All course offerings, including core modules and journal clubs, have been made available remotely.
Rotation requirements and requirements to choose a thesis lab have been made flexible.
The program is working on tailoring rotations in anticipation of ongoing social distancing even in the Fall for incoming students.
The program has made MSTP curriculum updates.
The program is working with students to provide additional time towards the Doctoral Candidacy application completion.
Mindful of stress, the program has implemented new grading policies to include “CR/NC” and “S/NS” to count toward degree requirements.
The program is working on creative solutions for SIN Bootcamp to ensure our first years do not miss out on this core part of the first-year experience.
Additional remote offerings for Summer and Fall are also in the pipeline.
To provide a sense of continuity of the graduate experience, Neuroscience IDP and Biosciences have worked together to host virtual talks. Students can now connect with not just their program and cohort, but other scientists in the Biosciences community. The virtual talks focus on wellness workshops on different topics, townhalls with current affairs, Virtual Trivia Night, virtual graduation with students, speakers, and special guest President Marc Tessier-Lavigne, and other partner events. This is a great opportunity for students to connect and build communities with other scientists in the School of Medicine.
- A Health and Wellness webpage has been created for our students with consolidated links for easy access as requested by the student program committee.
- Thinking about all the unusual and unpredictable stressors on all students at this time, new wellness sessions have been made available for remote participation.
- The Neurosciences Admin team organized the Biosci Health and Wellness townhall.
- To ensure the full retreat experience, the student representatives and the program decided to postpone it to Spring 2021.