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.
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.
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
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.
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!
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.
Applications for HBHL's 2020 Graduate Student Fellowships Program are now open!
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!
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:
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.
HBHL awarded five attendance scholarships for HBHL Fellows to attend the IVADO/Mila Deep Learning School. The School took place from September 9 to 13, 2019 in Montreal.
By Kaitlyn Easson, Lead Communications Officer, 2018-2019 HBHL Trainee Committee
The federal government has announced 26 new and renewed Canada Research Chairs at McGill, including seven supported by Healthy Brains Healthy Lives (HBHL).
The Organization for Human Brain Mapping, the largest international scientific society for neuroimaging-based brain research, has honoured Prof. Alan C. Evans with its Glass Brain Award