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Healthy Brains for Healthy Lives/Cerveau en santé, vie en santé is a bold and ambitious initiative 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.

MONII 2.0 workshop

MONII 2.0 Workshop

Wednesday, March 27 from 1-5 pm
deGrandpre Communications Centre, The Neuro (Montreal Neurological Institute) 

In collaboration with CONP (Canadian Open Neuroscience Platform), INCF (International Neuroinformatics Coordinating Facility), and Tanenbaum Open Science Institute, this workshop will bring together neuroimaging and genomics data management and processing neuroinformatics experts to advance standardization of these research objects through shared metadata. The challenges and possible solutions for making neuroscience data management and processing FAIR, as well as the impact on neuroscience and neurology research, will be presented and discussed.

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Creating an inclusive science ecosystem: A panel discussion on equity, diversity, and inclusion in academia

Wednesday, April 3, from 3-5:30 pm
Leacock Building, room 232

What is the current state of equity, diversity and inclusion (EDI) in academia and the world of science? Why is EDI such an important factor in optimizing the academic ecosystem? What can faculty, staff, and students do to help get us to a fully inclusive academic world? Panellists will address these questions and more by drawing from their EDI-related research and activism, as well as their personal experience as members of the academic community, to define the current gaps and envision practical change processes. The panel will be followed by a networking session with complimentary refreshments.

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