Community Connections

May 2016

MNI participates in the Friends of the MUHC Toonie Challenge

The Friends of the MUHC Toonie Challenge is back for its fourth annual run, and this year Montreal schools have once again hopped on board to help raise funds for the McGill University Health Centre. So far this year’s Challenge has raised $5400, adding to a cumulative amount of over $42,000.

Graduate students in McGill’s Integrated Program in Neuroscience gave students the opportunity to see neurons under a microscope, and touch a real cow brain.

Scotia Bank Charity Challenge- Raising Funds for the Montreal Neurological Institute and Hospital

On Sunday, April 24, 2016, The Neuro participated for the second year in a row in the Scotiabank Charity Challenge. Over 40 members of The Neuro community, including staff, students, patients and volunteers, took part in the 5k and 21k to show their support.

As of today, thanks to the efforts of our 29 fundraisers and five fundraising teams, over $21,000 has been raised to help advance research and patient care at The Neuro. All donations collected through the Scotiabank Charity Challenge will go towards supporting our exceptional team of nurses, researchers, clinicians, and students who work relentlessly to unravel the mysteries of the brain and to treat those suffering from life-altering neurological disorders.

Although the race is over, it is not too late to get involved in the challenge! You can still help The Neuro reach its goal by making a donation directly to our fundraising page. Contributions to the event are being accepted until Monday, May 23.

Raising funds for the Brain Tumour Program

Terri Morabito and Linda Carnevale, two wonderful volunteers whose families have been affected by brain tumour, visited The Neuro on April 21 with a selection of stylish handbags and accessories at unbeatable prices. Their semi-annual visits are always a big hit with staff, and we sincerely thank them for once again donating proceeds from the sale to help The Neuro’s brain tumour program!

Franco Di Giovanni Fundraiser

The 12th annual Franco Di Giovanni Fundraiser, held on April 9th was once again a marvellous event for an important cause. There were a several individuals from McGill and The Neuro in attendance, including Pam and Rolando Del Maestro and Carlo Santaguida and his wife, as well as members of the Neurosurgical Simulation Lab team. Lina di Giovanni and her team truly outdid themselves and The Neuro is so grateful to her and the community for their efforts to raise funds to support the new Neurosurgical Simulation Research and Training Centre.


News from the Neurosurgical Simulation Research and Training Centre

The Centre is now operational in its new location in the Royal Victoria Hospital Legacy Site, just across the bridge from the MNI. The centre receives a large number of visitors from all over the world along with residents and neurosurgeons from international centers like John Hopkins, Mount Sinai in New York, the AO Foundation from Zurich Switzerland, Brazil, Hong Kong and from all Quebec centres along with Western, McMaster and Ottawa. Mark Sibthorpe met with the group in preparation for a report entitled Gamification of business processes resulted on growing to 10 million users within 4 years. Learn more.

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