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

Brain Health Awareness Week

Brain Health Awareness Week - missed out on this year's line up? Catch up now on our official Youtube Channel here.  

Brain and Health Research Day

The Brain Health Research Day brings together the broad research community of the University of Ottawa Brain and Mind Research Institute (uOBMRI). The day features a keynote address from a world-renowned leader in brain health, speakers from our various partners, trainee posters presentations, as well as highlights and updates from the uOBMRI.

Brain Health Research Day is one step in bringing together researchers, clinicians and students with a shared goal to create one of the world's top centres for neuroscience and the treatment of brain disorders.

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 Event:


This one-day conference is designed for researchers, scholars, physicians, students and other health care professionals with an interest in mindfulness and contemplative studies. By attending this conference, the participant will gain knowledge of the role of these philosophies and practices in understanding integrative oncology interventions, conscious aging, death and dying, and self-transcendence. The therapeutic potentials of yoga, research of contemplative practices in palliative care and concepts of self-transcendence within various spiritual traditions will be explored. Participants will hear keynote speaker, Dr. Linda Carlson on mindfulness based interventions for cancer patients and survivors and a talk from bhikkhu Ajahn Viradhammo on transcendence and wellbeing.

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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.

Featured Event: 


The University of Ottawa Brain and Mind Research Institute (uOBMRI) invites you to the second annual March for Concussion event, an educational fundraiser focused on raising awareness and funds to improve the lives and care of concussion patients.

Major challenges for patients include timely access to care, predicting whether injury will lead to substantial deficits, and under-standing of when activity can be resumed. In order to combat these challenges face-on, the uOBMRI facilitates and funds an innovative network of researchers and projects and your support is needed to help us make a change.

Join us March 30, 2019 to show your support for our second annual March for Concussion! Click here to register.

Walk | Learn | Let's Conquer Concussion

Did you know that 100% of all donations to the uOBMRI are directed to the research?

Join us in fundraising for concussion research by supporting our March for Concussion 2019 campaign. For every $100 you collect in pledges, you will automatically receive 5 entries into our prize raffle. Stay tuned as we reveal our list of prizes-with multiple prizes to choose from!

Please note that if you are interested in bringing a caregiver to this event, please contact Victoria at directly for registration.

Read more about Fundraising events.

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