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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.

Upcoming Events


Neuro National Clinical Trial Training Program
May 23-24, 2019
The Neuro (The Montreal Neurological Institute and Hospital), McGill University

HBHL is pleased to support The Neuro's 4th Annual Neuro National Clinical Trial Training Program. Principal investigators, researchers, clinical research coordinators, and representatives from industry are invited to attend this two-day program covering education and training on clinical trial readiness, medical monitoring, CROs, novel technology in clinical trials, consortium trials, trial design, drug safety, clinical trial outcome measures, and more.

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The Fourth Conference of the Canadian Society for Chronobiology
May 26-28, 2019
New Residence Hall, McGill University

The HBHL-supported 2019 conference will emphasize exciting and diverse research on biological rhythms, from humans, animals and other models.

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