Satellite Meeting: Future Leaders in Canadian Brain Research Knowledge Exchange

Date: May 28, 2023

Location: Montreal Bonaventure Hotel

Organiser: Brain Canada Foundation

Brief description of event

The 16th Canadian Neuroscience Meeting in Montreal, Quebec, presents an ideal opportunity for Brain Canada to bring together researchers funded through one of its flagship programs – Future Leaders in Canadian Brain Research. Launched in 2019, this annual grant program, which is anchored by a lead gift from the Azrieli Foundation, provides funding at the most critical point in a researcher’s career and gives budding scientists the courage to dream big and be brilliant. Through this revolutionary funding model, Brain Canada is establishing Canada’s pipeline of future leaders, and laying a foundation of research excellence and innovation.

Three cohorts, 60 recipients, have been funded to date through the Future Leaders program. Brain Canada has also invited the 10 recipients of the 2018 Early Career Researchers Program, a pre-cursor to the Future Leaders program. At this satellite event, Brain Canada will be providing a forum for an in-person, half-day workshop comprised of three panels with nine presentations, as an opportunity to connect, network, and share updates on their research.

Brain Canada will also extend an invitation to the recipients of the 2021 Rising Stars Awards (, another capacity building Brain Canada-led program which aims to recognize the excellent research being conducted by graduate students, postdoctoral fellows, and residents in all fields spanning neuroscience.

To learn more:

Future Leaders Recipients –

Brain Canada is committed to excellence through equity, and will promote the expression of diverse perspectives, approaches, and experiences, including those of underrepresented groups. All early-career researchers attending the event will have an opportunity to express to Brain Canada whether they would like to present their research – the final agenda will be established by Brain Canada, taking into account EDI considerations, as well as representation from institutions across Canada and different research areas.