Natural and Life Scientists" panel with former CREATE members Hector Orozco-Perez (Aerial), Dr. Naeem Komeilipoor (AAVAA), Debanjan Borthakur (AIYogi)   
3:00pm-3:20pm        Flash Presentations for Poster Session 1 
3:20pm-3:30pm        Virtual coffee break   
3:30pm-4:45pm        Poster Session 1 
4:45pm-5:00pm        Certificate Presentations to Graduate Awardees

TUESDAY, AUGUST 11

1:00pm-1:05pm       Opening remarks by Dr. Caroline Palmer 
1:05pm-1:55pm        "Startups in the Life Sciences" workshop, Michaela Deneva (Dobson) [FULL]
2:00pm-2:05pm        Virtual coffee break
2:05pm-3:00pm        "Nature and Function of Circadian Clock Genes", Dr. Shimon Amir, Concordia University
3:00pm-3:20pm         Flash presentations for Poster Session 2 
3:20pm-3:30pm         Virtual coffee break
3:30pm-4:45pm        Poster Session 2
4:45pm-5:00pm        Poster Award Presentations to CREATE Trainees

Python for Beginners (online workshop), July 17, 2020

Our partner, Rotman Research Training Centre, is holding a workshop on
Python for beginners on Friday July 17, 11am-2pm. All CREATE trainees are
welcome to attend.

This workshop will give you tools to read in data, calculate descriptive
statistics, find outliers, and plot your data. We will cover the basics
of Python—syntax, types of data, how to control flow using logic and
loops, basic data manipulation and visualization.