Educational Opportunities

In the Integrative Neuromuscular Physiology Laboratory, trainees will master numerous techniques (e.g., static and dynamic muscle testing, surface and intramuscular electromyography, transcranial magnetic stimulation, corticospinal tract stimulation, peripheral nerve stimulation) to allow a comprehensive assessment of the integrity, performance and adaptability of the nervous and muscular systems. Further, the collaborative approach at UBC-O and the inclusion of the lab within the Centre for Heart, Lung & Vascular Health (http://chlvh.ok.ubc.ca/welcome.html), provides trainees with access to a broad spectrum of scientists working on various fundamental and clinical aspects of human physiology.

GRADUATE STUDENTS

There are currently openings to pursue either an MSc or a PhD degree via the College of Graduate Studies’ (COGS) Interdisciplinary Graduate Studies (IGS) Program (http://gradstudies.ok.ubc.ca/prospective/grad-programs/igs.html). To be eligible for admission in September, COGS must have a complete application package by January 31. This includes an official copy of all transcripts (mailed directly to COGS from the institution) and three letters of reference (completed online). A full list of the required elements can be found at this link: http://gradstudies.ok.ubc.ca/prospective/application-admission/required-documents.html. Admission is also possible in January and May (deadlines of June 2 and October 1, respectively).

Interested students should contact me directly (chris.mcneil@ubc.ca). Please include in your email, a brief description of your current research interests, short- and long-term career goals, a resume/CV, and an unofficial transcript.

UNDERGRADUATE STUDENTS

Human Kinetics students interested in completing a 4th year research elective (HMKN 499) in the fall or winter term should contact me (chris.mcneil@ubc.ca) at least 2 months prior to the start of term to discuss potential openings and projects. Please note that all spaces have been filled for next term (January 2016).

As the holder of an NSERC Discovery Grant, I am able to sponsor an applicant for an Undergraduate Student Research Award (http://www.nserc-crsng.gc.ca/Students-Etudiants/UG-PC/USRA-BRPC_eng.asp). The 16-week award is typically held in the summer (May-August). This year, the internal deadline for the School of Health and Exercise Sciences is Friday March 4. Interested students should contact me directly (chris.mcneil@ubc.ca) no later than the middle of February (the earlier, the better). As stated elsewhere on the page, please include in your email, a brief description of your current research interests, short- and long-term career goals, a resume/CV, and an unofficial transcript.

Undergraduate students who wish to volunteer as a research assistant can contact me (chris.mcneil@ubc.ca) to discuss what opportunities are available.

POSTDOCTORAL FELLOWS

Interested postdoctoral fellows should contact me (chris.mcneil@ubc.ca) to discuss potential opportunities and funding. Please include in your email, a description of your current research interests (specifically, how your interests align with mine) and a CV.