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About Brain Canada's activities

March 23, 2016 - Additional $20M to Brain Canada and the Canada Brain Research Fund

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.

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.

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

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

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

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

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

September 12, 2014 - Brain Canada partners with Health Canada to announce $51.4 million in national funding of 32 ground-breaking neuroscience research projects

May 26, 2014 - Outside the box in neuroscience: CQDM and Brain Canada partner to fund breakthrough technologies to accelerate drug discovery

May 1, 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 17, 2013 - New $7.5 Million Fund To Advance BC’s Research Into Alzheimer’s Disease - BC teams seeking solutions to global health issue

November 12, 2013 - Brain Canada and partners jointly support five new research teams

April 29, 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 8, 2013 - Bell and Brain Canada announce $1 million research training fund

December 21, 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 3, 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 10th, 2008 - Prime Minister Harper promises funding for a major study on neurological diseases.

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

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

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

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

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

December 1, 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 2, 2006 - Barbara Turnbull Award honours Dr. Joseph Culotti.

March 1, 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 21, 2006 - Media advisory about Canadian initiatives during Brain Awareness Week, March 13-19, 2006

May 2, 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.

November 25, 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 25, 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 20, 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 1, 2006
Three Brain Repair Team Leaders Named International Research Scholars by the Howard Hughes Medical Institute.

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

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

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

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