Campus Alberta Neuroscience (CAN) was established by the Alberta neuroscience community in 2012, with support from the Government of Alberta, to accelerate understanding of the brain and improve brain health through collaboration, develop the province as a centre of neuroscience excellence and to improve the quality of people’s lives in Alberta and beyond.
Alberta has three strong university centres for neuroscience who work in partnership to form Campus Alberta Neuroscience (CAN):
· Calgary’s Hotchkiss Brain Institute (HBI)
· Edmonton’s Neuroscience and Mental Health Institute (NMHI)
· Lethbridge’s Canadian Centre for Behavioral Neuroscience (CCBN).
Campus Alberta Neuroscience currently works in the areas of Computational Neuroscience, Depression, Healthy Brain Aging and Dementia, Multiple Sclerosis, Nervous System Injury, Neuroimaging, as well as the intersections of Pain, Opioids, and Cannabis.
Our network helps accelerate new research advances, both of pure discovery and those with the potential for translation into new products and protocols. We aim to help make Alberta the world’s premier destination for brain scientists. Together, our organization and partners push towards creating new ways for students, researchers, and industry to work, learn, and innovate collaboratively.