As part of the HBHL-Mitacs partnership, a special joint initiative has been organized to send students from McGill University to Chinese and Japanese academic institutions, and bring in students from these international universities to McGill. This is part of Mitacs' Globalink Research Awards program. This program provides awards valued at $6,000 CAD for travel and accommodation costs for Canadian students to undertake collaborative research projects at international institutions.
The Healthy Brains for Healthy Lives (HBHL) initiative is happy to announce the launch of its Neuro-Innovation Fund. HBHL’s Neuro-Innovation Fund aims to close the gap between proof-of-concept research grants, and funding from traditional investors (angels, venture capitalist, institutional investors). The Fund will provide technology development grants to support further proof of principle and/or add value to new technologies or inventions related to the research themes of HBHL.
Healthy Brains for Healthy Lives (HBHL), in conjunction with Graduate and Postdoctoral Studies, is proud to announce the launch of its 2018 Graduate Student Fellowships competition. This competition aims to attract, train and retain top students at the graduate level from across disciplines and around the world to participate in interdisciplinary and cross-sectoral research training opportunities related to brain and mental health research, knowledge translation/mobilization and innovation.
Applications are due on April 20, 2018.
Healthy Brains for Healthy Lives (HBHL) is a high profile, high priority multidisciplinary and cross-sectoral initiative located at McGill University made possible with support from the Canada First Research Excellence Fund (CFREF). The HBHL Strategic Research Plan outlines the vision, deliverables, and overall goals of the initiative, and the research priorities of its four research themes.
Canada First Research Excellence Fund's investment of $150 million in McGill University's Healthy Brains for Healthy Lives (HBHL) and Western University's BrainsCAN marks a pivotal step that will unlock the mysteries of the human mind and lay the groundwork for a pan-Canadian network of collaboration that promises to uncover new ways to treat, prevent and cure brain disorders.
Healthy Brains for Healthy Lives (HBHL) emphasizes the training of highly qualified researchers, clinicians, and informaticians. This includes not only an excellence in research training, but also complementary training opportunities focused on professional skills. HBHL is proud to collaborate with SKILLSETS on a new suite of professional development offerings specially-designed for graduate students and postdoctoral fellows with an interest in neuroscience.
Training of highly qualified researchers, clinicians, and informaticians, is an important component of McGill’s Healthy Brains for Healthy Lives (HBHL) initiative. Over the past year, HBHL’s training program has passed several important milestones.
Here are some of the highlights:
The Society for Neuroscience (SfN) course was spear-headed by Dr. Jane Roskams, and included world-renowned experts in neuroinformatics showcasing their tools and datasets. Dr. JB Poline, a new MNI faculty member and HBHL hire, discussed the need for data publishing and the Canadian Open Neuroscience Platform, as well as data and compute management software that will eventually comprise the backbone of NeuroHub - namely, CBRAIN and LORIS.
Initiated more than 10 years ago by a collaboration between the McGill Centre for Integrative Neuroscience in Montreal, Canada and the Jülich Research Centre in Germany, the BigBrain atlas is the highest-resolution 3D digital map of the human brain produced to date. The atlas was painstakingly reconstructed from 7404 separate sections of a human brain.
Healthy Brains for Healthy Lives (HBHL), an $84M initiative located at McGill University and supported by the Canada First Research Excellence Fund, and Mitacs, a national, not-for-profit organization that designs and delivers research and training programs, have partnered to offer training and fellowship opportunities in Neuroscience and Neuroinformatics tailored to HBHL's goals and research priorities.
In conjunction with McGill’s Graduate and Postdoctoral Studies, the Healthy Brains for Healthy Lives (HBHL) initiative is proud to announce the launch of a new prestigious Postdoctoral Fellowships competition. This program aims to attract to McGill University talented post-doctoral fellows from around the world who are interested in cutting-edge interdisciplinary and translational research related to brain health and neuroinformatics. It offers an attractive package including a stipend of CD$60,000 plus benefits (max. $70,800 per year) for up to two years.
Dans le cadre des célébrations du 150e anniversaire du Canada, les IRSC aimeraient présenter votre travail dans un ouvrage mettant en valeur la recherche qui change des vies, menée ici même au Canada. Nous utiliserons votre récit pour alimenter un livre numérique sur les chercheurs en santé de partout au pays!
The office of Research and Innovation is pleased to announce the appointment of Prof. Martha Crago as Vice-Principal, Research and Innovation (VP-RI), with a term beginning July 1, 2017 and ending June 3, 2022.
Today marks the end of my tenure as Vice-Principal (Research and Innovation) at McGill University. It has been an honour and a deeply enriching experience to serve McGill and its research community for nearly seven years in this role.
Over the past weeks and months, many people have asked me what I plan to do next. Although the Research and Innovation team gave me a lovely McGill oar as a parting gift, I will not be rowing off into the sunset any time soon.