The Canadian Association for Neuroscience is proud to announce Dr. Shayna Rosenbaum, from York University, will receive the CAN 2013 Young Investigator Award at the opening ceremony of the upcoming Annual meeting in Toronto, on May 21.
Read Dr. Shayna Rosenbaum's profile and find representative publications on the 2013 Award page.
Brain Canada is pleased to launch a consultation with the research community, research institutions and potential funding partners, about its planned Platform Support Grants (PSGs), intended to contribute to the operating costs of national or regional research platforms that serve large numbers of researchers in the neurosciences. Brain Canada intends that the PSGs will make possible the coordination and linking of existing local, provincial, or regional infrastructure into a national platform
Read more on the Brain Canada website
Visit our new Funding Opportunities webpage.
The page currently features new funding opportunities from :
The W. Garfield Weston Foundation, and
Air Canada and United Airlines have recently announced they will no longer transport non human primates used for research. Many neuroscientists studying to understand and find cures for diseases such as schizophrenia, Parkinson’s disease and Alzheimer’s disease, will be affected by this decision. Alternative ways of transport, by land or sea, are more taxing on animals.
Use these links to contact Air Canada and United Airlines (via the SfN) CEOs to urge them to reconsider their position on this important issue.
Animal research is important and closely regulated in Canada – Learn more about it on the CCAC website.
“What we’re best at in Canada is coming up with new ideas.” -David Kaplan
The Globe and Mail recently featured a story about current innovations in Neuroscience Research. Read "A Big Brainstorm is underway in Neuroscience", by Ivan Semeniuk, in the Globe and Mail (includes interviews with CAN members David Kaplan, Tim Murphy and Yves De Koninck).
On the CBC, Henry Friensen Prize winner Marc Tessier Lavigne
was interviewed by host Paul Kennedy of Ideas.
Listen to Building Brains.
The Canadian Association for Neuroscience wishes to congratulate the many Canadian neuroscientists who received important national or international awards or distinctions in 2012, including:
• New fellows of the American Association for the Advancement of Science, of the
• Royal Society of Canada and of the
• Royal Society of London.
• Howard Hughes Medical Institute Senior International Research Scholar
• Margolese Neuroscience Prize
• and more
View list of awards and recipients
Sam David, President of the Canadian Association for Neuroscience, has given a feature interview for the magazine International Innovation.
"International Innovation is the leading global dissemination resource for the wider scientific, technology and research communities, dedicated to disseminating the latest science, research and technological innovations on a global level. More information and a complimentary subscription offer to the publication can be found here"
CAN has contributed an editorial for a Neuroscience supplement that was published with the National Post on August 28th.
This article highlights the importance of neuroscience research in Canada, and the necessity to ensure its proper funding. Follow this link to view a pdf version of the document.
Research opens door to new drug therapies for Parkinson’s disease
McGill University researchers have unlocked a new door to developing drugs to slow the progression of Parkinson’s disease. Collaborating teams led by Dr. Edward A. Fon at the Montreal Neurological Institute and Hospital -The Neuro, and Dr. Kalle Gehring in the Department of Biochemistry at the Faculty of Medicine, have discovered the three-dimensional structure of the protein Parkin. +++ »
Nature paper: Discovery of a region of the brain that allows the mouse to coordinate breathing and whisking
Mice explore their environment by sniffing and whisking more than 700 times per minute. These motor commands must be perfectly synchronized in the brain. +++ »
A team of researchers at the University of Calgary’s Hotchkiss Brain Institute (HBI) have discovered that adult brain cell production might be determined, in part, by the early parental environment. The study suggests that dual parenting may be more beneficial than single parenting. +++ »
Dr. Tomáš Paus, Professor of Psychology and Psychiatry at the University of Toronto and Senior Scientist at The Rotman Research Institute has published a new reference book entitled “Population Neuroscience”, a topic he presented in the Presidential lecture at the 2012 Canadian Neuroscience Meeting in Vancouver. +++ »
A new study reveals what happens in our brain when we decide to purchase a piece of music when we hear it for the first time. The study, conducted at the Montreal Neurological Institute and Hospital – The Neuro, McGill University and published in the journal Science on April 12, pinpoints the specific brain activity that makes new music rewarding and predicts the decision to purchase music. +++ »
Discovering key spinal cord circuits – Professor and neurosurgeon Dr. Rob Brownstone and postdoctoral fellow Dr. Tuan Bui have identified the spinal cord circuit that controls the hands’ ability to grasp.
The world’s leading neuroscience journal, Neuron, published the breakthrough finding in its latest issue. +++ »