Seminars & Events

Saturday, April 20, 2024, 9:00-17:00
The uOttawa Brain and Mind Research Institute Program presents
Enhancing Access to Care: Breaking Boundaries Together. Helping People with Neurological Conditions and their Care Partners Navigate the Health Care System
Speaker: The Hon. Lisa Raitt, P.C. Vice-Chair, Global Investment Banking CIBC Capital Markets and Megan O’Connell Ph.D., R.D. Psych
Learn from our keynote speakers, uOBMRI experts and community organizations
Full program available on our website.
Location: RA CENTRE, Clarke Room 2451 Riverside Drive, Ottawa, ON, K1H 7X7

Free Registration is required - Lunch is Provided


Join Us to:

  • Learn how to navigate the health care system if you are someone living with a neurodegenerative condition or a care partner.
  • Hear from experts who will outline what services are available in our community and how to navigate the system.
  • Liaise one-on-one with community organizations who can offer resources, solutions and guidance.

All event details including program and registration can be found here:




Tuesday, May 14, 2024, 9:00-13:00
The uOttawa Brain and Mind Research Institute Program presents
The Blood-Brain Barrier in Health and Disease Mini Symposium
Speaker: Chenghua Gu, PhD Professor of Neurobiology HHMI Investigator, Harvard Medical School
Join us to hear form Dr. Chenghua Gu keynote and local experts
Program available soon
Location: Roger Guindon Hall, 451 Smyth Road, Ottawa
Room 2003

Registration is required and lunch will be provided - all details can be found here:

Join us to:

  • Hear from experts about the latest developments in cerebrovascular research.
  • Learn about the importance of the blood-brain barrier for brain and mind health.
  • Bridge basic and clinical sciences through applications centered around the blood-brain barrier as therapeutic target.

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 ( for more information about the research presented at OHRI seminars.