Experience away from the bench for Ontario's graduate neuroscientists.
TORONTO, Nov. 30, 2012 /CNW/ - In its second initiative this year to
offer on-the-job training to graduate researchers, the Ontario Brain
Institute (OBI) is partnering with the University of Toronto Graduate
Enterprise Internship Program (GEI) and the Engineering Career Centre -
Faculty of Applied Science and Engineering, to provide work internships
in the province's scientific industry. Each internship provides 6
months of employment with a southern Ontario-based company. The
province is at the forefront of global neuroscience research and ranks
fourth in the world in terms of brain research.
The Ontario Brain Institute Graduate Opportunities (OBI GO) Internship
program is part of OBI's Experiential Education Initiative (EEI). This
initiative provides opportunities and experience away from the bench,
for students and recent graduates from neuroscience and related
programs, from across the province. The specific goal of the OBI GO
Internships is to give neuroscience graduates the skills and experience
they need to thrive in careers in the neurotechnology industry.
The OBI Go internships are, in turn, part of a broader $4 million
initiative funded by the Federal Economic Development Agency for
Southern Ontario and the University of Toronto to help up to 300
graduate students in science, technology, engineering and mathematics
programs transfer their skills to the workplace.
Said Dr. Donald Stuss, President and Scientific Officer of OBI: "We're
working to translate Ontario's huge potential for breakthrough
discoveries around the brain into new jobs, businesses and entire
industries. The new internship program is another step towards reaching
Details of the Internship Program can be found at http://www.braininstitute.ca/training-opportunities
SOURCE: Ontario Brain Institute
For further information:
contact Jordan Antflick, PhD, Outreach Lead, Ontario Brain Institute, 655 Bay Street, Suite 600 Toronto, M5G 2K4 Office / (647) 847-3139, Mobile / (647) 463-8498, Fax / (866) 570-5818, Email / firstname.lastname@example.org