Brain Health

IALH Affiliate Jodie Gawryluk
IALH Research Fellow Jodie Gawryluk is an Associate Professor in Psychology and the Division of Medical Sciences.

Researchers in this cluster explore brain structures, the assessment and monitoring of brain functioning, and the impact of various interventions on cognitive performance. Topic areas include, but are not limited to:

  • neuroimaging
  • neuropsychological
  • assessments
  • concussions
  • neurodegenerative disorders (including Alzheimer’s disease, multiple sclerosis, and Parkinson’s disease)


To see publications from researchers in this cluster, visit our research blog!

Brain art

The Institute on Aging and Lifelong Health Brain Health Research Cluster is hosting their 2nd campus-wide brain art competition!

The goals are to bridge science and art and encourage creative approaches to visualizing what brain health means.

What type of art? Submissions must be focused on the brain, inspired by research, and original. We are open to “brain health” broadly defined. Submissions may emphasize the whole brain, a favourite brain structure, brain cells, mental health, brain changes over the life span, or the aging brain.

Who can participate? Everyone!
We welcome and encourage submissions from all departments on campus.

Participant categories:
• Undergraduate Students
• Graduate students, post-doctoral fellows and research assistants and staff
• Faculty and university staff

Art categories:
• Images — digital images, drawings, paintings, pictures or sculptures
• Short Text — written poems, parodies or videotaped reading of a short text
• Performance — videotape of someone singing, dancing or sketching

Adjudicators will include both scientists and artists. There will be a gift card
prize for the winner of each category as well as a People’s Choice award!

How to Enter? Entries can be dropped off at Hut R between February 15 - 29, 2024 or digital entries can be emailed to The deadline to submit an entry is February 29, 2024 at 4:00 PM. **A completed entry form must be included for every entry. Find the entry form here.

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