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Thirty years of past presidents and founders got together to talk about the origins, past, present and future of the Canadian Sleep Society.

30 years

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The Good Night Fairy children's book series, will help make bedtime stories fun and informative for parents and children alike.


Written in verse and beutifully illustrated, this delightful children's book series aims to help children make bedtime and sleeping through the night a positive and empowering experience.

The latest book in the series The Good night Fairy Helps Via Change Her Dream educates readers about the stages of the sleep cycle, emphasizes the importance of sleep, and empowers children to take an active role in their own dream world with a child-friendly guide to becoming lucid dreamer!

The 2016 competition for the best abstract by a CSS Trainee is now open. Additionally, we are pleased to introduce the CSS Technologist Service Award. Both awards feature a $300 prize with an application deadline of April 15th, 2016. Winners will be notified by May 15th, 2016, and awards will be presented at the CSS Annual General Meeting, which will be held at the 2016 SLEEP meeting in Denver. Inquiries can be forwarded to John Peever (Cette adresse courriel est protégée contre les robots spammeurs. Vous devez activer le JavaScript pour la visualiser.), and additional information about each award can be found below.

CIHR-Funded Community Development Program: Mobilizing the Healthcare Community Towards an Integrated Approach to Improving Outcomes of Patients with Sleep Disorders – Canadian Sleep and Circadian Network (CSCN)

The objective of the CSCN Travel Awards is to recognize an outstanding Canadian research contribution made by students and postdoctoral fellows in the field of sleep/rhythms research. Note that only trainees are eligible to apply to this competition. The maximum amount for a single award is $1000.

The CSCN will provide funding to students and postdoctoral fellows working in sleep research in Canada to travel to the 2016 Gordon Research Conference – Sleep Regulation and Function (https://www.grc.org/programs.aspx?id=16792) to present their research, which must be determined to be relevant to the general CSCN mandate.

Application Process:

  • A 1-page (maximum) letter outlining how this award will foster your career goals is required.
  • A supporting letter from your supervisor that confirms you are a full-time student or postdoctoral fellow at a recognized Canadian academic institution.
  • A copy of your submitted abstract. Note: You MUST be presenting an abstract or oral presentation in order to be eligible for an award.
  • The above information should be submitted as a single pdf to Dominique Petit (Cette adresse courriel est protégée contre les robots spammeurs. Vous devez activer le JavaScript pour la visualiser.) by February 15 2016.

In addition:

  • Awards are competitive and given based on scientific merit and need. Applications will be peer-reviewed using standard CIHR criteria.
  • Confirmation of acceptance regarding your submitted abstract will be required before releasing funds to successful applicants.
  • The total amount available for this funding opportunity is $1000 per applicant. There are 5 available travel awards for this funding period.
  • Successful applicants will notified of award decisions by March 1 2016.

Questions should be directed to Dominique Petit (Cette adresse courriel est protégée contre les robots spammeurs. Vous devez activer le JavaScript pour la visualiser.).