Due to the evolving and uncertain nature of the COVID-19 pandemic, and in the interest of the well being of our communities, the Neuroscience and Mental Health Institute has decided to cancel our public lecture on Thursday, March 19.

The University of Alberta is working closely with public health authorities and drawing on established best practices to protect the health, wellness and safety of our community.

Individuals who had previously registered for this event will be contacted once a new date has been set and be provided first access to sign up.

Maintain Your Brain: Keys to Brain Health

The Neuroscience Graduate Student Association invites you to attend a free public lecture where researchers explore tools you can use to help maintain a healthy brain. From sleep, to exercise, to social engagement, join us to learn about the latest research.


Featured Researchers:


"Rest Easy: The Whole Brain Benefits of Deep Sleep"

Brandon Hauer, PhD Candidate, Working at the Brain Rhythms Lab
Brandon Hauer is a PhD candidate in the Neuroscience and Mental Health Institute at the University of Alberta, co-supervised by Drs. Clayton Dickson and Silvia Pagliardini. His research interests are in network neurophysiology, specifically in how electrical activity in various memory-related brain structures is coordinated during sleep and sleep-like states, using a variety of cutting edge optical and pharmacological techniques.



"Activity to Maintain Your Brain"

Dr. Richard Camicioli, MD, Professor, Dept. of Medicine
Richard Camicioli is currently a Professor at the University of Alberta and Director of the Cognitive Neurology Program and co-director of the Movement Disorders Program. His major research interests relate to bio-fluid (including genetic), gait and neuro-imaging biomarkers associated with cognition and functional decline in aging and in Parkinson’s disease. His research team examines clinical, imaging and omic predictors of cognitive decline in aging and Parkinson's disease. His work focuses on MRI imaging and gait measures, as well as genetic and metabolomic predictors.



"Ageism on the Brain"

Dr. Sheree Kwong See, PhD, Professor, Dept. of Psychology
Sheree Kwong See is a Canadian expert on the psychology of aging and professor of psychology at the University of Alberta. She conducts research on cognitive aging and the development and impact of age stereotyping and ageism in real world contexts. She is also an award-winning instructor and administrator. She was appointed by the Government of Alberta to serve as the Alberta Seniors Advocate from 2016 to 2019.


This lecture is made possible thanks to support from these organizations:

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The Neuroscience and Mental Health Institute hosts several public lectures each year featuring a variety of neuroscience and/or mental health related topics. Stay tuned to this page for more information on the next upcoming lecture.