Home to Canada’s foremost behavioural neuroscience department and the Canadian Centre for Behavioural Neuroscience (CCBN), uLethbridge is proud to take part in Brain Awareness Week March 15-19, a worldwide celebration highlighting advances in understanding the brain and its impact on overall health. Stay tuned throughout the week as we share stories and celebrate the success of uLethbridge researchers, students and community partners who are making significant advances in brain science and raising awareness and support for ongoing research.

Did you know?

uLethbridge was the first to establish a neuroscience department in Canada, and the first in the country to offer degrees at all levels as an official department.

U of L professors, Drs. Bryan Kolb and Ian Whishaw, were among the founders of behavioural neuroscience. Their Fundamentals of Human Neuropsychology (1980) was the first text to bring a comprehensive introduction to contemporary human neuropsychology to the classroom. This book is said to have defined the field of neuropsychology.

uLethbridge is home to the world's only transgenerational stress cohort of rats spanning five aging generations. This work has helped to investigate the transgenerational origins of health and disease.

Dr. Gerlinde Metz was the first to systematically investigate the impact of stress on motor function and diseases of the motor system.

The Iwaniuk lab within the department has Canada's only comparative brain collection with over 180 species of birds and mammals from around the world. This is also one of the largest animal brain collections in the world.

Dr. Majid Mohajerani has created a state-of-the-art optical imaging facility.

Researchers in Neuroscience are collaborating with researchers in Biochemistry to study Alzheimer's Disease. Together, they are examining the disease from many different perspectives and are working together to tackle the problem from many different levels, with the ultimate goal to find a cure to this disease.

uLethbridge is home to innovation, discovery and new start-up ventures. Tech startup, Reverb Robotics, develops artificial intelligence for assistive robotics. Neurocage Systems applies AI and sensor combinations to monitor animals for improved husbandry, research, drug development and livestock management.

Learn more about the neuroscience research at uLethbridge.