Stakeholder News

Recent updates, upcoming events, policy posts, and relevant publications from stakeholders of the Canadian Brain Research Strategy.

Share your lived experience to inform the Canadian Brain Research Strategy The Canadian Brain Research Strategy (CBRS) is looking for 30-40 people with lived experience with brain conditions to include their feedback into the development of the strategy. CBRS and its partners recommend that Canada establish a national brain research Read more
The Neurological Health Charities Canada (NHCC) is a coalition of organizations that represent millions of Canadians living with neurological diseases, disorders and injuries. The NHCC is a key long-term partner of CBRS in engaging with patients and ensuring representation as we build a collective vision for brain research and societal Read more
On October 12th, the European Parliament’s Panel for the Future of Science and Technology (STOA) and the International Brain Initiative (IBI) will be hosting a workshop to discuss the future of international neuroscience collaborations. Incoming Chair of the IBI Strategy Committee and CBRS Chair of the Steering Committee, Yves De Koninck, is set Read more
Neuroscience-AI is one of six transformative initiatives in the emerging Canadian strategy for brain research.  CBRS is pleased to announce that we will be hosting a Q&A session at the first annual Canadian Symposium for Computation on October 27th, 2021 at 10am PT / 1pm ET titled “A Framework for Read more
Brain initiative
John Ngai, Ph.D. Director of the NIH BRAIN Initiative recently shared the following news: The recently authorized Omnibus Appropriations Bill for fiscal year 2021 provides $42.9 billion for NIH, an increase of $1.25 billion (or 1.5%) above fiscal year 2020. This appropriation includes $560 million for the NIH BRAIN Initiative, Read more
Julie Payette, Rémi Quirion
At the recent GGconversations episode (September 24, 2020), Her Excellency the Right Honourable Governor General Julie Payette and Quebec’s Chief Scientist, Dr. Rémi Quirion, take a live question from Dr. Judy Illes on team science and discuss the importance of interdisciplinarity. Are we doing enough, team science, to leverage Canada's strength and highlight them to Read more