Principal Suzanne Fortier joined dignitaries from Montreal and Ottawa in celebrating the announcement of $213 million in research funding for Montreal institutions from the Canada First Research Excellence Fund (CFREF). $84 million will fund McGill's Healthy Brains for Healthy Lives initiative. 

Find out more about McGill's Centre for Integrative Neuroscience here. 


MP Marc Miller was at McGill on September 15th to announce $13 million in cyberinfrastructure funding from the Canada Foundation for Innovation. Over $1 million will fund the CBRAIN program at the McGill Neurological Institute. Read more about CBRAIN and the cyberinfastructure funding here

The Honourable Kirsty Duncan, Minister of Science (center right), visited the McGill Neurological Institute and toured Dr. Alan Evans' CBRAIN lab in the spring of 2016. 

Healthy Brains for Healthy Lives/Cerveau en santé, vie en santé is a bold and ambitious plan that unites McGill’s world-leading strengths in clinical and research neuroscience with pioneering work in neuroinformatics.

Long renowned as a leader in neuroscience, McGill is setting a new global standard for computationally intensive and interdisciplinary research on the brain, made possible with an $84 million investment from the Canada First Research Excellence Fund (CFREF). Healthy Brains for Healthy Lives (HBHL) seeks to improve the lives of Canadians by advancing understanding of how the individual brain functions in health and disease, throughout our lives.

Neurological disorders affect 1 in 10 Canadians of all ages. There is great urgency to identify and implement solutions that create healthier brains. Through innovative funding programs, exceptional people, and by focusing on four interconnected research themes, HBHL will transform how we view and treat the brain. Collaborating with educators and industry, HBHL will develop evidence-based programs that address the specific mental health and neurological challenges of Canadians and promote healthy living through supportive environments.

Upcoming HBHL events

Monthly HBHL Trainee Get-Together

February 21, 2018 from 6-8pm

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HBHL-Mitacs information session       

February 22, 2018 from 3-5pm

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HBHL inaugural trainee Research Day

May 9, 2018

HBHL inaugural Symposium

May 10, 2018