Neuroscience Stream Highlights


We are pleased to announce the launch of an Environmental Neuroscience Stream at Brock University. The Genesis for the idea came from the ESRC Transdisciplinary Hub project and is a collaborative effort the Centre for Neuroscience in the Faculty of Mathematics and Science.

As our natural and built environments continue to evolve, it is more important now than ever before to have a more profound understanding of how these environmental changes affect the human brain. Environmental neuroscience is the study of the how the natural and built environment can influence the brain and behaviour. The environmental neuroscience stream is designed for students with interests in neuroscience and the environment, by affording a transdisciplinary perspective.

The Environmental Neuroscience stream innovatively considers the environment in relation to brains and behavior in humans and other species.

Environmental neuroscience is the study of the how the natural and built environment can influence the brain and behaviour.

This stream is designed for students interested in the importance of environmental sustainability in relation to the nervous system and behavioural function in humans as well as other species.

The transdisciplinary approach to the environmental neuroscience stream allows for the integration of information from a variety of disciplines to gain a better understanding of the relationships between the environment, neural function, and behaviour. The transdisciplinary nature of this stream is facilitated by drawing upon courses offered by Brock’s Centre for Neuroscience and the Environmental Sustainability Research Centre.

The Environmental Neuroscience stream will train you in:

Career Options

  • Biotech firms
  • Pharmaceutical firms
  • Research assistant, universities & hospitals
  • Medical school, graduate school, MBA, MPH, law school, vet school, pharmacy school
  • Mental health fields
  • Artificial Intelligence, robotics, game developer
  • Data analyst
  • Science writing
  • Lab animal tech

Skill relevant to employers

  • Communication skills, oral and written
  • Critical thinking skills
  • Teamwork
  • Problem-solver
  • Time management
  • Digital literacy
  • Learning skills
  • Strong work ethic, intrinsically motivated
  • Leadership and Resilience
  • Data analytics

Additional Neuroscience Streams Available



  • Karen Campbell
  • Kimberly Cote
  • Veena Dwivedi
  • Dawn Good
  • Stephen Emrich
  • Gary Libben
  • Cheryl McCormick
  • Cathy Mondloch
  • Cameron Muir
  • Erin Panda
  • Ayda Tekok-Kilic

Key Interests

  • Human studies
  • Mammalian studies
  • Human & animal
  • Behaviour



  • Robert Carlone
  • Joffre Mercier
  • Aleksander Necakov
  • Gaynor Spencer
  • Glenn Tattersall

Key Interests

  • Small vertebrates
  • Invertebrates
  • Single neurons
  • Molecular level



  • Allan Adkin
  • Shawn Beaudette
  • David Ditor
  • Val Fajardo
  • David Gabriel
  • Michael Holmes
  • Rebecca MacPherson
  • Jae Patterson
  • Craig Tokuno

Key Interests

  • Humans
  • Muscular activity
  • Motor performance & diseases



  • Sheridan Houghten
  • Beatrice Ombuki
  • Brian Ross

Key Interests

  • Computer models
  • Neural networks
  • Neuroinformatics
  • Neurorobotics

How do I enroll in Neuroscience?

  1. Please visit our Neuroscience Academic Program link here
  2. Undergraduate Admission Dates are listed here
  3. The application process starts here