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Montréal’s flagship AI and Neuroscience conference is nerve central for both disciplines

The Montreal Artificial Intelligence and Neuroscience (MAIN) conference will kick off on Sunday, December 9, with two days of lectures followed by a two-day programming workshop. Now in its second year, the gathering attracts researchers working at the intersection of AI and Neuroscience in dynamic and interconnected Montreal-based hubs. HBHL caught up with co-organizer Dr....

Published: 6 Dec 2018

Neuroscience partnership supports the development of a new drug-screening protocol to accelerate the search for effective therapies

Genes run just about everything that happens in our bodies, including how proteins behave in the brain. Too little or too much of a particular protein can cause some of the most devastating neurological diseases and disorders.

Published: 5 Dec 2018

Two brains prove better than one in the inaugural round of the McGill-Western Collaboration Grant program

The first round of the McGill-Western Collaboration Grant awards was announced today, showcasing the unique research partnership between Western University’s BrainsCAN and McGill University’s Healthy Brains for Healthy Lives (HBHL) initiative....

Published: 22 Nov 2018

HBHL welcomes Denis Leclerc as Managing Director and CEO

Healthy Brains for Healthy Lives (HBHL) is pleased to announce the appointment of Denis Leclerc, Managing Director and CEO. 

Published: 31 Oct 2018

The science of persuasive public speaking

Jay Olson, a McGill PhD candidate in Psychiatry, makes public speaking look easy, but with some training and a few tips from neuroscience and psychology, anyone can improve their presentation skills.

Students packed the de Grandpré Communications Centre at The Neuro on Tuesday, October 23, for “The neuroscience of persuasion and effective public speaking”, a HBHL-SKILLSETS workshop led by Olson, who won McGill’s 2018 Three-Minute Thesis Competition.

Published: 25 Oct 2018

Healthy Brains for Healthy Lives launches second round of the Innovative Ideas competition

Healthy Brains for Healthy Lives (HBHL) is pleased to announce the second round of its Innovative Ideas competition. The Innovative Ideas Program supports the exploration of novel ideas with the potential for breakthrough science. At least 8 projects will be awarded up to $200,000 over 2 years.

The deadline for submitting a Letter of Intent (LOI) is November 23, 2018, 5:00 pm EST

Published: 22 Oct 2018

Workshop prepares young researchers to be smart users of machine learning tools

Young scientists in the field of cognitive neuroscience got expert guidance and hands-on training in machine learning at a workshop organized by Healthy Brains for Healthy Lives (HBHL) and the McGill Centre for Integrative Neuroscience (MCIN), from October 15 to 17.

Lesson number one: Beware of the buzz.

Published: 19 Oct 2018

MEDTEQ and HBHL join forces to simplify and accelerate the commercialization of innovative medical technologies in neuroscience

The Consortium for Industrial Research and Innovation in Medical Technologies, MEDTEQ, and the Healthy Brains for Healthy Lives (HBHL) initiative of McGill University are pleased to announce a joint agreement that will harmonize the process of developing research and innovation projects related to medical technologies....

Published: 3 Oct 2018

Carriers at higher risk of developing neurodegenerative disease

A team of Canadian scientists, including researchers at the Montreal Neurological Institute and Hospital (The Neuro), has discovered the first French-Canadian founder mutation gene linked to synucleinopathies, a group of neurodegenerative diseases that includes Parkinson’s disease (PD), dementia with Lewy-Bodies (DLB) and multiple system atrophy (MSA).

Published: 2 Oct 2018

Healthy Brains for Healthy Lives Launches New Postdoctoral Fellowship Competition

Healthy Brains for Healthy Lives (HBHL), in conjunction with Graduate and Postdoctoral Studies (GPS), is pleased to announce the launch of its Postdoctoral Fellowship Competition.

Published: 20 Sep 2018

Welcoming the 2018-2019 HBHL Trainee Committee

As part of its goal to train and support young researchers in neuroscience, Healthy Brains for Healthy Lives (HBHL) provides an opportunity for graduate students and postdoctoral fellows who received HBHL funding to participate in the HBHL Trainee Committee....

Published: 19 Sep 2018

Information session on new MEDTEQ-HBHL funding opportunities

September 13, 2018, 10-11:30 Grand Pré Communications Centre, Montreal Neurological Institute


Published: 30 Aug 2018

Job opportunity: Western Medical Innovation Fellowship

The Medical Innovation Fellowship program at Western University has one position available specifically for a McGill PhD graduate or postdoctoral fellow with experience in neuroscience. This is a great opportunity to learn about the world of medical innovation, and get hands-on product development training!

Published: 5 Jun 2018

A successful inaugural HBHL Research Day and Symposium

The inaugural Healthy Brains for Healthy Lives (HBHL) Research Day and Symposium took place on May 9 and 10, 2018. We welcomed over 280 participants to Research Day and 380 to the Symposium.

Published: 15 May 2018

HBHL and Mitacs partner to offer international research opportunities for students

As part of the HBHL-Mitacs partnership, a special joint initiative has been organized to send students from McGill University to Chinese and Japanese academic institutions, and bring in students from these international universities to McGill.  This is part of Mitacs' Globalink Research Awards program....

Published: 6 Apr 2018