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Hey everyone, im a grade 12 student from Ontario. I wish to study neuroscience in my undergrad.

what programs/schools are best for that in Ontario? and especially if you yourself is in that field it, may you enlighten me!

thank you
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McMaster and UTSC Coop Neuroscience. Brock also has a coop program.
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I don't have personal experience with it, but Waterloo does a lot of work in Neuroscience (although it may be at the graduate level). I know Waterloo does have a good reputation in the fields of Kinesiology and Biomechanics (within the Faculty of Applied Health Sciences).

No harm in contacting the school to see what paths are available for you. Perhaps your personal interests align with a path they offer, and the school might be in a better location for you.

Here are a few links at Waterloo that might interest you:

Department of Kinesiology

Social Neuroscience and Health Laboratory

Centre for Theoretical Neuroscience

Computational Neuroscience Research Group

Cognitive Neuroscience Lab

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thanks so much for those links!

on another note, i was looking through U of T's viewbook, cos they just came to my school recently and i noted in there St. George Campus that they have a undergrad program called
" Human Biology: Neuroscience".

I was wondering if anyone has any knowledge about that program or perhaps are currently enrolled or know's of it from friends or whatever. I was wondering if thats a good program to really consider

Thanks!
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Most universities in Ontario offer Neuroscience as a graduate program but I do know Guelph and UFT do offer them as a undergrad program. I believe Westen is planning to offer it also in the coming year. It is is still pending as per their brouchure that we received at our school.

I did visit Guelph yesterday and I did look into the program and yes it is a very good school. Another school that offers is Dalhousie in Halifax which I'm considering also. Both universities you can do it as a single major or as Major/Minor combo with another science program.
Tons of info on their websites but no infos yet at Western.

Good Luck
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I'm gonna go out on a limb and say that the best program would probably be NEUROSCIENCE.
As for school, the top 5 are the best at everything: UT, McGill, Waterloo, etc
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A career in neuroscience do not necessarily need to study the human brain. Their are some careers in neuroscience involve the study of animal populations also. Student need to spend a lot of time in school. To become a neuroscientist a medical degree or a PhD, and sometimes both, along with postgraduate work is necessary.
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I'm also considering Neuroscience, but at Carleton's Neuroscience and Mental Health program. The thing is, I'm not too sure if it's the way to go. It'd be awesome if anybody could give me a bit of advice on this :)

Thanks!
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A photo of mynameismattgotmlgo mynameismattgotmlgo
You don't need to be in a program titled "Neuroscience" to study neuroscience. For example, Western offers the undergraduate program "Physiology and Psychology," which would be very similar to any program titled "Neuroscience."

Where you go isn't important. Choose a school that you like and that offers quite a few physiology/psychology/neuroscience courses. The more biological research-intensive schools (e.g. Western, Mac, U of T, Queen's, as far as Ontario goes) are going to offer the most undergraduate research positions per student; however, a strong interest in neuroscience and desire to get involved in research should be enough to get you a research position of some sort in most Ontario universities. Research experience trumps university prestige nearly all the time.
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@Motivation wrote
on another note, i was looking through U of T's viewbook, cos they just came to my school recently and i noted in there St. George Campus that they have a undergrad program called
" Human Biology: Neuroscience".

I was wondering if anyone has any knowledge about that program or perhaps are currently enrolled or know's of it from friends or whatever. I was wondering if thats a good program to really consider



I know of people who are in the Neuroscience specialist. It's a highly competitive program to get into and requires a lot of work to maintain a high GPA, but it does give you a lot of really great hands-on research experience and networking opportunities with well-known faculty members that are in the field. I've also heard some of the course offerings are really interesting, though beware that a couple mandatory courses are known to be extremely difficult (i.e. PSL302... :D)
If you specifically want to do research in neuroscience, be prepare to pursue graduate school level degrees. But if it really interests you, absolutely go for it!
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