Student Leadership

The Student Leadership Committee and Representatives are a dynamic group of ambitious neuroscience graduate students who look forward to hearing from you!

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Neuroscience Outreach Program

A nationally acclaimed outreach program aimed at improving the Kingston community’s understanding and awareness of neuroscience.

CNS Committee Student Representatives

Seminar Committee

MR Management Committee

Executive Education Committee

Executive Committee

Safety Committee

Fundraising Committee

EDIIA Committee

Graduate Committee

Research Committee

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Meeting minutes

December 2 2021 

 

Upcoming events

Town Hall (late February to early March - exact date to be announced)

Socials - please submit ideas to the feedback form.  We would love to hear from you!

Mentorship Program for External Funding Applications

The CNS Student Leadership Committee (SLC) is putting together a mentorship program to pair students that are applying for external funding with CNS students (past or present) that have been successful at obtaining that funding.

If you are applying for funding (e.g. a scholarship), please apply here for mentoring

Mentoring Form

If you are a scholarship recipient and would like to mentor others, please apply here

Mentoring Others Form

Terms of reference

There are several opportunities for students to become involved in both the operations and various initiatives within the Centre for Neuroscience Studies.  Except for the Lead, Student Leadership Committee, all positions are elected in a blind election in the fall of each year.  The Lead of the Student Leadership Committee is voted on by the existing Student Leadership Committee and the Lead selected is a member of the existing committee.  Students are selected by a blind election to ensure the most fair and equitable vote possible.  

 

Co-Lead: Equity, Diversity, Inclusion & Indigeneity Committee

Number of Positions:  1

Overview:  To collaborate with the EDII Committee to address how to overcome the systemic barriers pertaining to race, gender, social class, sexual orientation, ability, age, and religion within the CNS.  

 

Student Representative:  Executive Committee

Number of Positions:  1

Overview:  To provide feedback and recommendations on the day-to-day activities of the Centre for Neuroscience Studies.  This committee will oversee a fair, transparent and effective process for decision making.  Final decisions will be the responsibility of the Director of the Centre based on the recommendations of the Executive Committee.

 

Student Representative:  Executive Education Committee

Number of Positions:  1

Overview:  To create and implement executive education programs for the Centre for Neuroscience Studies.

 

Student Representative:  Fundraising and Industry Relations Committee

Number of Positions:  1

Overview:  To launch fundraising initiatives and to oversee industry relationships within the Centre.

 

Student Representative:  Graduate Program Committee

Number of Positions:  1

Overview:  To oversee all neuroscience graduate program education and training policies, procedures and curriculum.  To identify issues/concerns related to all aspects of the program including but not limited to application of policies and evaluation processes.

 

Student Lead:  Neuroscience Outreach Program

Number of Positions:  1

Overview:  The Co-Lead (student) of the Neuroscience Outreach Program (NOP) Committee will work with the Co-Leads (staff) to oversee the committee’s activities to ensure the successful ongoing operations of all of the outreach branches. The co-lead will work with staff co-leads to ensure that the Centre for Neuroscience Studies is appropriately represented in our community and at national and international conferences. Together they will also approve any new initiatives being launched under the umbrella of the NOP.  *Note:  This position is currently vacant as we revamp the Neuroscience Outreach Program due to Covid restrictions.

 

Student Representative:  Research Committee

Number of Positions:  1

Overview:  To support the research mission of the CNS including the development and support of identified research themes to create focus and foster growth through ongoing collaborations and funding initiatives. 

 

Student Representative:  Safety Committee

Number of Positions:  1

Overview:  To review all safety issues and concerns at all physical locations of which the Centre for Neuroscience Studies houses research labs or offices. 

 

Student Representatives:  Seminar Lecture Series Committee

Number of Positions:  2

Overview:  To establish the seminar series for the Centre for Neuroscience Studies and to oversee the smooth operation of the series.

 

Lead:  Student Leadership Committee

Number of Positions:  1

Overview:  To ensure the student body of the Neuroscience Graduate Program is represented in the administrative structure of the CNS. To regularly review best practices to ensure the CNS is fully supporting and meeting the needs of the student body. To encourage student participation in activities and events hosted by the CNS. To disseminate information to the graduate student body and communicate issues to the administration. To report to the Executive Committee of the CNS on a bi-monthly basis (or as per the schedule of the Executive Committee) and additionally as required.   

 

Student Representatives:  Student Leadership Committee

Number of Positions:  Up to 10% of CNS Graduate Student Body (8)

Overview: To ensure the student body of the Neuroscience Graduate Program is represented in the administrative structure of the CNS. To regularly review best practices to ensure the CNS is fully supporting and meeting the needs of the student body. To encourage student participation in activities and events hosted by the CNS. To disseminate information to the graduate student body and communicate issues to the administration. To report to the Executive Committee of the CNS on a bi-monthly basis (or as per the schedule of the Executive Committee) and additionally as required.