History

The building of the Canadian Brain Research Strategy

Dr. Jennie Z. Young appointed Executive Director for the Canadian Brain Research Strategy

2021-03-11

The appointment of Dr. Jennie Z. Young as Executive Director of the Canadian Brain Research Strategy marks a new phase in the development of this initiative which aims to link brain research initiatives and projects, public and private funders, and patient organizations across Canada in a uniquely collaborative effort that…

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CBRS Retreat

2020-12-03

We convened the Conference of Research Leaders, nominated Early Career Researchers, and invited stakeholders, to discuss CBRS operations, hear from keynote speakers on multidisciplinary neuroscience and open science. We gain their insights on Canadian Neuroscience on the global scale to inform the future programmatic priorities of the CBRS. Key themes…

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Meeting with the Pan-Canadian Neurotechnology Ethics Collaboration (PCNEC) Group

2020-11-02

Participants: CBRS Secretariat Yves de Koninck, PhD, Professor, Laval University Judy Illes, CM, PhD, Professor, University of British Columbia Caroline Menard, PhD, Assistant Professor, Laval University Marianne Bacani, Events Director, University of British Columbia Caterina Marra, BSc, Research Assistant, University of British Columbia PCNEC Group Allison Bethune, Research Manager, Sunnybrook…

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Equity, Diversity and Inclusion (EDI) Meeting

2020-10-01

List of Meeting Participants Secretariat Yves de Koninck, PhD, Professor, Laval University Judy Illes, CM, PhD, Professor, University of British Columbia Caroline Menard, PhD, Assistant Professor, Laval University EDI Cluster John Douglas Crawford, PhD, Professor, York University Ravi S. Menon, PhD, FCAHS, FRSC, Professor, Western University Lisa M. Saksida, PhD,…

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CBRS Early Career Researcher Workshop 2

2020-09-02

List of Meeting Participants Program Leaders Dr. Yves de Koninck, Laval University Dr. Judy Illes, University of British Columbia Dr. Caroline Menard, Laval University Early Career Researchers Mark Brandon, McGill University Blake Butler, Western University Craig Chapman, University of Alberta Katrina Y. Choe, McMaster University Jonathon Ditlev, SickKids Jodi Edwards,…

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CBRS Early Career Researchers Workshop 1

2020-08-27

Meeting participants Program Leaders Dr. Yves de Koninck, Laval University Dr. Judy Illes, University of British Columbia Dr. Caroline Menard, Laval University   Dr. Rose Bagot, McGill University Dr. Corey Baron, Western University Dr. Mark Cembroski, University of British Columbia Dr. Annie Ciernia, University of British Columbia Dr. Tamara Franklin,…

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Meeting of CBRS Leadership & NHCC Governing Council

2020-08-24

Patient Engagement Strategy Planning meeting with NHCC Governing Council participants Michelle McDonald, NHCC chair Kent Bassett-Spiers, NHCC treasurer Bev Heim-Myers Stefanie Ince Susan Marshall, NHCC vice-chair Deanna Groetzinger, Staff CBRS Leadership participants Dr. Yves de Koninck, CBRS Chair Dr. Judy Illes, CBRS co-chair (first 30 minutes) Dr. Caroline Menard View…

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Meeting of CBRS leaders

2020-07-31

A meeting of Research leaders of CBRS was held virtually on July 30th, 2020. It was an opportunity to discuss and define the direction of the CBRS for the coming year. Meeting notes are available here List of Meeting Participants Program Leaders Yves de Koninck, PhD, Professor, Laval University Judy…

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$1.5 million to develop a Canadian brain research strategy

2020-06-18

Press release A pan-Canadian team of researchers has secured a $1.5 million grant from the Canadian Institutes of Health Research to develop a strategy to position the advancement of knowledge about the brain as a national research priority and support the creation of the Canadian Brain Research Strategy Network. This…

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Canada represented at International Brain Initiative Meeting in La Jolla

2018-11-02

Canada represented at International Brain Initiative Meeting in La Jolla

CBRS leader Yves De Koninck attended the International Brain Initiative Meeting in La Jolla California. Read about this meeting on the IBI website

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Consensus meeting of leaders of Canadian neuroscience institutes | Halifax

2018-09-15

Consensus meeting of leaders of Canadian neuroscience institutes | Halifax

Fourth meeting in Halifax (September 2018), bringing together representatives of neuroscience programs and major initiatives from coast to coast. The participants agreed on overarching programs to propose for CBRS and a path forward to engage the scientific community and stakeholders. Participants Chris Anderson (Neuroscience Program University of Manitoba) Jaideep Bains…

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2018 Canadian Federal Budget

2018-02-27

Federal budget 2018: Historical reinvestment in research Basic research Multidisciplinary research and international collaborative projects Read Progress: Supporting Canada’s researchers to build a more innovative economy

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Canada-wide Brain Research Strategy Development session at #CAN2017

2017-05-29

Canada-wide Brain Research Strategy Development session at #CAN2017

Broad consultation of the scientific community on the Canadian Brain Research Strategy. An online survey was launched on the Canadianbrain.ca website. An information and question & answer question session was organised at the 2017 Canadian neuroscience meeting View the event on the Canadian Association for Neuroscience website: Creating synergy to…

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Publication of the report from Canada’s Fundamental Science Review

2017-04-10

Publication of the report from  Canada’s Fundamental Science Review

Read the report here: http://sciencereview.ca/

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Canadian Brain Research Strategy first draft writing team

2017-02-15

Canadian Brain Research Strategy first draft writing team

A team of scientists worked together to elaborate a first draft of the Canadian Brain Research Strategy, establishing the scientific theme, the vision and mission, a set of guiding principles and major pillars. Participants: Chairs: Samuel Weiss Sheena Josselyn Executive working team: Lynn Raymond Glenda MacQueen Yves De Koninck Contributors:…

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Third CBRS workshop | Toronto

2016-11-15

Third CBRS workshop | Toronto

Third workshop in Toronto (November 2016) brought together leading researchers and representatives of Brain Canada, CIFAR, INMHA and the major CFREFS to identify prospective key components (e.g. grand challenges, major platforms) of a Canadian brain research strategy. Following the meeting, a team of scientists worked together to develop the first draft…

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Second CBRS workshop | Vancouver

2016-04-15

Second CBRS workshop | Vancouver

Canadian neuroscience leaders were gathered by Tony Phillips at a second workshop in Vancouver (April 2016), where discussions from the Montreal meeting were extended to include major research networks (including Chronic Pain, Chronic Diseases, Child Health and Neurodevelopment). They represent another distinguishing area of strength in Canadian research that CBRS can…

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2016 G Science Academies Statement on Brain Research

2016-04-11

Understanding, Protecting, and Developing Global Brain Resources A joint statement, issued by national science academies, calling on world leaders at annual G8 Summits to address some of the world’s greatest challenges through the use of science and technology.

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First CBRS workshop | Montreal

2015-10-15

First CBRS workshop | Montreal

The first workshop in Montreal (October 2015) where Canadian Neurosciences leaders were gathered by Tony Phillips and where he introduced the concept of a Canadian Initiative that would building on technological strengths (including genetics, neuroimaging, big data-AI and photonics) to establish national research infrastructure. Participants – October 2015 Jehannine Austin…

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