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The Chee(t) Sheet

Gordon Research Conference - Hypothalamus

July 24-29, 2022

What an AWESOME conference dedicated to our collective love for the hypothalamus.
Melissa gave a talk and asked strangers if they knew there were dopamine cells in the hypothalamus (answer is YES!). Bianca and Mikayla presented posters. 
Oh, and for fun, we walked along Santa Monica beach, hiked sandy dunes in Malibu, listened to sunbathing sea lions bark at one another, and got introduced to Trader Joe’s.

Brain Health Research Day

June 3, 2022

We have a lively neuroscience community in Ottawa, and it’s very cool to join forces with uOttawa and all affiliate hospitals for the Brain Health Research Day. This was a student-focused, fun, engaging platform to hone our skills at asking questions, molding our presentation skills, and having fun as a scientist.

Individual highlights, no particular order:

-  Jesukhogie, Persephone, and Yasmina each presented their first in-person poster!

-  Nikita captivated the audience by talking about sleep – oh the irony

-  Bianca won the Best Poster Award for a Master’s student

Neuroscience and EDI

May 19th, 2022

We are proud to support graduate students in their pursuit of higher education. Thank you Duncan for your allyship.
Importantly, thank you Bianca for your strength and courage in sharing your journey through this Neuroscience & EDI video series. You reminded us that our differences are what makes us and our science awesome!
Bianca's Interview!


Reunion at Canadian Neuroscience

May 12th, 2022

Once a Cheeto, always a Cheeto! Justice developed our web presence and now in Toronto working at Amazon

Plants and poems

April 28, 2022

We welcomed new lab members and celebrated continuing members today with new plant babies for everyone.

But first, a mandatory team-building activity…. Check out the limericks we wrote! Each group contribute one line in each limerick – just picking up where another left off. Smooth.