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July 10, 2019

Helping first responder families learn how the work can ‘colour’ mental health

The Working Mind First Responders (TWMFR) is a well-established training course that helps first responders link colours in the program’s mental health continuum model with their state of well-being. “The program is evidence based,” explained Mike Pietrus, the MHCC’s director of Mental Health First Aid and Opening Minds. “The MHCC is indebted to Medavie and Brain Canada for funding the development and assessment of the family package, which is proving to be highly effective.”

May 21, 2019

Canada charts new course to attack brain tumours

Canada has launched its first brain tumour registry in its battle to better treat the disease and avoid reliance on foreign data. The Brain Tumour Registry of Canada (BTRC) is funded by Brain Canada and the Brain Tumour Foundation of Canada through a Platform Support Grant, led by Faith Davis.

April 23, 2019

Neuro researchers receive early-career grants

Two researchers from The Neuro are among just ten nationwide to receive Early-Career Capacity Building Grants this year from the Azrieli Foundation in partnership with the Brain Canada Foundation.

April 18, 2019

Accelerating drug discovery with Open Science

Edward Fon is the Principal Investigator on a grant titled "A Patient-Derived hiPSC Neuronal Platform for Drug Discovery in Parkinson’s Disease and Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis," funded by CQDM and Brain Canada.

March 27, 2019

Turing Award Won by 3 Pioneers in Artificial Intelligence

For their work on neural networks, Geoffrey Hinton, Yann LeCun and Yoshua Bengio will share $1 million for what many consider the Nobel Prize of computing. All three scientists are part of the CIFAR program "Learning in Machines & Brains," of which Brain Canada is a partner.