Gustavo Turecki named Canada Research Chair in Major Depressive Disorder and Suicide (Tier 1)

Congratulations to Gustavo Turecki, recently named Canada Research Chair in Major Depressive Disorder and Suicide (Tier 1). CRCs are granted to outstanding researchers acknowledged by their peers as world leaders in their fields. The CRC program was created to enable Canadian universities to attract and retain established and emerging world-class researchers.

View the full list of new and renewed CRC on the Canada Research Chairs website.

Naguib Mechawar receives a research grant from the American Foundation for Suicide Prevention

Congratulations to Naguib Mechawar, who received a $100,000 research grant from the American Foundation for Suicide Prevention.  This research grant aims to determine if early life adversity affects white matter development in the brain in a way that increases suicide risk.  This research could lead to the identification of potential brain targets for suicide prevention.

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Gustavo Turecki wins the Léo-Pariseau prize from ACFAS

2016 ACFAS prize winnersGustavo Turecki was recently awarded the Léo-Pariseau prize for biological and health sciences by the Association francophone pour le savoir, ACFAS.
This prize is awarded yearly to a researcher to highlight the excellence and impact of his work and actions in the area of biological or health sciences.

The Association francophone pour le savoir – Acfas is a not-for-profit organisation that contributes to the advancement of science in Quebec and in the French-speaking Canada.

Learn more about the winners of the 2016 ACFAS prizes (including Dr. Turecki) on the ACFAS website :

Gustavo Turecki – new Chair of the CIHR Advisory Board on Research Excellence, Policy and Ethics

Gustavo Turecki is one of five chairs of the CIHR new Institutes Advisory Boards recently nominated by the Canadian Institutes of Health Research. The CIHR Nominating and Governance Committee followed a transparent, fair and merit-based process to duly review the profiles of 453 applicants for the 5 positions and identified the candidates who embodied the highest standards of excellence across biomedical sciences, clinical research, health services and policy, and population and public health, and who had the necessary experience and leadership skills to chair these new advisory bodies.
Congratulation to Gustavo on this nomination!