industry canadaThe Honourable Kirsty Duncan, Minister of Science launched an independent review of federal funding for fundamental science. The review will assess the program machinery that is currently in place to support science and scientists in Canada. Findings from the review will help maintain and strengthen Canada's international standing in fundamental science and ensure that our scientists have the tools, training and support needed to excel globally. More information can be found online:

Read CSBBCS's response to this consultation.

Dear CSBBCS members,

The 2016 edition of the Canadian Society for Brain, Behaviour and Cognitive Science conference is now seeking submissions for paper presentations and symposia.  Please go to to submit your abstracts and/or symposium proposals.

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The CSBBCS 2016 Team

industry canadaIndustry Canada has published a consultation document called "Seizing Canada's Moment Moving Forward in Science, Technology and Innovation". Read CSBBCS's response to this consultation.
NSERC logoNSERC has published a consultation document on open access in publishing. If the new policy being considered by NSERC were implemented, it would affect every NSERC researcher. Read CSBBCS' response to the NSERC consultation document.
Sight UnseenSIGHT UNSEEN: An Exploration of Conscious and Unconscious Vision Second Edition by Melvyn Goodale & David Milner 232 pages 978-0-19-959696-6 | Hardback | 27 June 2013 Also available as: eBook. Click here for more information and for a summary of the books.
AGMThe agenda for upcoming CSBBCS AGM, scheduled for June 9, 2:30-4:00 pm, includes a proposal for changing various elements of the Society charter/bylaws, as well as a motion related to the financial support the Society gives to scholarly events. Click here to view a PDF containing the existing charter, the proposed new charter, and the motion related to supporting scholarly events. Please study these documents. Mark your calendar and plan to participate at the AGM in Calgary.
Dr. Doreen KimuraDoreen Kimura was an eminent neuroscientist and one of the founders and main pillars of the field of neuropsychology in Canada. Born in Winnipeg, Manitoba, she grew up in Neudorf, Saskatchewan. At the age of 17 she taught school in a one-room rural schoolhouse near Dubuc Saskatchewan and again at 19 in a one-room school near Cowan, Manitoba.

In 1953 Doreen responded to an ad in the Manitoba Teacher's magazine and won an entrance scholarship to McGill University, where she completed Bachelor's, Master's and Doctoral degrees, obtaining a PhD in physiological psychology in 1961. During her PhD work, Doreen studied neurological patients at the Montreal Neurological Institute under the supervision of Brenda Milner, co-supervised by Donald O. Hebb, two of Canada's most distinguished behavioral scientists. In the early 1960s, Doreen was a postdoctoral Geigy Fellow at the Neurochirurgische Klinik, Kantonsspital, in Zurich Switzerland, where she set up the Human Brain Function Laboratory, and a postdoctoral researcher in brain and behavior at the UCLA Medical Center in Los Angeles.

Dr. Lorraine G. AllanIt is with great sadness that we share the news of the untimely passing of Lorraine Allan. Lorraine passed away on December 16th, 2012 after a brief battle with pancreatic cancer. Lorraine served many years on the CSBBCS executive and was awarded the Richard C. Tees Distinguished Leadership Award in 2006. Lorraine will be sorely missed. You can find a tribute to Lorraine's life and career on the McMaster website and her obituary can be found here.

CSBBCS 2012 - Queen's UniversityBased on their presentations at CSBBCS 2012 in Kingston, the following students received awards:

  • Tanya R. Yonker (University of Waterloo)
  • Brian Mathias (McGill University)
  • Kevin R. Barton (University of Waterloo)
  • Blair C. Armstrong (Carnegie Mellon University)