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Summer program gives undergrads immersive research feel – Western News

by ahnationtalk on September 28, 2021179 Views

BrainsCAN internship aims to promote diversity in neuroscience research

Third-year undergrad student Ashini Peiris was looking to continue her neuroscience research over this past summer when she learned about the BrainsCAN Diversity in Neuroscience Summer Internship program.

“Diversity in neuroscience – that’s me!” Peiris recalled thinking. “The program was designed for someone like me, someone in a minority. I was just so proud that Western was doing this.”

Peiris was one of seven undergraduate students awarded a Diversity in Neuroscience Summer Internship. The program provides Western University undergraduate students who self-identify as members of visible minorities, Indigenous, LGBTQ2S+, with a disability, or as a woman, an opportunity to have an immersive experience in a cognitive neuroscience research environment. The goal is to give those in marginalized groups the research skills needed to excel in academia and beyond.

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