Carleton Neuroscience embraces and celebrates the diversity of our students, staff, and faculty. We are committed to adopting and improving upon equitable practices to promote a diverse and inclusive culture within our Neuroscience family and community. We pledge to provide, to the best of our ability, a vibrant learning and working environment for all members and visitors as we work together to understand nervous system function and improve mental well-being.


In following the recommendations from Ottawa Public Health, the Department of Neuroscience is operating online and staff are working remotely.

For assistance, please contact either Ryan MacKay (, Chaya Porter (,  or Heather Martel (

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We are doing all we can to keep our community safe and to contribute to slowing the progression of COVID-19 in Ottawa and across the country.

For more information, please visit Carleton’s Coronavirus page.

Thank you.

Established in 2010, Neuroscience is still one of Carleton’s newest and most rapidly growing academic departments!

From bullying to environmental pollutants, from over-eating to chronic pain, our bodies are constantly exposed to stressors. Our mission is to explore the neurobiological underpinnings of mental health problems that arise from psychosocial and environmental stressors encountered throughout the lifespan, and how they are modulated by genetic, cultural and gender factors, towards the ultimately goal of improving mental health.