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News and Events

Dr. Michael Braganza (University of Calgary) is the recipient of the CSCN Sleep  Medicine Fellowship. Congratulations!

Project: Predicting failure of CPAP in patients with suspected hypoventilation: a retrospective analysis of factors that predict failure of CPAP and need for non-invasive positive pressure ventilation.

The University of Michigan is hosting a new “Teach-Out” entitled Sleep Deprivation: Habits, Solutions, and Strategies, which begins Monday, Oct. 23. This free, online learning experience is open to participants from around the world. Click here to learn more and enroll in the Sleep Deprivation Teach-Out.

Sleep research consultants wanted: click here for details.

Sleep psychologist wanted: click here for details.

A post-doc position (sleep and cell biology) is available at Washington State University, click here for details.

CADTH Event: Treating Obstructive Sleep Apnea - Recommendations and Real-World Application. Click herefor details.

A post-doc position (sleep and cognition) is available at Concordia University, click here for details.

First CSCN publication (Project 4- Aim 1: protocol design) ! For the pdf, click here

Here are the CSCN travel award recipients for the Canadian Society for Chronobiology meeting 2017:

Here are the CSS travel award recipients for the Canadian Sleep Society meeting 2017:

Here are the CSCN travel award recipients for the Canadian Sleep Society meeting  2017:

The Huffington Post is looking for a dedicated sleep reporter to cover the impact of sleep on health and disease. For more info, see link: 

CSCN announces the winners of the Outstanding Science Awards ($15,000 each):

At the doctoral level: Andrée-Ann Baril supervised by Nadia Gosselin (Université de Montréal)

Project: Structural and functional cerebral changes in obstructive sleep apnea.

At the postdoctoral level: Soufiane Boucetta supervised by Jacques Montplaisir (Université de Montréal)

Project: Characterization of the spectrum of clinical manifestations in sleepwalking and identification of the genetic risk factors involved.

CSCN announces the winners of the Multi-site Mentoring Program awards ($2000 each):

Tamara Speth supervised by Penny Corkum (Dalhousie University)

Sukhpreet Tamana supervised by Piush Mandhane (University of Alberta)

Project: Sleep and neurodeveloppement in atypically developing infants within the first 5 years of life.

Jonathan Charest supervised by Célyne Bastien (Université Laval)

Project: Effects of transcranial direct current stimulation on sleep quality and athletic performance in students-athletes.

Emma O’Callaghan supervised by Valérie Mongrain (Université de Montréal)

Project: Mechanisms underlying the role of Neuroligin-1 in the recovery aspect of sleep.

Jonathan Dubé supervised by Julie Carrier (Université de Montréal)

Project: Aging and cerebral activity during sleep: age-related alterations in hippocampocortical interactions and their consequences.


The Canadian Society for Chronobiology (CSC) will be holding its third conference at York University (Toronto) on May 19-21, 2017. Consult their site for more details:

The World Sleep Day is March 17, 2017 with the slogan "Sleep Soundly, Nurture Life". For more details, consult the site:

New fellowships available! See Fellowships and Awards under the Training tab.

Third meeting of the CSCN Stakeholder Alliance on December 16, 2016 by teleconference.

Second meeting of the CSCN International Scientific Advisory Committee on December 8, 2016 by teleconference.

A faculty position (Neuroscience) is available at Guelph University, see document for details:

The Canadian Sleep Society (CSS) invites you to register to the 8th Conference of the CSS in Calgary (April 28-30, 2017): and presents the New Frontiers Satellite Symposium (April 28; see flyer for details).

The Great Canadian Sleepwalk took place on August 20, 2016. The photo shows the Montreal group among which is the CSCN scientific director, Julie Carrier (with pillow), and the CSCN coordinator, Dominique Petit (with koala).

Second meeting of the CSCN Stakeholder Alliance on June 13, 2016 (16h30-17h30) in Denver.

First meeting of the CSCN International Scientific Advisory Committee on June 12, 2016 (17h00-19h00) in Denver.

Five trainees were granted travel awards to attend and present their work at the 2016 Gordon Research Conference held on March 13-18 in Texas.