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Brain Canada has committed the full $200 M from the Canada Brain Research Fund. With the exception of the remaining partnered programs, there will be no new open competitions until further notice.

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November 20, 2015

Brain Canada-Huntington Society of Canada
Creating HD Clinician-Scientist-to-Patient Virtual Networks
Multi-Investigator Research Initiative (MIRI)

Brain Canada and Huntington Society of Canada are pleased to announce launch of the “Creating HD Clinician-Scientist-to-Patient Virtual Networks” multi-investigator research initiative (MIRI). This joint initiative will support three-year MIRI research projects which connect clinicians with scientists, and scientists with the HD (Huntington Disease) community, in a manner that can be demonstrated to create a collaborative HD Clinician-to-Scientist-to-Patient Virtual Network. The multi-disciplinary and multi-investigator approach emphasized in this initiative is expected to maximize the opportunity for discovery and translational research that will expedite the discovery-to-effective-treatment cycle, while expanding the overall understanding of HD therapy in humans.

Call for Proposals: November 20, 2015
Workshop/ Teleconference Q&A Session: December 15, 2015
Full Proposal Deadline: March 4, 2016, 1600 EST

Click here for the Request for Application
Click here to read a summary of the Teleconference Information Session

November 19, 2015 - ALS research in Canada receives historic $15 million dollar investment : Investments in ground-breaking research will support vision of making ALS treatable by 2024.

Montreal Gazette - Major investment in ALS research thanks to Ice Bucket Challenge
The Globe and Mail - Canadian universities to share funding from Ice Bucket Challenge
MyToba.ca - U of M researchers benefit from Ice Bucket Challenge
CTV News - Universities across Canada to get research funding from Ice Bucket Challenge
The Neuro - News - Scientists and Clinicians at The Montreal Neurological Institute and Hospital receive funding for ALS research

November 13, 2015 - Star reporter Barbara Turnbull honoured at first spinal cord injury symposium since her death - $50,000 research award in her name goes to Montreal-based Dr. Samuel David to study the effects of iron on spinal cord injuries.

McGill University scientist wins top award for spinal cord injury research.

 

September 22, 2015 - Bell invests another $100M in 'Let's Talk' program



September 15, 2015

Focus on Brain Program 2015

Brain Canada and CQDM are pleased to announce the 2015 edition of their joint initiative, Focus on Brain, which focuses on the translation of platform technologies into products and services that will enable drug discovery in the area of neurosciences and mental health.

Call for Proposals: September 15, 2015
LOI Deadline: December 15, 2015

Click here to view Request for Applications
Click here to view answers to FAQs

Please be advised that the online application will be available on or before Friday Sept 25, 2015

September 2, 2015

Watch a video on the Canadian Cancer Society Brain Impact grants.

August 13, 2015

Pre-announcement: 2015 Focus on Brain Program for the development and commercialization of platform technologies in neurosciences

Brain Canada and CQDM are pleased to announce the 2015 edition of their joint initiative: Focus on Brain which focuses on the translation of platform technologies into products and services that will enable drug discovery in the area of neurosciences and mental health.

Call for Proposals: September 15, 2015
LOI Deadline: December 15, 2015

Click here for more details

July 10, 2015

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Brain Canada congratulates Dr. Sandra Black who was named Officer of the Order of Canada “for contributing to improved diagnosis and treatment of vascular dementia, Alzheimer’s disease and stroke”. Dr Black is senior scientist at the Sunnybrook Research Institute in Toronto.

The Investiture Ceremony took place July 1st, 2015 in Ottawa, in the presence of the Governor General of Canada. The Order of Canada was created to recognize outstanding achievement, dedication to the community and service to the nation.

May 26, 2015 - Focus on Brain: $10M for breakthrough technologies to address unmet needs in neurosciences. Click here for more details on the funded projects.
Focus on the brain: RI-MUHC researchers address unmet needs in neurosciences

May 15, 2015

Brain Canada and NeuroDevNet Partnership
Developmental Neurosciences Research Training Awards
Request for Applications

NeuroDevNet and Brain Canada (through the Canada Brain Research Fund) are happy to announce a competition for studentships in developmental neurosciences valued at up to $30,000 per year for a maximum funding term of two years, and postdoctoral fellowships valued at up to $50,000 per year for a maximum funding term of two years. All awards include an additional $5,000 per year career development supplement. In addition, all awardees will be required to attend the NeuroDevNet Annual Brain Development Conference as well as training courses and workshops organized through the NeuroDevNet Training Program.

Click here to view the Request for Application

Deadline for Eligibility: Check with Institution (Click here for instructions)
Deadline for Receipt of Applications: July 15, 2015, 16:00 EST

May 14, 2015 - Brain Canada President and CEO to speak on Our Future: Convergence or Collision Course? at McGill University MBA conference - MBA NEXT 50: Beyond Business As Usual.

May 11, 2015

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Barbara Turnbull
1965 - 2015

Everyone at Brain Canada is heartbroken over the sudden death of Barbara Turnbull. She was a source of great inspiration. She was a constant reminder that patients must be at the center of research, and that every discovery along the way to a cure carries the potential of improving lives.

Barb brought joy and optimism to all among us who had the privilege of knowing her. She made our lives better. She made us better.

She will be missed beyond words. Our thoughts and prayers are with her devoted and loving family.

May 3, 2014 - New 5 km race, donation matching helps boost police service half marathon

April 29, 2015 - Bringing a business-disciplined approach to brain research.
Click here for the pdf version.

April 24, 2015 - UBC researchers discover cause of brain swelling after stroke or injury

March 31, 2015 - Using patients’ own cells to accelerate research into neurological disease

March 23, 2015 - The Golden Age of Neuroscience: A foreword by Brain Canada Foundation President and CEO for the National Post Neurological Conditions campaign – Click here for the full National Post Neurological Conditions campaign

March 23, 2015 - Canadian drug trial could be pivotal for stroke patients

March 16, 2015 - Canadians united for the brain of newborns and infants

March 11, 2015 - Leaders of Major Brain Initiatives Convene for "Global Meeting of the Minds" at Israel Brain Technologies' Braintech 2015 Conference in Tel Aviv

Watch Inez Jabalpurwala, Brain Canada CEO and President, speak at the BrainTech2015 conference in Tel Aviv, Israel (minute 19:59)

one brain. one community.

 

February 27, 2015

RBC-Brain Canada Research Partnership in Mental Health Services for Children and Youth
Multi-Investigator Research Initiative (MIRI)
Request for Applications

The RBC – Brain Canada Research Partnership will support a multi-investigator three-year research project focused on improved delivery of mental health services through the identification and validation of innovative interventions and practices that are cost-effective, and delivered at the right place and time to support both affected individuals and their families. Notably, the funded project will involve a continuing collaboration between researchers, policy-makers, service providers, and those affected by child and youth mental health issues. The collaboration will jointly identify the research questions to be studied, be engaged in the research project itself, and cooperate in the dissemination of the projects' findings to influence policy and practice.

The deadline for the receipt of letters of intent has been extended from Apr 3, 2015 to Apr 7, 2015

Click here to view the Request for Application and here to submit a Letter of Intent (LOI)

February 19, 2015 - Global News - Ice bucket challenge-funded drug trial gives ALS sufferers new hope

February 10, 2015

Brain Canada in partnership with ALS Canada announces a joint funding opportunity

ALS Canada and Brain Canada wish to announce the 2015 funding opportunities resulting from their landmark $20 million partnership. The objective of this joint funding program is to support research that is relevant to ALS and related neurological disorders, including primary lateral sclerosis, progressive muscular atrophy, and ALS/FTLD (ALS/frontotemporal lobar dementia). The ultimate goal of the ALS Society of Canada and Brain Canada is to prevent or cure these disorders, to slow their progression, and to improve the quality of life for those affected and their families.

Click here to learn more

February 4, 2015 - Brain cancer gets big boost in research funding from Canadian Cancer Society in partnership with Brain Canada and federal government


From left to right: Inez Jabalpurwala, President and CEO of Brain Canada; Dr. Janet Rossant, Chief of Research, The Hospital for Sick Children; Dr. Uri Tabori, researcher and recipient of a grant, The Hospital for Sick Children; Honourable Minister Rona Ambrose, Health Minister of Canada; Dr. Michael Taylor, researcher and recipient of a grant, The Hospital for Sick Children; Pamela Fralick President and CEO of the Canadian Cancer Society; Carl Cadogan, CEO, Brain Tumour Foundation of Canada.


From left to right: Pamela Fralick President and CEO of the Canadian Cancer Society; Inez Jabalpurwala, President and CEO of Brain Canada; Carl Cadogan, CEO, Brain Tumour Foundation of Canada; Chris Sullivan, Board Director, Brain Tumour Foundation of Canada.

January 26, 2015 - ALS Canada funds innovative ALS research in partnership with Brain Canada and the Government of Canada

January 9, 2015

Webinar Announcement
Azrieli Neurodevelopmental Research Program in partnership with Brain Canada

This webinar will provide information on the Azrieli Neurodevelopmental Research Program in partnership with Brain Canada (http://braincanada.ca/en/AzrieliNeurodev). It will also give an opportunity for Canadian investigators from the three Centers for Collaborative Research in Fragile-X Syndrome funded by the National Institute of Child Health and Human Development (NICHD) to cooperate and develop further international contacts and collaboration.

Webinar Details:
When: January 14, 2015, 2:00-3:00PM EST
URL: https://webmeeting.nih.gov/fxbrain/

Audio Conference Details:
Audio Profile: Premiere NA
Conference Number(s): 1-866-519-2804
Participant Code: 410534

Follow up: To receive a copy of the webinar slideshow, or to connect with potential collaborators, please email us at programs@braincanada.ca. Note that, to connect with potential collaborators, please include a short summary of your research work and your contact information, which will be shared with interested parties.

December 31, 2014

The Province - Year in review: ALS Ice Bucket Challenge was a cool endeavour

December 18, 2014

The 2015 Multi-Investigator Research Initiative (MIRI) Sponsored Opportunity is now OPEN

Brain Canada’s MIRI grants support multidisciplinary teams for three years and usually provide up to $500,000 a year for a total of $1.5 M. The research focus may be related to any area of neural function and dysfunction, including special senses, neurological and mental health, and may involve biomedical, clinical, health services or population health approaches.

Request for Applications (RFA) announcement: December 18, 2014
Deadline for Letter of Intent: 16.00 EST, February 9, 2015

Click here to view the Request for Application and here to submit a Letter of Intent (LOI)

Funding Partners:
FRQS
Beyond Batten Disease Foundation

The 2015 Platform Support Grant (PSG) Sponsored Opportunity is now OPEN

Brain Canada’s PSG grants support major research platforms, local, regional or national, that provide enhanced technical and research capability to multiple investigators working in the brain sciences. Grants are for three years and maximum annual grant amounts (including matching funds) are up to $1,000,000.

Request for Applications (RFA) announcement: December 18, 2014
Deadline for Letter of Intent: 16.00 EST, Jan 30, 2015

Click here to view the Request for Application and here to submit a Letter of Intent (LOI)


Funding Partners:
FRQS

The 2015 Azrieli Neurodevelopmental Research Program is now OPEN

The Azrieli Neurodevelopmental Research Program in partnership with Brain Canada is designed to develop new diagnostics, treatment and prevention strategies for neurodevelopmental disorders. The Azrieli Foundation will build on their prior generous investments with a $3.25M commitment, which, matched by Brain Canada, will total to $6.5M of research funding. This funding will be under Brain Canada’s Multi-Investigator Research Initiative (MIRI) or Platform Support Grants (PSGs) programs.

Request for Applications (RFA) announcement: December 18, 2014
Deadline for Letter of Intent for PSGs: 16:00 EST, Jan 30, 2015
Deadline for Letter of Intent for MIRIs: 16:00 EST, Feb 9, 2015

Click here to view the Request for Application and here to submit a Letter of Intent (LOI)

December 1, 2014 - ALS Canada Announces Funding for 2014 Discovery Grants in Partnership with Brain Canada

November 21, 2014 - A Beautiful Mind - British Columbia Alzheimer's Research Award Program announces awardees


From left to right: Dr. Alan Winter, President and CEO, Genome BC; Dr. Diane Finegood, President and CEO, Michael Smith Foundation for Health Research; Dr. Lynn Beattie, President, Pacific Alzheimer Research Foundation; and Dr. David Kaplan, Brain Canada Board Director.

VIDEO: Unlocking the Mysteries of Alzheimer's: BC Alzheimer's Research Award, a $7.5M partnership between Brain Canada, Michael Smith Foundation for Health Research (MSFHR), Genome BC, and The Pacific Alzheimer Research Foundation (PARF).

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Vancouver Sun - Alzheimer’s research projects receive new funding
UBC - Three UBC professors receive $4M for Alzheimer’s research
Lab Product News - $7M supports Alzheimer's research
CTV News Vancouver
CKNW AM980 - Millions for Alzheimer’s research

November 19, 2014 - 260,000 Canadians raise over $16 million through ALS Ice Bucket Challenge - ALS Societies across Canada commit $10 million to ALS research and announce new partnership with Brain Canada for matching research funding


Celebrating the start of a transformative partnership! From left to right: Brian Parsons (person living with ALS); Dr. David Taylor, Director of Research, ALS Society of Canada; Tammy Moore, CEO, ALS Society of Canada; Inez Jabalpurwala, President and CEO, Brain Canada; Dr. Heather Durham, Chair of the Research Council, ALS Society of Canada; Patrick Merz, Director, ALS Society of Canada.

Sun News - Canada's Ice Bucket Challenge raises $16.2M
CBC News - Ice Bucket Challenge raised $16.2M for ALS in Canada
CTV News - 'Ice Bucket Challenge' in Canada raised $16M
Northern Life - Remember the ice bucket challenge? It raised $26M in Canada
The Province - Canada raises $16.2M through ALS Ice Bucket Challenge
Calgary Herald - ALS chief celebrates Ice Bucket Challenge
Vancouver Sun - Ice bucket challenge raised $16.2M for research and support, ALS Societies of Canada says
Montreal Gazette - Ice Bucket Challenge Raises $16.2 million in Canada
The Daily Courier - An unprecedented effort
London Free Press - Canada's Ice Bucket Challenge raises $16.2M
Edmonton Journal - Ice Bucket Challenge raises $16.2 million in Canada a
Canada.com- Ice Bucket Challenge raises $16 million of ALS research, support in Canada - atching program means a whopping $20 million to go toward research
International Business Times - Canadian ALS Ice Bucket Challenge Raises $16.2M For ALS Research
Kelowna Now - ALS Ice Bucket Challenge Raises Millions in Canada
Edson Leader - ALS Society makes exciting announcement regarding funds raised
mySteinbach - Manitoba raises over $350,000 from the ALS Ice Bucket Challenge
AM980 - ALS Ice Bucket Challenge Raises $16.2 Million Dollars In Canada
Cold Lake Sun - Ice Bucket Challenge raises more than $16 million

November 7, 2014 - 2013 and 2014 recipients of the Barbara Turnbull Award for Spinal Cord Research announced
Lapresse - Chercheurs honorés
Government of Canada - Université Laval scientists win top award for spinal cord injury research

October 31, 2014 – Announcing our 2014 group of funded projects: Click here to view projects funded under the Multi-Investigator Research Initiative and here to view projects funded under the Platform Support Grants.

October 7, 2014 – Brain Canada announces $7.4 million in funding for six projects in brain and mental health research.


From left to right: Dr. Jean Addington, researcher at Hotchkiss Brain Institute; Mr. Rupert Duchesne, Chair, Board of Directors of Brain Canada; Dr. Samuel Weiss, Director of Hotchkiss Brain Institute; and Dr. Edward McCauley, VP Research at the University of Calgary.

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Every dollar raised will be matched by the Government of Canada.


Annual report 2014

 


BrainTech 2015