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Career Development (REALISE)

Helping students and scholars REALISE their potential

The Research, Education And Leadership In NeuroSciencE (REALISE) program has been developed to:

  • Enhance trainee success - academic, personal and professional
  • Better equip our graduates for future success in their chosen careers
  • Position the HBI, the University of Calgary and the city of Calgary to attract and retain world-class students and scholars
  • Connect the local community with our talented young leaders

REALISE learning opportunities

REALISE learning opportunities span three key domains. Click the headers below to learn more about each component of the REALISE program:


Courses and workshops encompassing a range of competencies, from professional soft skills to research-specific techniques


Meaningful mentoring relationships pairing graduate students and postdoctoral scholars with local professionals for personal and career growth


Work experience placements in the private sector, government and not-for-profit organizations



The REALISE program accepts formal registration from any student or postdoctoral scholar who is either supervised by a full member of the HBI or is enrolled in the University of Calgary's BSc Neuroscience degree program.

Click here to learn more about registering for the REALISE program


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