Collaborative Research and Training Experience Program (CREATE) in Biophotonics

NSERC-CRSNGThe Natural Science and Engineering Research Council of Canada has awarded a CREATE training grant to members of the Neurophotonics Centre and their collaborators. The CREATE Program is designed to improve the mentoring and training environment for the Canadian researchers of tomorrow by improving areas such as communication, collaboration and professional skills, as well as providing experience relevant to both academic and non-academic research environments.

Program website

The biophotonics CREATE program website is http://www.biophotonics.ulaval.ca/accueil/

Objectives

The Collaborative Research and Training Experience (CREATE) Program supports the training of teams of highly qualified students and postdoctoral fellows from Canada and abroad through the development of innovative training programs that:

  • encourage collaborative and integrative approaches, and address significant scientific challenges associated with Canada’s research priorities; and
  • facilitate the transition of new researchers from trainees to productive employees in the Canadian workforce.

These innovative programs must include the acquisition and development of important professional skills among students and postdoctoral fellows that complement their qualifications and technical skills.

In addition, these programs should encourage the following as appropriate:

  • student mobility, nationally or internationally, between individual universities and between universities and other sectors;
  • interdisciplinary research within the natural sciences and engineering (NSE), or at the interface between the NSE and health, or the social sciences and humanities. However, the main focus of the training must still lie within the NSE;
  • increased collaboration between industry and academia; and
  • with the addition of the industrial stream, an additional objective is to support improved job-readiness within the industrial sector by exposing participants to the specific challenges of this sector and training people with the skills identified by industry.

The training initiative should be focused on providing a value-added experience to the university training environment to better prepare research trainees for their future careers in industry, government or academia.

Studentships

The CREATE program in Biophotonics at Laval University offers studentships to the trainees.

Researchers involved in the CREATE program

Program Leader:
Paul De Koninck – Sciences et génie, Dép. de biochimie, microbiologie et bio-informatique

Paul G. Charette – Université de Sherbrooke
See Leang Chin – Sciences et génie, Département de physique, génie physique et d'optique
Daniel Côté – Sciences et génie, Département de physique, génie physique et d'optique
Yves De Koninck – Médecine, Département de psychiatrie et de neurosciences
Caroline Duchaine – Sciences et génie, Dép. de biochimie, microbiologie et bio-informatique
Alan Fine – Dalhousie University
Mario Leclerc – Sciences et génie, Département de chimie
Normand Marceau – Médecine, Dép. biologie moléculaire, biochimie médicale et pathologie
Réal Vallée – Sciences et génie, Département de physique, génie physique et d'optique
Paul Wiseman – McGill University

How to register

Please go to the Biophotonics program website for more information about registration: http://www.biophotonics.ulaval.ca/en/prospective_students/to_register/