Largest-ever University Research Grant to Reduce Burden of Brain Disorders

ResearchWestern University’s BrainsCAN initiative received a $66-million investment from the Canada First Research Excellence Fund – the largest research grant in the University’s history. It provided a major boost to the ongoing research in cognitive neuroscience and imaging at Schulich Medicine & Dentistry and Robarts Research Institute, as well as the Brain & Mind Institute, and the faculties of Social Science, Science, Health Sciences, Engineering, Arts & Humanities, and the Ivey Business School at Western. BrainsCAN’s goal is to reduce the burden of brain disorders, which affect nearly 3.6 million Canadians, diminishing quality of life and creating an enormous burden on society and the health care system.