Nonlinear Dynamics Analysis Workshop, July 20-24, 2020 (Univ of Cincinnati)

CAPS (University of Cincinnati, US) is offering a one-week workshop on Nonlinear Dynamics Analysis, July 20-24, through the APA Institute. Expert instructors include Prof. Michael Riley and Paula Silva (Univ. of Cincinnati), Nikita Kuznetsov (Louisiana State), Alex Paxton (Univ. of Connecticut). The CREATE grant will reimburse conference registration fees for 5 CREATE trainees (whether they are APA members or not). CREATE funded graduate and postdoctoral trainees have priority, but all CREATE graduate and postdoc members are eligible to apply by sending a CV (no longer than 5 pages) to Applications must be submitted by February 17, 2020.

Full details and schedule are shown here:




Industry Partner Meet-and-Greet, Nov 25th, 2019

2019 Industry Partner Meet-and-Greet, November 25, 2019

James Administration Building, McGill University

Graduate and postdoctoral CREATE trainees are invited to meet with our industry partners during a wine-and-cheese event on November 25, 2019. All graduate and postdoctoral trainees are eligible for these funded internships. We are delighted to announce 3 new partners this year: VPixx, National Research Council - Medical Devices and Bose Health.

Trainees will have the opportunity to hear from our internship partners and to hold short (10 min) interview with 2 or 3 partners. There be informal time for mingling as well during a wine and cheese reception. Trainees who are confirmed after registration will be required to submit a 2-page resume (not vita) and be asked to select your preferences for interviews. 

To register please complete the following form 


Montreal AI and Neuroscience Workshops (MAIN 2019), Nov 14-15, 2019

CREATE graduate and postdoctoral trainees have the opportunity to attend two training workshops affiliated with the Montreal AI and Neuroscience conference on November 14-15, 2019. CREATE graduate and postdoc trainees can apply to be reimbursed for the following events by completing the webform here. Priority will be given to those trainees holding CREATE stipends.

Educational Workshops: 

$55 for 1 day or $110 for 2 days,


Topic: SKlearn and NILearn

Date: November 14th, 2019, 9am-5pm. Breakfast and registration at 8:30am

Summary: This course will be a hands-on and type-along introduction to machine learning for neuroimaging problems with scikit-learn and nilearn.

Topic: Deep Learning

Date: November 15, 2019, 9am-5pm. Breakfast and registraion at 8:30am

Summary: Deep learning is increasingly used in neuroscience research. This course is an introduction to deep learning geared towards neuroscientists.


Call for Graduate Research Stipends (October 25, 2019)

Research Funding for CREATE Graduate Trainees

We have some funds available for the 2019-2020 academic year to support CREATE graduate trainees' research in nonlinear dynamics. We are offering research stipends in the amount of $8500 each for the period of December 1, 2019-April 30, 2020 to support the research of graduate trainees who have NOT yet received CREATE funds. Applicants include graduate trainees working with a CREATE mentor on research in nonlinear dynamics of brain and behaviour. 

Applicants should complete the application form here: Research Stipends Application

Please submit the application form directly to with a CV and an unofficial transcript from your graduate AND undergraduate institutions. Successful applicants will be responsible for attending 3 professional development workshops and one thematic workshop from a pre-approved list of workshops provided, and to have a secondary supervisor from the CREATE mentor list. Additional workshops that fulfill the requirement will be announced by the CREATE coordinator throughout the year. Applicants will also be required to present a poster on their research at the August 2020 CREATE symposium in Montreal (date TBD).

Applications are due by October 25, 5pm to 


2019 EEG Research Days

2019 EEG Research Days, hosted by Brain Vision Solutions

October 2-3, 2019, Montreal Neurological Institute, McGill University                                                                                                                                                                 

Featuring guest speaker Dr. Gi-Yeul Bae (Arizona State University) who will give a talk on his ERP/EEG decoding methods. There will be talks and poster presentations on EEG topics, a hands-on session with BrainVision Analyzer and BrainStorm, and a presentation from the Tech3Lab.

To register, please visit:

This event will count as a technical workshop for CREATE graduate and postdoctoral funded trainees. 

Conference Registration Fee Reimbursement (September 1 2019-March 31 2020)

The Complex Dynamics training grant wishes to offer our CREATE funded graduate and postdoctoral trainees reimbursements toward their conference registrations when they are presenting their work related to complex dynamics at the following national conferences, for the period of September 1 2019 through March 31, 2020:

World Sleep Conference (Sept, Vancouver)
Soc for Neuroscience (October, Chicago)
Timing Research Forum (October, Mexico)
Biophysical Society meeting (Feb, San Diego)

If there are additional funds available, we will open the list of eligible conferences to suggestions for additional ones related to nonlinear dynamics in brain and behaviour.

Please complete this this form in order to apply. The CREATE grant can only fund conference registration fees (travel costs are not eligible).

Entrepreneurship Workshop June 26, 2019

Entrepreneurship for Researchers
June 26, 9:30AM-3:00PM
A832 Elizabeth Wirth Music Building
527 Sherbrooke St. West, McGill University

What is the path from scientific findings to commercialization? What
resources are available for researchers on this path? Where does
business funding come from? How is IP ownership handled? What does a
researcher need to know before becoming an entrepreneur?

Researchers from the Montreal academic community who have current
entrepreneurial experience, with representatives of incubator and
accelerator hubs in the Montreal entrepreneurial ecosystem, will address 
these questions in a workshop sponsored by CIRMMT and CRBLM.

9:30-11:30 - Researchers-Entrepreneurs panel:
Etienne De Villers-Sidani - Innodem Neurosciences
Matthew Boerum - Audible Reality
Sahil Gupta - Soundskrit

11:30 - 13:00 -  Networking Lunch (lunch will be provided, registration 
is required)

13:00 - 15:00 Incubators/accelerators panel:
Jane Somerville - District3
Omar Zahr - Tandemlaunch
McGill Dobson centre for entrepreneurship
La Piscine

Register at:

Recurrence Quantification Analysis Workshop, May 1-3 2019

Location: McGill University 

Date: May 1-3, 9am-5pm, 2019  

CREATE network mentors Dr. Alexandra Paxton (Univ of Connecticut) and Dr. Mike Riley from the Cognition, Action and Perception team (University of Cincinnati) will lead this 3-day workshop on Recurrence Quantification Analysis. Lunch will be provided.

Recurrence Quantification is a method of nonlinear data analysis for the investigation of dynamical systems that quantifies the number and duration of recurrences of a dynamical system in its phase space trajectory. RQA techniques can be applied within a system (auto-RQA) and across systems (cross-RQA; joint RQA). Trainees will learn specific applications and how to apply them to their own datasets. Computer workstations will be provided, and trainees can download the software to their laptops.

This introductory workshop counts as a technical workshop for CREATE-funded trainees in complex dynamics. Registration is first-come, first-served for all CREATE trainees; priority will be given to graduate and postdoc trainees. There are only 20 spots, so please register soon by replying to dynamics (dot) create at gmail (dot) com


Symposium on Nonlinear Dynamics: August 12, 2019

Symposium on Nonlinear Dynamics in Brain and Behaviour
August 12, 2019, 9:00am-5:30pm

Bellini Life Sciences Complex, McGill University 

Registration is free but required. Click HERE to register. 

A day of talks, Industry Internship panel, posters and wine/cheese reception

Guest speakers include: 

Dr. Claude Alain, Rotman Research Institute (talk abstract here)
Dr. Bradley Voytek, University of California, San Diego (talk abstract here)


Tentative Schedule: 

Morning session: Goodman Cancer Research Center, Room 501

9:00am-9:15am Registration and welcome
9:15am- 10:30am Research presentations: Ben Gold, David Prete, Laurent Jutras-Dube, Kristi Von Handorf, Tomy Aumont
10:30am-11:00am Coffee break
11:00am-11:45am Presentations: Joshua Hoddinott, Laurent MacKay, Shannon Wright
11:45am-12:30pm Industry Internship Panel 
12:30pm-1:30pm Lunch 

Afternoon Session: Goodman Cancer Research Center, Room 501

1:30pm-2:30pm Dr. Claude Alain, Univ of Toronto: Neural dynamics of auditory scene analysis

2:30pm-3:00pm Dr. Pauline Tranchant, postdoctoral scholar, McGill University 
3:00pm-3:15pm Short break

3:15pm-4:30pm Dr. Bradley Voytek, UCSD: What is a neural oscillation?

4:30pm-5:30pm Poster session and wine & cheese reception: Bellini Building Atrium

Professional Development Workshop: From Scientist to Entrepreneur, Nov 26, 2019

From Scientist to Entrepreneur, November 26, 2019, 10:30am-noon

Location: McGill University, Stewart Biology Building, Room N7-1 (7th floor)

All CREATE trainees (grad/postdoc/undergrad) are invited to this professional development workshop led by the Dobson Centre for Entrepreneurship at McGill. Trainees will learn frameworks and methodologies to help scientists think about their research in an entrepreneurial manner. 

To register please email no later than November 17.