1. Does BrainsCAN offer private brain scans?

While BrainsCAN-aligned Western researchers conduct brain research, individual requests for scans, along with private diagnoses and treatments are not available. Although we do study patient populations, all the different types of studies supported by BrainsCAN are for research purposes only and not intended for diagnosis. Please direct health concerns to your primary healthcare provider.

If you would like to be considered for one of the many different types of brain studies at Western University, please register for OurBrainsCAN, Western’s central participant registration website. Many research groups at Western are studying cognitive functions including learning, memory, perception, attention and language in children and adults. These studies teach us how the brain works. Please note that even if chosen for a study that involves an MRI scan, individual assessments are not provided by the research teams.

2. What projects does BrainsCAN support?

BrainsCAN supports a number of research projects. For a detailed list of the projects funded by BrainsCAN, please see BrainsCAN’s results listing. For more information about BrainsCAN Accelerator and McGill-Western projects, please see the project summaries page.

3. Who oversees BrainsCAN?

BrainsCAN is governed by the BrainsCAN Board, which is responsible for the financial and scientific oversight of the initiative. The day to day management of BrainsCAN is administered by BrainsCAN’s Executive Committee.

4. Where is BrainsCAN located?

BrainsCAN’s administrative offices are located on the sixth floor of the state-of-the-art Western Interdisciplinary Research Building found on Western’s campus. If you are visiting BrainsCAN and require a parking pass, please email dhillie4@uwo.ca in advance with information about your meeting. 


Western’s $66M BrainsCAN initiative is supported by the Canada First Research Excellence Fund (CFREF).