The Brain and Mental Health research strategy is led by the Hotchkiss Brain Institute (HBI), an internationally recognized centre of excellence in brain and mental health research and education, operating within the Cumming School of Medicine and fully engaged with the city of Calgary. At the HBI, 750 scientists, clinician-scientists, trainees, research and professional staff work together to achieve the Institute’s mission to inspire discovery and apply knowledge towards innovative solutions for neurological and mental health disorders.
More than 200 researchers from across the University of Calgary are engaged in brain and mental health research. This includes investigators from the Faculties of Arts, Kinesiology, Nursing, Science, Social Work, and Veterinary Medicine; the Cumming School of Medicine; the Schulich School of Engineering; the Werklund School of Education and others.
The confederation of scholars includes more than 30 endowed chairs and professorships—prominent research positions established to elevate critical areas of brain research via support from the philanthropic community and external organizations.
More than 300 trainees including undergraduate students, graduate students and postdoctoral fellows also contribute to brain and mental health research at the university in significant ways.
Partners who contribute essential resources to the implementation of the Brain and Mental Health research strategy include: