Reitman Holiday Luncheon

Reitman family members, Joel (President of Jillcy Investments Ltd.), Jill and Dorothy were present for the 69th Reitman Holiday Luncheon on December 9th to greet staff and to help staff volunteers serve a tasty meal to some 1,200 members of The Neuro. Learn more.

How HIV affects the brain

Researchers at the Montreal Neurological Institute and Hospital at McGill University and the MUHC, together with a team of investigators at other universities and clinics across Canada and in Australia are conducting a major study to better understand the effects of HIV infection on brain health. Learn more.

Saying thank you

Jean-Pierre Hunter had a stroke on May 8, 2015 and was taken to the Montreal Neurological Institute and Hospital. One year later, he returned to say thank you to some of the staff who treated him. Watch the video.

Epileptic encephalopathy linked to protein trafficking gene

Researchers have linked a debilitating neurological disease in children to mutations in a gene that regulates neuronal development through control of protein movement within neuronal cells. Learn more.

Funding for ARSACS research

Two researchers at The Neuro have received funding to study a devastating neurodegenerative disease that first appears in toddlers just as they are beginning to walk. Learn more.

Major ALS Research Funding Announced

Researchers at the Montreal Neurological Institute of McGill University who are playing key roles in uncovering the mechanisms underlying ALS will share in $3.9 million in research funding, part of $4.5 million from the ALS Society of Canada in partnership with Brain Canada. Learn more.

Sniffing out cultural differences

When two people smell the same thing, they can have remarkably different reactions, depending on their cultural background. Researchers at The Neuro have found that even when two cultures share the same language, their reactions to the same smells can be different. Learn More

Alan Evans receives Prix Wilder-Penfield

Dr. Alan Evans has become the latest researcher to receive the Province of Quebec’s most prestigious scientific award, the 2016 Prix Wilder-Penfield, named after The Neuro’s founder. Learn more.

Quebec federation honours Dr. Tampieri

The Quebec Federation of Medical Specialists has chosen Dr. Donatella Tampieri of the Montreal Neurological Institute and Hospital for the 2016 Prix d’excellence en innovations des soins de santé. Learn more.

The French-Canadian Connection

Scientists have identified a gene in the French-Canadian population that predisposes them to the development of intracranial aneurysm (IA), a neurological condition that is responsible for approximately 500,000 deaths worldwide per year. Learn more.

A Brilliant Success

A Brilliant Night, raised an astounding $1 million for brain cancer research at its gala event on Oct. 19. Learn more.

A cyclotron is a particle accelerator indispensable for PET imaging and opperates under guidelines set out by the Canadian Nuclear Safety Commission (CNSC). As per CNSC regulations, we are informing the public that The Neuro is equipped with a cyclotron facility Learn More

The Neuro is Brain Research, Patient Care and Training

The Neuro is Brain Research, Patient Care, and Training

The Montreal Neurological Institute and Hospital – The Neuro, is a world-leading destination for brain research and advanced patient care. Since its founding in 1934 by renowned neurosurgeon Dr. Wilder Penfield, The Neuro has grown to be the largest specialized neuroscience research and clinical centre in Canada, and one of the largest in the world. The seamless integration of research, patient care, and training of the world’s top minds make The Neuro uniquely positioned to have a significant impact on the understanding and treatment of nervous system disorders.


  • To understand the nervous system, discover mechanisms of disease, and develop and deliver effective treatments for neurological conditions. 
  • To foster an outstanding research and clinical atmosphere by promoting interaction and collaboration. 
  • To train and mentor new generations of scientists and skilled health care professionals, and foster clinician scientists.