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The Neuro launches Susan Cameron Cook Neuro-Palliative Care Program

The Montreal Neurological Institute and Hospital (The Neuro) is pleased to announce the launch of a new clinical program designed to ease the suffering of seriously ill patients through specialized consultation and comprehensive care.

The Susan Cameron Cook Neuro-Palliative Care Program, named in honour of Susan Cameron Cook, whose family provided vital seed funding for the program, has been designed with the goal of reducing the mental and physical suffering of neurological patients and their families in the journey from diagnosis of a terminal illness to end of life.

Published: 17Oct2016

Cogintion and Circuit lecture: Re-evaluating prefrontal contributions to valuation

Montreal Neurological Institute de Grandpré Communications Centre, 3801 rue University, Montreal, QC, H3A 2B4, CA


Speaker: Lesley Fellows, Professor Dept. of Neurology & Neurosurgery, McGill University Cognitive Neuroscience Unit, MNI

The Israel Cancer Research Fund’s Annual Women of Action Luncheon


On November 20, 2016, The Israel Cancer Research Fund (ICRF) will host its 11th Annual Women of Action Luncheon, where inspirational mother-daughter teams, including Neuro volunteers Jacynthe Côté and Laurie Dion, will be honoured.

Dr. Guy Rouleau receives national award for significant contributions to world of science

Dr. Guy Rouleau, Director of the Montreal Neurological Institute and Hospital at McGill University and the McGill University Health Centre, has been chosen to receive another major award recognizing his outstanding scientific career. The national organization representing Canadian francophone doctors, Médecins francophones du Canada, is bestowing on him its 2016 Prix de l’oeuvre scientifique.

Published: 13Oct2016

Neuro Information Session

Montreal Neurological Institute Jeanne Timmins Amphitheatre, 3801 rue University, Montreal, QC, H3A 2B4, CA


On Behalf of Dr. Guy Rouleau, 

All Neuro faculty and staff are invited to attend this session for an update on strategic and operational issues at The Neuro. 

Cognition and Circuits Seminar: How, when, and why do we make reflective versus reflexive choices?

Montreal Neurological Institute De Grandpré Communications Centre, 3801 rue University, Montreal, QC, H3A 2B4, CA


Speaker: Dr. Ross Otto, Assistant Professor McGill Department of Psychology

A Brilliant Night 2016

Inspiring event to raise money for brain cancer research

An evening filled with personal stories from those whose lives have been affected by brain cancer will once again contribute to the fight against the disease.

Published: 4Oct2016

Google, Facebook, Amazon, Microsoft and IBM join forces to set guidelines on future Artificial Intelligence research

The end of September saw the formation of a new team of rivals: the Partnership on AI, whose motto is "to benefit people and society". The partnership includes tech giants Amazon, Google and its subsidiary Deepmind, Facebook, IBM and Microsoft.

Published: 3Oct2016

A Globe and Mail article looks at how Big Data might help university students graduate

Last Friday's edition of The Globe and Mail newspaper included a story on how predictive analytics might help decrease university drop-out rates. Several Data Science companies, including  IBM’s Watson Analytics and Microsoft, are offering universities their expertise on identifying students at risk of dropping out. Of course, having low marks is a good predictor, but it is not the only one. Women, for example, are less likely than men to leave university before finishing their studies, but when they do, their marks are usually quite good. So why are they dropping out?

Published: 21Sep2016

Team led by MNI researcher receive $6.1 million to study MS

A project led by an MNI researcher has been awarded $6.1 million to study progressive multiple sclerosis.

The International Progressive MS Alliance has awarded three $6.1 million Collaborative Network Award grants for a total investment of $18.4 million toward accelerating the pace of progressive MS research. More than 2.3 million people worldwide live with MS and more than one million of those living with the disease have progressive MS.

Published: 20Sep2016