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HBHL/NeuroSphere Top-Up for the Mitacs Accelerate Program launched

Building on HBHL's existing partnership with Mitacs, the new HBHL/NeuroSphere Top-Up for the Mitacs Accelerate Program supports graduate students and postdoctoral fellows with an interest in bridging neuroscience and industry.

Published: 22 May 2020

Recipients of first Ignite Grant competition announced

NeuroSphere, McGill’s neuroscience innovation accelerator, is pleased to announce the ten grant recipients from its first Ignite competition, which launched in Fall 2019.

Published: 14 May 2020

Recap: NeuroSphere hosts Innovation and Entrepreneurship for Researchers

In March, NeuroSphere welcomed representatives of acceleration hubs and experts from the entrepreneurial ecosystem in Montreal for a one-day event focusing on innovation and entrepreneurship for researchers. Speakers included Yannick Roy (NeuroTechX), Christian Dansereau (Perceive AI), Dylan Wade Roskams-Edris (The Neuro), Margaret Magdesian (Ananda Devices, pictured), and more. Attendees were able to engage in networking sessions throughout the day.

Published: 14 May 2020

Get tips for working from home

As many members of the McGill community finish their fourth week of working from home, they may be experiencing difficulties from such a major shift in routine. To get some tips and tricks about establishing a balanced routine, staying focused during the day and keeping up motivation, we reached out to Joanna Harding-Duggan, a certified coach specializing in ADHD and executive functioning.

Published: 9 Apr 2020

10 ways to manage anxiety during a pandemic

Daily life has changed considerably due to COVID-19 pandemic and, as a result, many Canadians will experience anxiety. In a recent McGill University webcast, professors Dr. Jason Harley and Dr. Tina Montreuil offered a variety of helpful tips for managing anxiety during these challenging times.

Published: 8 Apr 2020

HBHL Event Changes

In light of the developing global situation around COVID-19 and recent instructions issued by the Quebec government, HBHL has decided to cancel the Symposium 2020 and postpone HBHL Research Day 2020

Published: 13 Mar 2020

Open Call for HBHL Theme 3 Leader

The Healthy Brains, Healthy Lives Research Theme 3 Leader, Dr. Robert Zatorre, is currently away on sabbatical and we have been fortunate to have Dr. Julien Doyon act as Leader in the interim. Dr. Zatorre has now decided to step down and as such, we are opening a call to find a new Leader for Theme 3 (Applied Cognitive Neuroscience of Brain Plasticity). We would like to take this opportunity to thank Dr.

Published: 6 Mar 2020

HBHL Fellows recognized at Western Neuroscience Research Day

Congratulations to all of our HBHL Trainees who took part in Western University's Neuroscience Research Day! Two trainees were recognized with awards for their outstanding work: Top Platform Talks ($200 prize) Abdullah Azeem - MSc student, McGill University (pictured)Collaboration Award ($250 prize) Stephanie Tullo - PhD student, McGill University, with Hannah MacNeil - MSc student, UWO

Published: 25 Feb 2020

NeuroSphere awards three scholarships for Life Sciences Entrepreneurship Development Program

NeuroSphere, the McGill platform dedicated to innovation and partnership in neuroscience research funded through Healthy Brains, Healthy Lives (HBHL), is proud to announce the awarding of three scholarships to Sheida Rabipour, Marie-Élyse Lafaille-Magnan and Daneck Lang-Ouellette.

Published: 21 Feb 2020

Neural Pathways Podcast Launched

HBHL is proud to announce the teaser launch for the Neural Pathways podcast! This weekly show will feature host and HBHL Trainee Rana Ghafouri talking to a McGill University neuroscience alumn to see where their degree took them. The first full podcast episode will be released on Tuesday, February 25—listen to the teaser trailer on Spotify to learn more about what's coming up!

Published: 11 Feb 2020

Bruce McEwen, The Down-to-Earth Tower of Neuroscience

It is with great sadness that we share the passing of renowned neuroscientist Bruce McEwen, who died earlier this month at the age of 81. McEwen's work in the field of stress had a global impact, and he was best known for his studies on how stress hormones reshape neural circuits and brain structures.

Published: 14 Jan 2020

2020 Graduate Student Fellowships Program Launched

Applications for HBHL's 2020 Graduate Student Fellowships Program are now open!

Published: 13 Jan 2020

Daniel Almeida named in Forbes 30 Under 30 Science

Congratulations to Daniel Almeida for being named in the 2020 Forbes 30 Under 30 Science list, and for being the only listmaker from a Canadian university!

Published: 4 Dec 2019

HBHL International Partnerships Program Launched

With a total funding envelope of $1.65 million, the new HBHL International Partnerships Program supports large-scale, multi-year projects that build and advance partnerships with leading institutions that will help McGill University to:

Published: 2 Dec 2019

Kieran O'Donnell featured on CTV News Montreal

HBHL-funded researcher Dr. Kieran O'Donnell recently appeared on CTV News Montreal to discuss the HBHL-funded Montreal Antenatal Well-Being Study. Watch the full interview here, where Dr. O'Donnell discusses the project's goals, initial findings, and more.

Published: 25 Nov 2019

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