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A collaborative network of world-renowned scientists, teaching hospitals, research labs and clinics and institutes, all of which share an advanced interest in molecular, cellular, systems, behavioural and cognitive neuroscience.

The B@M program promotes:

  • Active partnerships with other world leading institutes
  • Advanced training
  • Ground-breaking research
  • Unique programs in neurosciences
  • Connectivity between key players
  • Linking brain research with society, arts and culture


McGill University, Montreal, Canada with partners located elsewhere in the world.


  • Oxford University
  • Imperial College London
  • Neuroscience Center of Zurich


Key institutes and McGill University departments active in neuroscience:

  • Alan Edwards Centre for Research on Pain
  • Centre for Research in Neuroscience
  • Centre for Research on Language, Mind and Brain
  • Douglas Mental Health University Institute
  • Integrated Program in Neuroscience
  • Lady Davis Institute at the Jewish General
  • McGill University Health Centre (MUHC)
  • McGill University Vision Research
  • McGill University Department of Neurology and Neurosurgery
  • McGill University Department of Pharmacology
  • McGill University Department of Physiology
  • Montreal Language and Memory Laboratory
  • Montreal Neurological Hospital & Institute


The ancestry of the B@M stretches back over close to a century of pioneering work undertaken within the McGill University community.  An important milestone is the founding of the renowned Montreal Neurological Institute by Dr. Wilder Penfield in 1934.  The B@M itself was launched on July 3, 2009.        


McGill University is a world leader in the field and neuroscience is considered a top priority.  The main objective of the B@M is to ensure the future success of neuroscience research at McGill and build on the university’s position as a leader in the field at the local, regional and international levels, to the benefit of all of society.