Q&A With Dr. Turecki: Managing Stress During the COVID-19 Crisis

Stress and anxiety are very common during these difficult times. Here are some tips from the MGSS Director, Dr. Gustavo Turecki, MD. PhD. “Take a step back and establish a routine within this new reality, don’t forget to exercise and take a break from news if the need arises. Avoid negative thoughts and focus on activities that keep you in a positive mood.”

The MGSS hit the slopes for their annual ski day!

Healthy body = healthy mind, as the saying goes. The MGSS took the day off on Monday to enjoy the beautiful weather with a day of skiing and snowboard at Mount Sutton.

January 29th 2020 was #BellLetsTalk Day

For each view of the Bell Let’s Talk Day video, Bell donated 5¢ towards Canadian mental health initiatives. When it comes to mental health, every action counts.

Congratulations to Daniel Almeida, named among Forbes’ 30 Under 30!

On Dec. 3, 2019, Forbes released their annual 30 under 30 list. Congratulations to Daniel Almeida, who was cited in the Science Category! Daniel is a PhD student in Dr. Gustavo Turecki’s lab, and works on molecular changes in postmortem brain samples of individuals who have experienced child abuse. Congratulations Daniel!

Congratulations to Daniel Almeida, recipient of a Jury Prize and the People’s Choice 2019 from the Science Exposed Contest (NSERC and Afcas)

La reazione nera (The black reaction) ” In 1873, Camillo Golgi published his discovery of the “black reaction” (reazione nera), a stain that would allow him and other early neuroscientists to understand the structural organization of the nervous system. Nearly 150 years later, it remains unclear why some neurons are beautifully stained by the black reaction while others are left without a trace. Yet, it is because of this selective staining that neuroscientists can visualize and trace, in precise detail, the structure of individual neurons. This image is of a post-mortem human brain section stained by the black reaction. Our… Read More »Congratulations to Daniel Almeida, recipient of a Jury Prize and the People’s Choice 2019 from the Science Exposed Contest (NSERC and Afcas)

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Gustavo Turecki awarded Margolese National Brain Disorders Prize

On July 16, 2019, the Faculty of Medicine of the University of British Columbia announced that it was awarding Gustavo Turecki, MD, PhD, the prestigious Margolese National Brain Disorders Prize, an honour bestowed upon Canadian physicians or scientists who make outstanding contributions to the treatment, amelioration, or cure of brain disorders. Among other criteria, an important factor considered is “the candidate’s impact on policy and practice, forging partnerships with scientists and others to foster brain disorders research and/or to implement discoveries, and cultivating future leaders in the field”. Dr. Turecki was chosen for his remarkable achievements in improving our understanding of how early-life adversity changes the brain to influence suicidal… Read More »Gustavo Turecki awarded Margolese National Brain Disorders Prize

Congratulations to Massimiliano Orri, winner of the February 2019 Relève étoile Jacques-Genest prize

Congratulations to Massimiliano Orri, Postdoctoral fellow, on winning the February 2019 Relève étoile Jacques-Genest prize, from the Fonds de recherche Santé – Québec.

His award-winning publication is :

Association of Childhood Irritability and Depressive/Anxious Mood Profiles With Adolescent Suicidal Ideation and AttemptsRead More »Congratulations to Massimiliano Orri, winner of the February 2019 Relève étoile Jacques-Genest prize