Together, we will discover breakthroughs in brain and mental health
We are unlocking mysteries in the way brains work. Doing so will improve millions of people’s lives.
Brain disorders are a growing concern. One in three Canadians will be affected by a brain or nervous system disorder or injury in their lifetime. Depression, stroke, multiple sclerosis and dementia are just a few of the afflictions that are already having a devastating impact in our communities.
The complexity of brain disorders calls for the energy, experience and ingenuity of a sophisticated team. We are meeting the challenge. Our fresh approaches yield groundbreaking discoveries.
Led by the Hotchkiss Brain Institute, the University of Calgary has more than 200 researchers engaged in brain and mental health research. Our breakthroughs are showing results in prevention, diagnosis and treatment.
Together, we will create new pathways into brain and mental health.
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Fostering community connections
We are fueling the next 50 years of brain research and creating healthier communities with key partnerships.
The Brain and Mental Health initiative at the University of Calgary is fully integrating with the Calgary community in the area of brain and mental health research.
We are establishing a research chair in the community at the Wood’s Homes Children’s Mental Health Centre and engaging members of the public as participants in clinical trials and studies.
We are addressing the burden brain and mental issues can place on us all.
Training the new recruits for the front lines of care
With one in three Canadians experiencing a mental health issue in their lifetime, we’re working with local organizations to get more help on the front lines. Partnerships with community organizations provide students with vital practicum placements.
One organization is the Calgary Counselling Centre, where Faculty of Social Work students work one-on-one with members of the community with their mental health needs, preparing our students to become the next generation of social workers. In turn, the community acts as a living laboratory to help advance practices for care and treatment, improving the lives of all Canadians.