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Director's Message

fengWelcome to the Collaborative Program in Neuroscience (CPIN) website.

CPIN provides a Collaborative Specialization In Neuroscience (CSIN) at the University of Toronto to participating masters and doctoral students. CPIN recognizes graduate courses in neuroscience, identifies/organizes distinguished neuroscience lectures, and hosts an annual poster presentation event. CPIN also provides volunteer opportunities through organizing high school outreach activities to enhance the leadership training of its graduate students.

CPIN is funded by 16 academic departments from Faculty of Arts and Science, Faculty of Dentistry, Faculty of Medicine, Faculty of Music, Leslie Dan Faculty of Pharmacy, Faculty of Public Health and the Ontario Institute for Studies in Education at the University of Toronto. We also initiate new activities and encourage and assist the establishment of trainee organizations/committees to increase the visibility and involvement of CPIN graduate students and postdoctoral fellows. We have also established the CPIN Alumni group to keep our formal graduates in touch and involved. We regularly conduct surveys on how the program can better benefit CPIN students and faculty members. We welcome new ideas and new sponsorships. We are determined to make changes in our best capacity to improve the CPIN programs.

We aim to foster a strong and proactive collaborative neuroscience training program, recognize and promote excellence, increase the versatility of the trainees for their career development and enhance the national and international recognition of our neuroscience program, and ultimately attract the best graduate students and postdoctoral fellows to our program.

With your support and help, we can achieve these goals. I look forward to serving and working with you, the CPIN faculty members, graduate students and postdoctoral fellows, to ensure that the CPIN continues to be recognized nationally and internationally as the strong collaborative neuroscience training program it is.

Zhong-Ping Feng, M.D., Ph.D.
Director
Collaborative Program In Neuroscience