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= [[Graduate Research Day]] - February 11, 2021 =
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We do not let this Pandemic interfere with our PNB Graduate Research Day! <br>
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Our conference schedule, abstracts, Airmeet.com tips, and much more can be found on this page: <br>
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[[Graduate Research Day]]
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= Welcome! =
 
= Welcome! =
  
Welcome to the PNB Graduate Handbook.  
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Welcome to the PNB Graduate Handbook. Please see below for a Table of Contents.
  
 
The [https://www.science.mcmaster.ca/pnb/ Department of Psychology, Neuroscience & Behaviour (PNB)], at [http://dailynews.mcmaster.ca/ McMaster University], has a strong research base in the areas of [http://www.science.mcmaster.ca/pnb/research/animal-behaviour-group.html Animal Behaviour], [http://www.science.mcmaster.ca/pnb/research/systems-a-behavioural-neuroscience.html Systems and Behavioural Neuroscience], [http://www.science.mcmaster.ca/pnb/research/cognition-perception.html Cognition/Perception], [http://www.science.mcmaster.ca/pnb/research/developmental.html Developmental Psychology] and [http://www.science.mcmaster.ca/pnb/research/evolution-a-social-behaviour.html Evolution and Social Behaviour]. In addition, we offer [https://www.science.mcmaster.ca/maccr/ Research and Clinical Training (RCT)] which is a stream within the PNB Graduate Program.
 
The [https://www.science.mcmaster.ca/pnb/ Department of Psychology, Neuroscience & Behaviour (PNB)], at [http://dailynews.mcmaster.ca/ McMaster University], has a strong research base in the areas of [http://www.science.mcmaster.ca/pnb/research/animal-behaviour-group.html Animal Behaviour], [http://www.science.mcmaster.ca/pnb/research/systems-a-behavioural-neuroscience.html Systems and Behavioural Neuroscience], [http://www.science.mcmaster.ca/pnb/research/cognition-perception.html Cognition/Perception], [http://www.science.mcmaster.ca/pnb/research/developmental.html Developmental Psychology] and [http://www.science.mcmaster.ca/pnb/research/evolution-a-social-behaviour.html Evolution and Social Behaviour]. In addition, we offer [https://www.science.mcmaster.ca/maccr/ Research and Clinical Training (RCT)] which is a stream within the PNB Graduate Program.
  
There are 30 core [http://www.science.mcmaster.ca/pnb/people.html faculty] in PNB, several associate faculty members, and approximately 100 [http://www.science.mcmaster.ca/pnb/people.html#grad graduate students]. Our graduate program is strongly research-oriented and provides flexibility to optimize the program around the interests of the student. The breadth of research areas provides a rich environment for graduate training. There is a strong collegial environment in the department that supports scientific interactions among faculty and students. As a consequence of this long-standing department culture, students often undertake research projects with more than one faculty member. Our graduate students are introduced to theory, issues, and questions in the field of Experimental Psychology and are trained in the research approaches used to study the problems.   
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There are 30 core [http://www.science.mcmaster.ca/pnb/people.html faculty] in PNB, several associate faculty members, and approximately 100 [https://science.mcmaster.ca/pnb/people/trainees-graduates/grad-students-pnb.html graduate students]. Our graduate program is strongly research-oriented and provides flexibility to optimize the program around the interests of the student. The breadth of research areas provides a rich environment for graduate training. There is a strong collegial environment in the department that supports scientific interactions among faculty and students. As a consequence of this long-standing department culture, students often undertake research projects with more than one faculty member. Our graduate students are introduced to theory, issues, and questions in the field of Experimental Psychology and are trained in the research approaches used to study the problems.   
  
 
== General Information ==
 
== General Information ==
Official sources of information about our graduate program are the McMaster [http://academiccalendars.romcmaster.ca/index.php?catoid=37 Graduate Calendar (2018-2019)], the ([https://www.mcmaster.ca/policy/# McMaster University Policies, Procedures & Guidelines]), and the PNB department policies. If there is a difference between official sources of information and information presented in the PNB Graduate Handbook, the official university documents should be taken as correct. If you cannot find the information you need or if you need any clarification about any of the guidelines and procedures, please do not hesitate to contact us:
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Official sources of information about our graduate program are the McMaster [https://academiccalendars.romcmaster.ca/index.php?catoid=42 Graduate Calendar (2020-2021)], the ([https://www.mcmaster.ca/policy/# McMaster University Policies, Procedures & Guidelines]), and the PNB department policies. If there is a difference between official sources of information and information presented in the PNB Graduate Handbook, the official university documents should be taken as correct. If you cannot find the information you need or if you need any clarification about any of the guidelines and procedures, please do not hesitate to contact us:
 
:* [mailto:riddeln@mcmaster.ca Nancy Riddell], Graduate Administrative Assistant; Phone: 905-525-9140 ext. 23298
 
:* [mailto:riddeln@mcmaster.ca Nancy Riddell], Graduate Administrative Assistant; Phone: 905-525-9140 ext. 23298
:::* Prospective students: please use [mailto:pnbgrad@mcmaster.ca pnbgrad@mcmaster.ca]
 
 
:* [mailto:shedden@mcmaster.ca Dr. Judith M Shedden], PNB Associate Chair (Graduate), aka Graduate Chair
 
:* [mailto:shedden@mcmaster.ca Dr. Judith M Shedden], PNB Associate Chair (Graduate), aka Graduate Chair
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== Prospective Graduate Students (how to apply) ==
 
== Prospective Graduate Students (how to apply) ==
* [[Admission Requirements]]
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The application process for the September 2021-2022 academic year will open late September 2020, with a '''''deadline of December 1, 2020 for RCT applicants and December 15, 2020 for experimental applicants'''''.
* [[Financial Support]]
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*[[Admission Requirements]]
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* [https://www.science.mcmaster.ca/maccr/admission/admission.html Research and Clinical Training (RCT) Stream Admissions]  
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* [[Financial Support]]
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* [[Course Requirements]]
  
 
== Incoming Students (getting to know McMaster, Hamilton, and PNB) ==
 
== Incoming Students (getting to know McMaster, Hamilton, and PNB) ==
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===Life in Hamilton ===
 
* [[Living in Hamilton]]
 
* [[Living in Hamilton]]
 
* [[PNB Social Life]]
 
* [[PNB Social Life]]
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===International Students ===
 
* [[International Students]]
 
* [[International Students]]
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* [https://pnb.mcmaster.ca/pnbgraduatehandbook/index.php/International_Students_Find_Housing International Student experiences with housing]
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=== First Steps ===
 
* [[Orientation Guide for Incoming Grads]]
 
* [[Orientation Guide for Incoming Grads]]
 
* Mandatory Training: [[Courses required in very first term | Health and Safety training, SGS 101, and SGS 201]] must be completed in the  first term of the first year.
 
* Mandatory Training: [[Courses required in very first term | Health and Safety training, SGS 101, and SGS 201]] must be completed in the  first term of the first year.
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* [[Progress Reports]] (due annually on May 15)
 
* [[Progress Reports]] (due annually on May 15)
 
* [[Course Requirements]]: Guidelines about required courses
 
* [[Course Requirements]]: Guidelines about required courses
:* [[Courses]]:  What is offered this year?
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* [https://pnb.mcmaster.ca/pnbgraduatehandbook/index.php/RCT_Practicum_Courses Registering for RCT Practicum Courses]
 
* [[Comprehensive Exam]]: When and How
 
* [[Comprehensive Exam]]: When and How
 
* [[Completing your Degree]]: The defense process
 
* [[Completing your Degree]]: The defense process
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* [[Help, Advise, Support]]
 
* [[Help, Advise, Support]]
 
* [[Leaves of Absence]] and vacation time
 
* [[Leaves of Absence]] and vacation time
* [[Forms]]
 
* [[Full-time off Campus]]
 
 
 
* [[Open Access Publishing]]
 
* [[Open Access Publishing]]
  
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= About this Wiki =
 
= About this Wiki =
 
The PNB Graduate Handbook Wiki was started in April 2018, with a [http://pnb.mcmaster.ca/pnbgraduatehandbook/index.php/Talk:Main_Page small group of editors]. Information is updated regularly. If you would like to join our editing group, [mailto:shedden@mcmaster.ca let us know!]  
 
The PNB Graduate Handbook Wiki was started in April 2018, with a [http://pnb.mcmaster.ca/pnbgraduatehandbook/index.php/Talk:Main_Page small group of editors]. Information is updated regularly. If you would like to join our editing group, [mailto:shedden@mcmaster.ca let us know!]  
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== If you find a broken link ==
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If you find a broken link in this Graduate Handbook, [mailto:shedden@mcmaster.ca please email our Wiki Group].
  
 
== PNB Graduate Handbook LOGO competition ==
 
== PNB Graduate Handbook LOGO competition ==

Latest revision as of 13:36, 1 February 2021

Graduate Research Day - February 11, 2021

We do not let this Pandemic interfere with our PNB Graduate Research Day!
Our conference schedule, abstracts, Airmeet.com tips, and much more can be found on this page:
Graduate Research Day

Welcome!

Welcome to the PNB Graduate Handbook. Please see below for a Table of Contents.

The Department of Psychology, Neuroscience & Behaviour (PNB), at McMaster University, has a strong research base in the areas of Animal Behaviour, Systems and Behavioural Neuroscience, Cognition/Perception, Developmental Psychology and Evolution and Social Behaviour. In addition, we offer Research and Clinical Training (RCT) which is a stream within the PNB Graduate Program.

There are 30 core faculty in PNB, several associate faculty members, and approximately 100 graduate students. Our graduate program is strongly research-oriented and provides flexibility to optimize the program around the interests of the student. The breadth of research areas provides a rich environment for graduate training. There is a strong collegial environment in the department that supports scientific interactions among faculty and students. As a consequence of this long-standing department culture, students often undertake research projects with more than one faculty member. Our graduate students are introduced to theory, issues, and questions in the field of Experimental Psychology and are trained in the research approaches used to study the problems.

General Information

Official sources of information about our graduate program are the McMaster Graduate Calendar (2020-2021), the (McMaster University Policies, Procedures & Guidelines), and the PNB department policies. If there is a difference between official sources of information and information presented in the PNB Graduate Handbook, the official university documents should be taken as correct. If you cannot find the information you need or if you need any clarification about any of the guidelines and procedures, please do not hesitate to contact us:


Prospective Graduate Students (how to apply)

The application process for the September 2021-2022 academic year will open late September 2020, with a deadline of December 1, 2020 for RCT applicants and December 15, 2020 for experimental applicants.

Incoming Students (getting to know McMaster, Hamilton, and PNB)

Life in Hamilton

International Students

First Steps

Current Graduate Students (guidelines and forms and things)

The School of Graduate Studies (SGS) maintains a page where you can find various forms and guides. These forms, and the links to them, tend to change occasionally. We'll provide links directly to some of the forms in various places in the handbook; if you find a broken link, look for the form directly on the SGS resources page, and also - let us know about the broken link!

Forms

  • Forms: A place where several forms are gathered together.

Finances

Academic

Help, Advise, Support

Sometimes we need:

Beyond the Degree (Career Planning)

Career planning and professional development:

About this Wiki

The PNB Graduate Handbook Wiki was started in April 2018, with a small group of editors. Information is updated regularly. If you would like to join our editing group, let us know!

If you find a broken link

If you find a broken link in this Graduate Handbook, please email our Wiki Group.

PNB Graduate Handbook LOGO competition

It's a small thing (135 x 135 pixels), but this Wiki needs a logo. Do you have artistic talents? Are you interested in submitting an entry to our logo competition? The logo should be something that represents the research by graduate students in PNB. My first attempt was a boring image of a human brain, and then an animated thing, and then a Santiago Ramon y Cajal drawing. Do you have a better idea? It is challenging because the logo is expected to be a very small 135 x 135 pixels, simple, eye-catching, and representative of PNB.

MediaWiki Guide

Wiki help (clicking on Help might be even more helpful):