Mark Brandon obtains a Brain Canada Future Leaders in Canadian Brain Research Award

Congratulations to Mark Brandon for receiving a Brain Canada Future Leaders in Canadian Brain Research Award! He is one of 20 awardees across Canada to receive this $100,000 award aimed at enabling paradigm-changing research of the brain to improve the lives of all Canadians.

“The program supports early-career investigators at a critical point in their professional development, so they can pursue new lines of research and gather data that will allow them to obtain further funding on the path to a sustainable independent research position,” says Brain Canada President and CEO Dr. Viviane Poupon. “This program really is helping to build the next generation of brain science leaders in Canada.”

Funding for the Future Leaders in Canadian Brain Research program has been provided by Health Canada, through the Canada Brain Research Fund. Since 2011, Brain Canada has had a major partnership with the Government of Canada, via Health Canada, which has contributed $120 million to match funds from Brain Canada’s private and non-federal partners and dedicated a further $40M over two years starting in 2020-21.

More information on the six McGill awardees available from the McGill Reporter.