Academic life at the Douglas

Annual Research Day of the Douglas Hospital Research Centre and McGill Department of Psychiatry

Research Day 2018This flagship event of Douglas academic life takes place in the spring and highlights the research contributions of students and postdocs of the Douglas Institute Research Centre and McGill Department of Psychiatry.

This full-day event includes a series of oral presentations, a poster session, a data blitz, a keynote lecture, prizes for the best oral and poster presentations, and a wine & cheese cocktail to celebrate the awardees.

Research Blitz 

Research blitzThis fun, informal event takes place a few times per year, and showcases the research of trainees at the Douglas Hospital Research Center. Short oral presentations by trainees are followed by a relaxed, panel style question and answer period.  


Undergraduate Research Expo

This scientific event occurs at the end of the summer, and provides undergraduate students training at the Douglas the opportunity to present their research findings. This "Expo" includes posters presented by the students, with prizes awarded for the best presentations. Graduate students and postdocs also have the opportunity to act as judges in this event. 

Hendlisz Award event

Hendlisz awardsThe Leo and Rachel Hendlisz Awards are given to the Douglas trainees who have published the best research articles over the past year. The awarding process is through peer-review, with a panel of graduate students and postdocs reviewing, discussing and ranking the applications. During an event held in December, the top nominees present a short talk, and the awards are then announced.

On the picture, presenters for the December 2017 event, left to right:  Angela Guadagno, Elizabeth Ankudowich, Lauren Reynolds, Guido Powell and Arnaud Tanti, flanked by Nicolas Cermakian, Director of Academic Affairs of the Research Centre (left) and Mr. Jacques Hendlisz, right.


Brain Imaging Center (CIC) lecture Series

The CIC provides a series of lectures on brain imaging on a weekly basis.  View our calendar of events.

Neuroscience for Mental Health Seminars

Weekly seminars on different topics in Neuroscience. View our calendar of events.

Douglas Clinical Observership Program

The Clinical Observership Program is designed to familiarize research students with clinical practice. Some trainees, even if their graduate or postdoc research deals with mental illness, may have no opportunities to witness psychiatric pathology and how it is treated in the clinic. This observership program fills this gap. Participating students observe Douglas Hospital psychiatrists in their practice in one of the clinics of the hospital. Each observership placement involves one half-day of observership weekly, for 4 consecutive weeks.