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Healthy Brains for Healthy Lives/Cerveau en santé, vie en santé is a bold and ambitious initiative that unites McGill’s world-leading strengths in clinical and research neuroscience with pioneering work in neuroinformatics.

Long renowned as a leader in neuroscience, McGill is setting a new global standard for computationally intensive and interdisciplinary research on the brain, made possible with an $84 million investment from the Canada First Research Excellence Fund (CFREF). Healthy Brains for Healthy Lives (HBHL) seeks to improve the lives of Canadians by advancing understanding of how the individual brain functions in health and disease, throughout our lives.

Neurological disorders affect 1 in 10 Canadians of all ages. There is great urgency to identify and implement solutions that create healthier brains. Through innovative funding programs, exceptional people, and by focusing on four interconnected research themes, HBHL will transform how we view and treat the brain. Collaborating with educators and industry, HBHL will develop evidence-based programs that address the specific mental health and neurological challenges of Canadians and promote healthy living through supportive environments.

Upcoming HBHL events

The neuroscience of persuasion and effective public speaking

Tuesday, October 23 from 6:30-8:00pm
Bell Room, Montreal Neurological Institute

Want to feel more confident while presenting, or make your presentations more interesting? In this HBHL-SKILLSETS workshop, Psychiatry PhD candidate Jay Olson will cover the communication skills necessary to give an effective presentation. The workshop will focus on the psychological and neural mechanisms that allow speakers to engage and persuade their audiences, and will include academic discussions as well as practical applications.

More info and registration

 

2019 HBHL Symposium & Research Day 

Thursday, May 2 & Friday, May 3, 2019
Jeanne Timmins Auditorium, Montreal Neurological Institute & McGill's New Residence Hall 

HBHL is pleased to announce the dates for the 2019 Symposium and Research Day. These two flagship events will showcase McGill researchers and trainees whose work is shedding new light on the functioning of the brain in health, and how we can improve the quality of life for those who suffer from brain and mental health diseases. Stay tuned for more information and registration details.