Future Leaders in Canadian Brain Research Program

Canada’s emerging brain researchers are starting their careers just as technology is giving them the tools to explore the deepest secrets of the brain. Their work could unlock cures for anything from depression to Alzheimer’s disease to brain injury.

Anchored by a lead gift from the Azrieli Foundation, the program was first launched in 2019.

60 grants awarded

$6 million invested

2021 Recipients

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Philippe Albouy

Université Laval

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Lindsay Bodell

Western University

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Elie Bou Assi

Université de Montréal

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Vincent Breton-Provencher

Université Laval

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Lindsay Cahill

Memorial University

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Carlos Camara Lemarroy

University of Calgary

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Annie Ciernia

University of British Columbia

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Michèle Desjardins

Université Laval

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Catherine Duclos

Hôpital du Sacré-Coeur de Montréal

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Emma Duerden

Western University

Alexandre-Fisette

Alexandre Fisette

Université du Québec à Trois-Rivières

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Federico Gaiti

University Health Network

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Rishi Ganesan

Western University

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Jiami Guo

University of Calgary

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Karl Klein

University of Calgary

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Julien Muffat

The Hospital for Sick Children

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Aislin Mushquash

Lakehead University

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Shaun Sanders

University of Guelph

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Ashlyn Swift-Gallant

Memorial University

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Christoph Zrenner

Centre for Addiction and Mental Health

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Simon Chen

University of Ottawa

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Nader Ghasemlou

Queen’s University

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George Ibrahim

The Hospital for Sick Children

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Julia Kam

University of Calgary

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Shannon Kolind

University of British Columbia

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Jasmin Lalonde

University of Guelph

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Benoit Laurent

Université de Sherbrooke

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Yun Li

The Hospital for Sick Kids

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Luka Milosevic

University Health Network

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Bratislav Misic

McGill University

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Sue-Ann Mok

University of Alberta

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Wilten Nicola

University of Calgary

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Vijay Ramaswamy

The Hospital for Sick Children

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Derya Sargin

University of Calgary

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Chantelle Sephton

Université Laval

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Greg Silasi

University of Ottawa

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Trevor Steve

University of Alberta

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Tamara Vanderwal

University of British Columbia

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Anne Wheeler

The Hospital for Sick Children

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Galen Wright

University of Manitoba

Boris-Bernhardt

Boris Bernhardt

McGill University

Mark-Brandon

Mark Brandon

McGill University

Mark-Cembrowski

Mark Cembrowski

University of British Columbia

Allen-W-Chen

Allen W. Chen

University of Alberta

Laurent-Chatel-Chaix

Laurent Chatel-Chaix

INRS – Centre Armand-Frappier Santé Biotechnologie

Janelle-Drouin-Ouellet

Janelle Drouin-Ouellet

Université de Montréal

Christian-Ethier

Christian Ethier

Université Laval

Marco-Gallo

Marco Gallo

University of Calgary

Yasser-Iturria-Medina

Yasser Iturria-Medina

Montreal Neurological Institute, McGill University

Robert-Laprairie

Robert Laprairie

University of Saskatchewan

Michael-Mack

Michael Mack

University of Toronto

Caroline-Ménard

Caroline Ménard

Université Laval/CERVO

Jeehye-Park

Jeehye Park

SickKids Research Institute, University of Toronto

Aaron-Phillips

Aaron Phillips

University of Calgary

Jean-François-Poulin

Jean-François Poulin

McGill University

Masha-Prager-Khoutorsky

Masha Prager-Khoutorsky

McGill University

Ravi-Rungta

Ravi Rungta

Universté de Montréal

Jo-Anne-Stratton

Jo Anne Stratton

Montreal Neurological Institute; McGill University

Sara-Tremblay

Sara Tremblay

University of Ottawa

Ryan-Yuen

Ryan Yuen

SickKids Research Institute; University of Toronto