uCalgary opens dementia research centre

June 12, 2015

Researchers at the University of Calgary studying dementia, stroke, Alzheimer’s disease, and Parkinson’s disease moved into a new, state-of-the-art facility on Wednesday. The 12,000-square-foot space, made possible by a $6 M donation to the Hotchkiss Brain Institute from the Ronald and Irene Ward Foundation, will be located adjacent to the Foothills Medical Centre. “Many people can have more than one of these diseases at the same time. So by putting people with specialties in these different areas together we can collaborate and understand and share information and potentially make a lot more progress,” said Eric Smith, a professor in uCalgary’s Department of Clinical Neurosciences. uCalgary News | CBC