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Collaborative Specialization in Neuroscience (CSIN)

The Collaborative Specialization In Neuroscience (CSIN) is provided to Masters and doctoral students from our participating graduate units through the School of Graduate Studies at the University of Toronto. The specialization consists of undertaking graduate courses in neuroscience, attending distinguished neuroscience lectures from prominent national and international speakers in the field, and presenting the trainee’s research work at the annual Research Day. There are over 300 graduate students from 16 academic departments across 7 faculties participating in the program. CSIN reports to the Vice Dean Graduate Affairs in the Faculty of Medicine and the CSIN program is reviewed by the School of Graduate Studies and the Ontario Council of Graduate Studies. 

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Collaborative Program in Neuroscience (CPIN)

The Collaborative Program in Neuroscience (CPIN) is the largest collaborative neuroscience graduate program in Canada. There are over 400 faculty members participating in the program who are located at the University of Toronto and its affiliated teaching hospitals/research institutes. Such a large and versatile community provides the strong basis to cultivate a successful training program supporting excellence, collaboration, innovation, and translational and trans-disciplinary research activities. The administration of the CPIN is managed under the Department of Physiology and the lead faculty of the program is the Faculty of Medicine.

The purposes of the CPIN are to:

1) recognize and promote excellence, and enhance visibility of faculty, graduate students and postdoctoral fellows in the neuroscience program at the University of Toronto

2) create an environment to increase the versatility of graduate students and postdoctoral fellows for their career development, including leadership and volunteer opportunities at various events

3) enhance the national and international recognition of the University of Toronto neuroscience educational and research programs

4) attract excellent faculty, graduate students and postdoctoral fellows to the University of Toronto