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The City of Calgary is the largest city in Alberta with a population of over 1 million residents. Situated a 1 hour drive east of the Rocky Mountains, Calgary is a paradise for outdoor enthusiasts where many locals visit the mountains for activities such as skiing, hiking, rock climbing, and snowshoeing. In 1988, Calgary became the first city in Canada to be awarded the honour of hosting the Winter Olympic Games.

The sunny summers of Calgary attract many summer fairs, festivals and competitions, including horse show jumping tournaments at the world famous Spruce Meadows. Let’s not forget the annual Calgary Stampede, which has been at the heart of the Calgary summer for over 100 years!

The University of Calgary 

One of Canada's top research institutions, the University of Calgary is renowned for its high quality of education and health innovation. Brain and Mental Health is one of six research priorities at the University of Calgary, and this is reflected by the generous donations, competitive funding, and key discoveries within the Cumming School of Medicine. 

Hotchkiss Brain Institute

The Hotchkiss Brain Institute (HBI) promotes research, education, and community engagements in the neurosciences and mental health. The HBI provides competitive trainee funding, such as stipends, research allowances, scholarships for professional development, and travel to international courses. The HBI also funds the Hotchkiss Brain Institute Trainee Organization (HBITO), a trainee run organization that plans orientation, education, outreach and social events for neuroscience graduate students.