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.

Vancouver Sun - Alzheimer’s research projects receive new funding
UBC - Three UBC professors receive $4M 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); David Taylor, Director of Research, ALS Society of Canada; Tammy Moore, CEO, ALS Society of Canada; Inez Jabalpurwala, President and CEO, Brain Canada; 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

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.

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

From left to right: Dr. Xiao-Yan Wen, Researcher at St. Michael’s Hospital; Dr. Arthur S. Slutsky, VP of Research at St. Michael’s Hospital; Dr. Laurie Morrison, Researcher at St. Michael’s Hospital; Dr. David Kaplan, Senior scientist at The Hospital for Sick Children and Brain Canada Board Director; Honourable Minister Rona Ambrose, Health Minister of Canada; Inez Jabalpurwala, President and CEO Brain Canada; Dr. Robert Howard, President and CEO at St. Michael’s Hospital.

Honourable Minister Rona Ambrose with Brain Canada board members. From left to right: Dr. David Kaplan, Honourable Minister Rona Ambrose, Health Minister of Canada, Dr. Catherine Zahn, Mr. Mark Krembil, Inez Jabalpurwala.

September 12, 2014 -Promising Canadian stroke drug receives large research grant

September 11, 2014 - Watch Inez Jabalpurwala, Brain Canada CEO and President, provide remarks and introduce the Honourable Rona Ambrose, Minister of Health, at the 2014 Global Dementia Legacy Event, Ottawa, ON (minute 29:18)

August 18, 2014

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Madame Lucie Chagnon

Everyone at Brain Canada is deeply saddened by the recent passing of Madame Lucie Chagnon from Alzheimer’s disease, on August 17, 2014. The Chagnon Family has been profoundly touched by this devastating disease and their continued commitment to all impacted families is a source of hope and inspiration. Over the years, La Fondation Lucie et André Chagnon has also made a significant difference to the lives of young children in Quebec. This is a testament to Madame Chagnon’s lifelong dedication to her community.

Our thoughts and prayers are with the Chagnon family.

July 9th, 2014

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David J. Azrieli
Everyone at Brain Canada is deeply saddened by the death of David J. Azrieli, entrepreneur and visionary philanthropist, founder of the Azrieli Foundation.  Mr. Azrieli set the example that each of us has the power to create our own narrative, and that a life filled with passion is very rich indeed.  We thank him for all that he gave the world, for the legacy he built with the Azrieli Foundation, and for the lessons he shared.  Through these, he will continue to influence and have impact.

June 24, 2014 - Watch Brain Canada President and CEO's presentation on public-private partnerships at the Global Dementia Legacy Event in London, UK on June 19th, 2014

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

Click here to view the Request for Applications

From left to right: Diane Gosselin, President and CEO of CQDM; Remi Quiron, Quebec Chief Scientist; Sam David, President of the Canadian Association for Neuroscience; Inez Jabalpurwala, President and CEO of Brain Canada. 

May 25th, 2014

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Marcel Côté: 1942 - 2014

Everyone at Brain Canada is devastated by the sudden death of our beloved Director Marcel Côté. This is an immeasurable loss for Montreal, for Quebec and for Canada. He had the highest intelligence and integrity--but also the biggest heart. We will miss his great insights and humour--but especially his warm friendship. Our thoughts and prayers are with his family.

Marcel Côté saluted at crowded funeral

May 16, 2014 - The W. Garfield Weston Foundation Announces the Weston Brain Institute
Established with $50 million fund aimed at neurodegenerative diseases of aging

Weston foundation creates $50M institute for brain disease research

Weston foundation creates $50M institute to fast-track brain disease research

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

From left to right: Mark Krembil, Lili de Grandpré, Vincent Castellucci, Max S. Cynader, The Rt. Hon. Stephen Harper, Rupert Duchesne, Marcel Côté, Hon. W. David Angus, Inez Jabalpurwala.


From left to right: Mario Petraglia, Hugh Blakey, The Rt. Hon. Stephen Harper, Haifa Staiti, Inez Jabalpurwala, Lisa Leung.

Azrieli Foundation Partners with Federal Government in $15 Million Investment in Fragile X and Autism Research in Canada

New Government of Canada funding supports brain health research at U of T Medicine

Largest-ever grant for Alzheimer’s prevention in Canada awarded to CAMH study

Prime Minister announces $3.7M funding for brain research

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