uOttawa looking to expand brain research institute

February 4, 2014

The University of Ottawa is hoping to grow its Brain and Mind Research Institute, which launched 2 years ago as a virtual centre to connect 150 neuroscientists working across the city. “The hope is this will grow and identify Ottawa as being a world leader in this field,” says Founding Director Antoine Hakim. Hakim envisions a time when the institute “takes physical shape and plays a role not only in bringing together researchers and expanding the work done, but helping the public and policy-makers better understand how to promote brain health and healthy aging brains and limit some of the costs.” Ottawa Citizen