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About Brain Canada's activities

September 12th, 2014

Brain Canada partners with Health Canada to announce $51.4 million in national funding of 32 ground-breaking neuroscience research projects

May 26th, 2014

Outside the box in neuroscience: CQDM and Brain Canada partner to fund breakthrough technologies to accelerate drug discovery

May 1st, 2014

PM announces research projects for Autism and Alzheimer prevention - Projects Supported in Partnership with Brain Canada, the Azrieli Foundation and the Chagnon Family

December 17th, 2013

New $7.5 Million Fund To Advance BC’s Research Into Alzheimer’s Disease - BC teams seeking solutions to global health issue

November 12th, 2013

Brain Canada and partners jointly support five new research teams

April 29th, 2013

Brain Canada and The W. Garfield Weston Foundation collaborate with the Government of Canada to accelerate paradigm-changing research on the brain - First recipients of Multi-Investigator Research Initiative grants announced 

February 8th, 2013

Bell and Brain Canada announce $1 million research training fund

December 21st, 2012

Multi-Investigator Research Initiative (MIRI) The Azrieli Neurodevelopmental Research Program in partnership with Brain Canada 

Chagnon Family - Brain Canada Multi-Investigator Research Initiative (MIRI) Interventions for Prevention of Alzheimer Disease and Related Disorders

Harper Government Applauds One of the Largest Ever Public Private Investments in Health Research The Chagnon Family and the Azrieli Foundation commit $46 million to Support Canadian Brain Research

May 3rd, 2012

Harper Government Announces Funding to Support Brain Research

Factsheet: Brain Canada's Brain Research Fund

CAN welcomes the launch of the Canada Brain Research Fund

Government of Canada Makes History With Unprecedented Investment in Public/Private Partnership for Brain Research


June 6, 2011

Brain Canada applauds budget commitment for research and treatment of brain disorders. Federal commitment of $100 million will match private funds to address diseases affecting 1 in 3 canadians.


March 31, 2011

$100 million Federal commitment to brain research remains crucial to addressing Canada’s largest disease burden


March 22, 2011

Federal Government commitment of $100 million in matched funding to Brain Canada.


November 16, 2008
NeuroScience Canada researchers discover novel therapy for chronic pain

October 30, 2008
Dr. Kenneth Rose is awarded the 2008 Barbara Turnbull Award for Spinal Cord Research.

October 10th, 2008
Prime Minister Harper promises funding for a major study on neurological diseases.

September 18, 2008
Sunday, September 21st is World Alzheimer's Day.

March 5th, 2008
Media advisory about Canadian initiatives during Brain Awareness Week, March 10-16, 2008.

October 30th, 2007
NeuroScience Canada awards $3 million to two new Brain Repair Program teams.

June 30th, 2007
Release of Impact study on Neurological disease, disorders and injuries in Canada.

March 29th, 2007
Lawrence M. Tanenbaum, Mark R. Bruneau and the Honorable Michael J. L. Kirby appointed Directors of NeuroScience Canada's Board ofDirectors.

March 6th, 2007
Media advisory about Canadian initiatives during Brain Awareness Week, March 12-18, 2007.

December 1st, 2006
Dr. Pierre Drapeau receives the Barbara Turnbull Award for his contribution to spinal cord research. His research using zebrafish embryos could help pave the way for spinal cord repair.

March 2nd, 2006
Barbara Turnbull Award honours Dr. Joseph Culotti.

March 1st, 2006
NeuroScience Canada releases a report titled The Case for Canada’s Increased Investment in Neuroscience Research.
Click here to read the news release
Click here to download the executive summary

February 21st, 2006
Media advisory about Canadian initiatives during Brain Awareness Week, March 13-19, 2006

February 8th, 2006
NeuroScience Canada wins Conference Board of Canada/Spencer Stuart 2006 National Awards in Governance award for the not-for-profit sector

May 2nd, 2005
NeuroScience Canada's 2005 Annual General Meeting in Toronto featured reports from the three Brain Repair Program teams and a keynote presentation from Astronaut Dr. Dave Williams from the Canadian Space Agency.

May 2nd, 2005
The Honourable Michael H. Wilson, Chair of NeuroScience Canada, was honoured at the Public Policy Forum 18th Annual Testimonial Dinner and Awards. These awards pay tribute to Canadians who have made an outstanding contribution to the quality of public policy and public management in our country.

November 25th, 2004
NeuroScience Canada awards $4.5 Million to three Canadian Brain Repair Teams. Largest grants of their kind to allow researchers to study the brain’s ability to repair itself.

November 25th, 2004
Descriptions of the three winning Brain Repair Teams. Projects cover the range of neurological and psychiatric diseases and disorders, chronic pain and spinal cord injuries.

November 22nd, 2003
The Hon. Michael H. Wilson's speaking notes at the Institute of Neurosciences, Mental Health and Addiction's Annual General Meeting.

November 20th, 2003
The Hon. Michael H. Wilson announces NeuroScience Canada's $8-million program for brain repair research.

About breakthroughs from our Brain Repair Program researchers

September 5, 2007
Dr. Freda Miller's team used skin-derived stem cells to repair spinal cord injuries in rats.

November 1st, 2006
Three Brain Repair Team Leaders Named International Research Scholars by the Howard Hughes Medical Institute.

February 23rd, 2006
UBC researchers find potential new target for autism, retardation therapies

December 15th, 2005
Canadian research team discovers key mechanism behind neuropathic pain

December 8th, 2005
Researchers discover a protein responsible for shaping the nervous system

November 25th, 2005
UBC scientists create protein to block addiction cravings. Research shows for the first time how to “block” memory.