Seminars & Events

Friday, May 21, 2021, 13:00-15:00
The uOttawa Brain and Mind Research Institute Program presents
The uOBMRI Presents: The Gut-Brain Axis
Speaker: Keynote Lecture: Liping Zhao, PhD - “Ecological Understanding of the Causative Role of Gut Microbiota in Human Health and Diseases”
Professor, Eveleigh-Fenton Chair of Applied Microbiology
Department of Biochemistry and Microbiology
School of Environmental and Biological Sciences
Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey
New Jersey Institute for Food, Nutrition and Health
Location: Via ZOOM - Registration required - view poster for link

Other speakers include (view program attached for details):

Alain Stinzi, PhD
“The Role of the Gut Microbiota in Chronic Diseases.”

Nafissa Ismail, PhD
“Sex-Specific Effects of Probiotics in Stress-Induced Depression and
Anxiety-Like Behaviors.”

Marie-Claude Audet, PhD
“Could Stressing Gut Microbes Affect Mental Health?”

Wednesday, May 26, 2021, 12:00-13:00
The Clinical Epidemiology Program presents
Advancing equity, diversity & inclusion in research
Speaker: Dr. Cassandra Gould van Praag & Mr. Leslie Chan
see attachment for speaker details
Location: The link to register for the free virtual session is:

Centre for Journalology 2021 Speaker Series:  

This session will discuss how to better embed EDI in research and in research systems.


The link to register for the free virtual session is:

For more information please contact: Kelly Cobey
Friday, May 28, 2021, 14:00-15:30
The uOttawa Brain and Mind Research Institute Program presents
TEA TIME WITH THE DOCS: Discover the Power of Your Brain
Speaker: TEA TIME WITH THE DOCS: Discover the Power of Your Brain
Location: see attached poster for details

 Featuring talks by:

Maximizing Your Brain POWER to Prevent Dementia
Antoine Hakim, MD, PhD and Amy Hsu, PhD

Understanding Your Cognitive POWER and Multiple Sclerosis
Mark Freedman, MD and Lisa Walker, PhD

The POWER of Optimizing Activity to Maximize Concussion Treatment
Andrée-Anne Ledoux, PhD and Roger Zemek, MD

How Exercise POWERS the Muscle and the Brain
Natalia Jaworska, PhD and Hanns Lochmüller, MD, PhD

The POWER to Prevent and Treat Stroke
Dar Dowlatshahi, MD and Baptiste Lacoste, PhD

Registration Required - please see attached poster for details

Friday, May 28, 2021, 14:30-15:30
The Parkinson Research Consortium Program presents
“Elucidating the Endogenous Distribution, Topography and Cells-of-Origin of a-Synuclein”
Speaker: Zoe Fisk
Awarded the Toth Family Fellowship 2020
From the lab of Dr. Max Rousseaux
Location: MS Teams - Link can be found on the attached poster
Thursday, June 10, 2021, 9:00-16:00
The uOttawa Brain and Mind Research Institute Program presents
Speaker: Keynote: Catherine Jensen Peña, PhD - "Early Life Stress Primes Sensitivity to Future Stress: from Epigenetics to Engrams"
Assistant Professor Princeton Neuroscience Institute
Location: June 10 | 9:00am-12:45pm AND June 11 | 9:00am-4:00pm
ZOOM link to come - Registration required. Contact for more info.


Virtually hosted by the uOBMRI and the Neuroscience and Mental Health Trainee Network (NeuMe-TN)

Registration is now OPEN! - Deadline for registration is June 4, 2021

TRAINEES: CALL FOR ABSTRACTS - Submit an abstract for an opportunity to be published in the uOttawa Journal of Medicine (UOJM). Please note that trainees must be judged at the poster session to be considered for publication and that space will be limited. There will also be opportunities to present your most exciting work in a 20 min. oral presentation.

Deadline for abstract submission is May 12, 2021

LINKS can be found on the attached poster or contact   

Please note that OHRI seminars are open to all members of OHRI and partner institutions. Members of the general public are asked to contact the communications office (613-737-8899 x 73325; for more information about the research presented at OHRI seminars.