Welcome to the 2017/2018 year at the Society for Neuroscience, Ottawa Chapter, in Canada's National Capital. We have many events planned for this year. These include our annual Brain Awareness Week, the Ottawa Brain Bee, and our 7th annual Brain & Mental Health Art Show. Throughout the year we will post information about all our events as well as other neuroscience events in the Ottawa Area, including lists of colloquia hosted by several institutions within the area. To contact the Society for Neuroscience, Ottawa Chapter, please send an email to the appropriate coordinator.