Approximately 65 million people worldwide are affected by epilepsy – a debilitating neurological disorder. Brain Canada-funded researchers are committed to finding better solutions for those touched by the disorder, including patients who suffer from a drug-resistant form of the disease.

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Dr. Mark Cembrowski, Brain Canada-funded researcher at the University of British Columbia explores learning and memory to provide a better understanding of the brain and the mechanisms of epilepsy.

Our Projects

Brain Canada’s rigorous scientific review process gives donors and partners a trusted mechanism to ensure projects are chosen based on merit, innovation, and potential for impact.

$3,231,867 invested

7 grants awarded

Making a significant difference in the lives of people in Canada doesn’t happen in a vacuum. It takes a network of visionary partners committed to investing in change. As a national convenor and facilitator, Brain Canada works with partners from coast to coast to drive innovative brain research. Some of our partners in supporting epilepsy research include:

How you can help

Brain Canada funds the very best Canadian neuroscience, fostering collaborative research and accelerating the pace of discovery, in order to improve the health and quality of life of Canadians who suffer from brain disorders.