BrainsCAN News

Minister of Science explores ‘amazing work’

January 10, 2018  -  Western News

Minister of Science Kirsty Duncan stopped by Western Tuesday to learn about what she calls the “amazing work” being done across the university. Duncan spoke with researchers and students at the Translational Cognitive Neuroscience Laboratory, as well as stopped by the Western Interdisciplinary Research Building/Brain and Mind Institute, where she met with the team involved in the Women in STEM conference. Duncan, along with London North Centre MP Peter Fragiskatos, also visited with BrainsCan Co-Scientific Director Ravi Menon at the Centre for Functional and Metabolic Mapping at the Robarts Research Institute.

Four scholars named among nation's elite

September 7, 2017  -  Western News

The overarching goal of Lisa Saksida’s work is to provide this essential missing component. She has invented a touchscreen-based technology allowing researchers to test rodent models on the same tests used to assess patients. By combining this technology, Saksida will answer critical questions about the molecular and circuit basis of high-level cognition. She looks to improve treatment outcomes by identifying novel therapeutic targets for cognitive abnormalities in neurodegenerative and neuropsychiatric disease.

Menon tapped as BrainsCAN Co-Scientific Director

July 11, 2017  -  Western News

Menon knows he and his fellow BrainsCAN researchers are on the clock. “Seven years sounds like a long ...  was recently named Co-Scientific Director of BrainsCAN. Sharing the leadership responsibility with fellow Western researcher ...  running out already.” In September 2016, Western’s BrainsCAN: Brain Health For Life initiative received a $66-million investment ...

Strengthening Partnerships: Develop sustainable partnerships, networks and global initiatives

2016-2017  -  Schulich Achievement Report

With a goal to reduce the burden of brain disorders affecting nearly 3.6-million Canadians and radically transform humankind’s understanding of brain disorders, BrainsCAN brings together researchers from across Western University, including Schulich Medicine & Dentistry, Social Science, Science, Health Sciences, Engineering, Arts & Humanities and the Ivey Business School. It also includes the University’s Brain & Mind Institute, as well as the Centre for Functional & Metabolic Mapping housed at Robarts Research Institute. Further, the University will be building on an existing collaboration and partnering with researchers at McGill University to leverage complementary expertise.

Feds applaud BrainsCAN potential to lead the world

September 15, 2016  -  Western News

...  grant in the university’s history – supporting the BrainsCAN: Brain Health For Life initiative. Already ranked among the best ...  for understanding and intervening in brain function. BrainsCAN will bring together researchers from across campus under one unifying ...

Feds back brain research with record-breaking investment

September 8, 2016  -  Western News

...  of brain disorders. On Tuesday, Western’s BrainsCAN: Brain Health For Life initiative received a $66-million investment ...  for understanding and intervening in brain function. BrainsCAN will bring together researchers from across campus under one unifying ...

Ottawa unveils research fund winners

September 6, 2016  -  The Globe and Mail

Thirteen large-scale initiatives led by universities across Canada are the winners in a high-stakes federal competition aimed at helping the country's top scientists make a mark in the global research arena...

Western scientists' 66M win goes to their heads

September 6, 2016  -  The London Free Press

It took a writing team of 10 Western University scientists locked in a room together for several weeks just to put together the grant application. The effort paid off big time. The researchers learned Tuesday they had scored the largest research grant in the university’s history — $66 million. ”I’m absolutely delighted,” said Adrian Owen, Canada Excellence Research Chair in Cognitive Neuroscience and Imaging at Western and co-scientific director for BrainsCAN.