New eBrain Centre to be created at SFU Surrey campus

Posted on April 13th, 2018

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SFU’s Surrey campus will soon house two new research facilities—one, a regional hub called the eBrain Centre, focusing on diagnosing and treating youth mental health and addiction, and the other, a “Homeware” Laboratory to advance digital technologies for the evolving Internet of Things (IoT).

The Canada Foundation for Innovation (CFI) John R. Evans Leaders Fund is providing funds to support the two facilities. Funding announced today will also support health research related to exposure to early life stressors being carried out in the Faculty of Health Sciences.

The proposed research program will develop new technology-based diagnostic and treatment solutions for youth mental health and addiction, including ways to safely, reliably and inexpensively assess brain health. It will also lead to innovation strategies that extract and control markers of brain health and translate them into clinical trial.

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