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Healthy Brains for Healthy Lives Launches New Graduate Student Fellowships Competition

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 innovat...

Published: 20 Mar 2018

HBHL Trainees Attend the Inspiring Young Women in STEM Conference

On March 4th, 2018, over 200 undergraduate and graduate students, postdoctoral fellows, and researchers flocked to the University of Western Ontario to attend the 2nd Biennial Inspiring Young Women in STEM Conference. The conference focused on inspiring and supporting young women in STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics) by providing the opportunity to network with and learn from established women in STEM fields.

Published: 8 Mar 2018

Launch of the HBHL Knowledge Mobilization Program

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)....

Published: 6 Mar 2018

Learning to Increase Your Impact with HBHL-SKILLSETS

Earlier this week, the first HBHL-SKILLSETS workshop was held. The workshop, entitled Increase Your Impact: Sharing neuroscience research with diverse audiences, was facilitated by Falisha Karpati (Program Officer, Healthy Brains for Healthy Lives) and John Van Heest (Communications Administrator, Teaching and Learning Services). Graduate students and postdoctoral fellows from all around McGill joined us to learn about research dissemination methods, and making neuroscience content accessible and engaging for different audiences.


Published: 15 Feb 2018

Launch of the McGill-Western Collaboration Grant Program

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, p...

Published: 6 Feb 2018

Launch of HBHL-SKILLSETS: Professional development for neuroscience trainees

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....

Published: 30 Jan 2018

HBHL Training Program Highlights for 2017

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:

Published: 20 Dec 2017

HBHL researchers and trainees participate in SfN 2017

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....

Published: 27 Nov 2017

The BigBrain Workshop: From open data to novel applications

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....

Published: 27 Nov 2017

HBHL and Mitacs Partner to Offer Fellowships and Internships

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 ...

Published: 17 Nov 2017

“Healthy Brains for Healthy Lives” Launches a New Prestigious Postdoctoral Fellowships Competition

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 inclu...

Published: 7 Nov 2017

38 Graduate & Postdoctoral HBHL Fellowships Awarded

Following its pilot Graduate and Postdoctoral Fellowships competition launched last March, 38 fellowships were awarded in July for nearly $700,000 in funding. Over 220 applications were received and evaluated by a panel of 34 reviewers in three different committees (MSc, PhD and Postdoc). A total of 9 Masters, 24 Doctoral, and 5 Postdoctoral fellowships were awarded, valued at $10,000 (Masters), $15,000 (PhD) or $35,000 (Postdoc) each.

Published: 4 Oct 2017

Spécialiste, Développement des affaires – McGill Business Development

Monteal, Quebec

This is not your ordinary sales job. Our business development team members are the bridge between academia and industry partners or organizations. They spot opportunities and take action on behalf of Mitacs. They are at the forefront of marketing Mitacs programs and are analogous to matchmakers, who find the common interests between companies and researchers. To help you make your decision, we’d like to introduce you to someone in the role!

Published: 1 Jun 2017

“Healthy Brains for Healthy Lives” Launches New Graduate Student & Postdoctoral Fellowships Program

  Healthy Brains for Healthy Lives (HBHL) is an $84M seven-year cross-sectoral initiative supported at McGill University by the Canadian Government’s Canada First Research Excellence Fund (CFREF), with an additional $18M from the government of Quebec....
Published: 17 Mar 2017

Dr. Ronald Lafrenière appointed Managing Director of McGill’s CFREF Program, Healthy Brains for Healthy Lives

In September 2016, the federal government made an unparalleled investment in research and innovation, announcing $84 million in funding over seven years for McGill’s Healthy Brains for Healthy Lives initiative, as part of the Canada First Research Excellence Fund (CFREF) program. Following this announcement, a committee for the selection of the HBHL Managing Director engaged in an extensive search and interview process....

Published: 20 Feb 2017