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REALISE Training Modules

REALISE training modules span six key competency areas:

Neuroscience Knowledge
Growing subject expertise

Specific information about the normal and diseased/damaged brain and cutting-edge biology that will prove critical to future advancement.

Teaching Skills
Promoting understanding
in the classroom and beyond

Teaching trainees how to educate, inspire and motivate through hands-on workshops and opportunities to teach or mentor students and community members.

Knowledge Translation
Improving science and
research communication

Facilitating understanding and effecting change by improving trainees' ability to communicate knowledge to a wide variety of audiences.

Technical Skills
Increasing technological expertise

Improving knowledge about state-of-the-art neuroscience and genomic technologies to address fundamental questions about the brain.

Professional Skills
Building skills for personal
and professional development

Opportunities to develop transferable skills in a wide range of areas, including (but not limited to): leadership, professionalism, business analysis and financial management.

Career Opportunities
Facilitating career encounters
and community engagement

Exploring different professions and developing relationships that will direct trainees' future careers within and beyond academia.

Do you have a great idea for a REALISE module? We want to hear from you!

Our program has been designed to be adaptable in order to quickly respond to the evolving needs of our trainees. If you have an idea for a module, please contact us at

Are you looking for ways to gain teaching experience? Consider leading a REALISE module

Opportunities for trainees to teach can be difficult to come by. If you are interested in developing and leading a module - perhaps in a skill, technique or knowledge area where you have a particular interest or talent - please contact us at We may be able to help you with the costs of supplies, as well as with support and feedback before and after you deliver your module.



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. Interested participants from other institutes and departments are also encouraged to register for individual modules and will be accommodated as space and resources permit.

Click here to learn more about registering for the REALISE program and/or individual modules.


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