BRC researchers are exploring complex connections in the brain and spinal cord, and how they enable us to see, learn, remember, move, and adapt.
Our scientists and clinicians are developing new therapies designed to prevent, minimize and reverse neurological damage caused by injury and disease.
BRC Areas of Research Focus
BRC defines areas of research focus
In the weeks leading up to the 2014 BRC Research & Poster Day, BRC members discussed current and emerging strengths in the local neuroscience community, with the goal of identifying key areas of strategic research focus for the future. Defining these areas provides direction and momentum for multi-disciplinary research groups to make discoveries and lead advances in the understanding, diagnosis, treatment and prevention of brain diseases.
On the BRC research day in December 2014, a representative of each research group shared key developments in the following areas: aging, epilepsy, multiple sclerosis, neurodegenerative disorders, neurodevelopment, and stroke.
BRC Research & Poster Day 2014
BRC Poster Day Draws Enthusiastic Crowd
A strong turnout and sense of enthusiasm filled the room at the Life Sciences Research Institute on December 16, for the BRC’s 3rd Annual Research and Poster Day. The assembled crowd of scientists, clinicians, trainees and community members learned about wide-ranging new developments in neuroscience research at Dalhousie University and Nova Scotia, including an overview of recently defined areas of research focus, and of such new initiatives as Nova Scotia's provincial dementia strategy and the Brain Injury Transition House.
The day wrapped up with a poster display/competition, buffet, and keynote address by Dr. Donald Stuss, President & Scientific Director of the Ontario Brain Institute.
Call for Submissions
Brain Repair Centre 2015 Grants
Deadline, February 2, 2015
QEII Foundation-BRC Discovery Grant: This new program will award one grant up to $25,000 over one year to the winning proposal by a BRC member seeking answers to a clinically relevant neuroscience question. Download the BRC-D call for submissions.
BRC Knowledge Translation (BRC-KT) Grant: This program will award up to three one-year grants in the $5,000 to $30,000 range to research projects that aim to advance discoveries and inventions toward commercializable technologies. Download the BRC-KT call for submissions.
BRC Research, Dissemination & Commercialization (BRC-RD&C) Grant: This program will award up to three grants in the $5,000 to $10,000 range to support events/meetings that contribute to the dissemination, exchange and commercialization of research aimed at improving brain health and/or neurological outcomes. Download the BRC-RD&C call for submissions.
For a more detailed overview of the grant programs and submission process, download this summary.