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Researchers awarded $2.7M to study loneliness and Alzheimer’s

Work will tell us how loneliness interacts with brain structure and function in normal aging and pre-symptomatic Alzheimer’s disease

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Published: 7 Oct 2020

Café Vienne – Take out only

As of today Café Vienne is no longer taking orders by phone. Researchers and lab staff may go to Café Vienne for take-out only.

To access Café Vienne you must wear a mask and take the Rockefeller elevator or stairs.

Please note no eating shall take place in the hallways, instead consider one of the following options:

1. The following conference rooms are approved to be used as lunch rooms only for research staff and students:

Published: 10 Sep 2020

Neuro Procedure: Supervisor Guidelines and Responsibilities During COVID

Updated October 1, 2020 (original July 16, 2020)

Neuro Procedure

Supervisor Guidelines and Responsibilities During COVID


Reminder, all Principal Investigators and their research personnel must follow approved directives in case someone develops symptoms and/or comes in contact with someone who has tested positive for COVID-19.

Published: 16 Jul 2020

Deconstructing glioblastoma complexity reveals its pattern of development

Study identifies rapidly dividing cancer stem cells that can respond to new therapies

Brain cancers have long been thought of as being resistant to treatments because of the presence of multiple types of cancer cells within each tumor. A new study uncovers a cancer cell hierarchy that originates from a single cancer cell type, which can be targeted to slow cancer growth.

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Published: 8 Jul 2020

Neuro Procedure: Updated Directives Research Ramp-up Phase 3

July 4, 2020

Neuro Procedure

Updated Directives Research Ramp-up Phase 3


As of July 8, 2020, all researchers who cannot perform their tasks remotely will be allowed to return to work, in compliance with all safety protocols.

As a consequence, the restriction of a maximum of 75% of staff whose tasks require presence at work is lifted.

Published: 6 Jul 2020

Neuro Procedure: Research with Human Subjects - application and guideline reminders

June 27, 2020

Neuro Procedure

Research with Human Subjects



Research activities at The Neuro with patient populations and healthy subjects are scheduled to resume on July 6, 2020.  

Note the following individuals will be excluded from participating in studies:

those with immune-compromised conditions those with COVID-19 symptoms those aged 70 and older

This plan follows the directives received from Mr. Pierre Lafleur, sous-ministre adjoint, MSSS and recommendations from the MUHC Research Ethics Board (REB) and Dr. Ewa Rajda, Infectious Diseases, Infection Prevention and Control, Division of Medical Microbiology, MUHC.

Published: 30 Jun 2020

Robert Zatorre wins major international award

C. L. de Carvalho-Heineken Prize recognizes his seminal work in the cognition of music

Cognitive neuroscientist Robert Zatorre has been awarded the C.L. de Carvalho-Heineken Prize in Cognitive Sciences.

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Published: 5 Jun 2020

PPE (mask and glove) supplier - discount

Facilities has identified a vendor in MMP that has 1.5 million civil masks in stock at a price that is almost 50% less than other masks offered through the MMP PPE Store.

See attached flyer.

To request a quote, contact representative, Megan McCallum at megan.mccallum [at]

Published: 4 Jun 2020

Research Ramp-up Reminders and Updates



REQUEST ACCESS FOR EXTERNAL VENDORS Deliveries, Servicing of Equipment and other Services & Maintenance visits

Please fill out your request using the following link:

Published: 26 May 2020

Alan Evans receives prestigious Killam Prize

Award recognizes his collaborative work in neuroscience and neuroinformatics

Neuroscientist Alan Evans has been awarded the Killam Prize, one of Canada’s highest honours, for his numerous contributions to the understanding of the human brain.

Evans is an internationally recognized researcher at The Neuro (Montreal Neurological Institute-Hospital), James McGill Professor in Neurology and Neurosurgery and the Victor Dahdaleh Chair in Neurosciences.

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Published: 26 May 2020

Transmission Prevention Guidelines for McGill Staff and Students returning home after being denied access to The Neuro

What should I do if I have COVID-19 symptoms? Immediately wear a mask to prevent the spread of the virus. Isolate yourself from others as quickly as possible. Call Montreal’s coronavirus hotline at 514-644-4545 or 1-877-644-4545 ► If recommended by health professionals, go for testing asap.
Published: 22 May 2020

Neuro Research Ramp-up Process and Application form

Directives for Research Ramp-up at The Neuro

Restart of research activities at The Neuro will follow the McGill University on-campus research phase-in directives and the guidelines on preventing spread of COVID-19.

Published: 15 May 2020

Elevators - Restricted Access and Reprogramming

As The Neuro moves into a transition phase, which includes the gradual resumption of research activities starting on Monday May 25th, please note that use of elevators is now restricted (please see table below). 

Elevator A (Rockefeller) is accessible for patients, hospital and research staff. 

·         Patients have priority access.   

Published: 15 May 2020

Updated: Family presence during the COVID-19 pandemic

In order to comply with MSSS directives, visits have been temporarily suspended at The Neuro

Published: 11 May 2020

Update: Research Ramp-up Process

We have drafted a Neuro plan and guidelines for the phased in resumption of research activities, complying with both McGill and MUHC protocols.

The Neuro plan is currently being reviewed by the University. While this process takes its due course, please note that the first phase of research resumption at The Neuro is tentatively planned to start on May 19. 

Published: 8 May 2020


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The Neuro is a McGill research and teaching institute; delivering high quality patient care, as part of the Neuroscience Mission of the McGill University Health Centre. We are proud to be a Killam Institution, supported by the Killam Trusts.

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