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 Shares New Developments at Networking Event
More than 50 members of the local life sciences, business and research/
economic development communities came together at a Brain Repair Centre-hosted even in October 2013—to get to know each other better and to learn about recent developments at the BRC.
In addition to researchers, trainees and representatives from such organizations as the Nova Scotia Department of Economic and Rural Development & Tourism, Dalhousie Industry Liaison & Innovation, BioNova, the gathering welcomed representatives of the Canadian Paraplegic Association and ALS Society.
BRC director Dr. Vic Rafuse shared significant highlights from the neuroscience community in the past year, while BRC Knowledge Translation Grant recipients Drs. Ying Zhang, Sultan Darvesh and Alan Fine spoke about progress on their commercialization projects.
View the full article for more information about new developments at the BRC.
Scotiabank pledges $20K to Brain Repair Centre
Scotiabank is supporting brain repair research and innovation in Atlantic Canada. The bank has made a $20,000 gift to the Brain Repair Centre, which will be used to establish the Scotiabank-Brain Repair Centre Research, Dissemination and Commercialization Grant Program. These grants will support meetings that contribute to the dissemination, exchange and commercialization of research aimed at improving neurological health outcomes.
“This is a very important grant program that enables our neuroscience researchers to host international meetings right here in Halifax,” says BRC Director Dr. Vic Rafuse. “Such international meetings are the lifeblood of research and innovation, as they are where information is shared and new ideas and partnerships are born. We’re fortunate to have a strong corporate partner like Scotiabank supporting these meetings.” Read full story
Brain Repair Centre Research and Poster Day
The BRC annual research and poster day is set for Thursday, December 12 from 1 to 5 p.m. in the third-floor theatre of the Life Sciences Research Institute (LSRI). Join us for lively panel discussions involving researchers, industry and association represent-
atives. These will be followed by a wine and cheese reception and poster display in the LSRI atrium from 5 to 7 p.m.
See our line-up of panel discussions and mark your calendars for December 12! Meet some of our panelists
JOURNAL CLUB MEETING: The Atlantic Mobility Action Project Journal Club is meeting at 12:30 p.m. on Tuesday, December 10 in the third-floor boardroom of the Life Sciences Research Institute. Learn more about this journal club and access the discussion paper.