The Canadian Physiological Society is a non-profit society that serves as a forum for the dissemination and discussion of scientific information of interest to researchers in Physiology and related Biological Sciences. The Canadian Physiological Society was founded in 1935, following a 1934 meeting in Montreal of the following eminent Canadian physiologists:
C.H. Best, L. Irving, G.F. Marrian and P.J. Moloney (U of T);
G.S. Melvin (Queen’s)
J.K.W. Ferguson (UWO)
E.G. Asselin (U Montreal)
B.P. Babkin, J.S.L. Browne, J.B. Collip, R.V. Christie, R.L. Stehle, J. Tait and D.L. Thompson (McGill).
The inaugural President was Dr. J.B. Collip, elected in 1936. (From The History of the Canadian Physiological Society 1935-1969, by G. Harold Ettinger, published in Physiology Canada in 1971.)

The major aims of the Society are to encourage research in the Physiological Sciences and to foster communication between members of the Canadian scientific community. The Society supports national and international meetings for physiologists, including symposia and travel grants.

Membership is available for all career stages.
Benefits of a CPS Membership

  • Reduced registration fees for the CPS Annual Meeting and ability to sponsor abstracts.
  • Eligible for awards given by the Society, including the Stevenson Lectureship and Student Travel Awards.
  • Receipt of CPS alerts and news by email or via the website.
  • Ability to post job advertisements and other announcements to the membership.
  • Reduced subscription rates for the Canadian Journal of Physiology and Pharmacology (see Publications).
  • Eligible for travel subsidies for approved CPS-sponsored meetings and symposia.


“Action & Perception: Cognition, Coding and Clinical Populations”

Date: Sunday May 29th, 2016, 9 am to 4:30 pm
Venue: CAN-ACN Conference, Sheraton Centre Toronto Hotel, Toronto, ON

In 2016, CPS is partnering with the Canadian Action and Perception Network (CAPnet) to co-host a satellite symposium  at the Canadian Association of Neuroscience meeting.

Abstract deadline:  February 29, 2016.  Paid up student members of CPS, whose supervisors are also paid up CPS members, and who are presenting an abstract, are eligible for a travel award.

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