Several times a year, our researchers, clinicians, students and partners come together for educational conferences or fundraising initiatives.

Brain Health Awareness Week | October 19-23 2020

The 7th annual Brain Health Awareness Week will take place October 19th to 23rd, 2020.

Join the University of Ottawa Brain and Mind Research Institute (uOBMRI) as we virtually showcase exciting advancements in brain research from our talented members.

What is Brain Health Awareness Week?

Brain Health Awareness Week (BHAW) is a week-long, annual event in Ottawa, hosted by the University of Ottawa Brain and Mind Research Institute (uOBMRI), a world-class leader in neuroscience research and treatment of brain disorders.

Through public engagement, open discussions and knowledge promotion, BHAW aims to advance public awareness about brain health.

Please note:

All keynote sessions are presented in English.

Learn more here.

Brain and Health Research Day

Brain Health Research Day (BHRD) Update

After closely monitoring the situation with COVID-19 and under the advisement of the University of Ottawa, we have decided to postpone BHRD.
Given the uncertainty at this time but preferring to postpone as opposed to cancel, we will be looking to reschedule the event in December 2020. We would like to thank you for your support and will be connecting with you in the coming months with more details.

Read more about the Brain Health Research Day.

Educational events

With the goal to further collaborative research and learning into conditions that affect the brain and mind, the uOBMRI hosts a number of educational events throughout the year that are open to both internal and external audiences:

Please follow our Facebook page to stay updated on events with our Educational Partners.

Featured February Event:

What happens in our bodies when we are trying to live in a pandemic?  How do we keep going when we are exhausted, distracted, interrupted or fed-up?  Sometimes during times of stress, we forget that many can feel as we do and we may even believe that we are suffering or in pain due to some frailty or inability to cope.  Rarely do we give ourselves the chance to pause and look at what might be contributing to our stress.

You are invited to come listen, share and recharge with others as we explore these questions and learn how self-compassion can help us navigate these stressful times.

Come join Dr. Robin Beardsley in this 60-minute interactional workshop online using Zoom on Tuesday February 23, 2021, at 7pm. 


Register Now

Read more about Educational events.

Fundraising events

The uOBMRI and its partners host a variety of fundraising events throughout the year. A number of our important research discoveries would not be possible without the support of the community through these events.


Read more about Fundraising events.

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