The Department of Clinical Neurosciences - Calgary

Our goal is to develop clinical and academic programs in the clinical neurosciences of national and international stature. We provide excellent clinical care in neurology, neurosurgery and physiatry to patients in our referral area.

These programs will provide special assessment and treatment and will develop and test new forms of treatment by exploring disease mechanisms.We provide educational training programs including undergraduate courses, clerkship, residency training, postgraduate training and continuing medical education. We conduct clinically relevant research into diseases of the nervous system. Note: The Department of Clinical Neurosciences (DCNS) reserves the right to add, remove or edit content on this page. DCNS is not responsible for the content submitted by other users on this site.

PM&R Residents respond to an ALS Ice Bucket challenge – in the rain!

University applauds historic funding announcement for research | UToday | University of Calgary Businessman and University of Calgary alumnus Geoffrey Cumming is seated alongside his mother, Madeleine, and university and government officials Tuesday during a ceremony to announce a $200-million donation toward medical research at the Cumming School of Medicine. Photo by Riley Brandt, University…

Community leader wants to drive medical research breakthroughs | UToday | University of Calgary “When you go into the labs and spend time with medical researchers, you find incredibly talented individuals,” says international businessman and Calgary philanthropist Geoffrey Cumming. Photo by Ewan Nicholson

Dan Cycles Canada / Daniel traverse le Canada en vélo

In summer 2014, Daniel Fugère cycled across Canada to raise awareness for chronic pain with the Canadian Pain Coalition and AQDC.

Adventures await talented biomedical engineering specialist | UToday | University of Calgary Kathleen Ang will convocate today from the Schulich School of Engineering; she is working with a startup company that connects neurosurgeons with patients. Photo by Riley Brandt, University of Calgary

Honorary degree and OTUC recipients announced for June convocation | UToday | University of Calgary The 2014 spring convocation ceremonies will be held June 9-13 at the University of Calgary. Photo by Riley Brandt, University of Calgary

Two Life-Saving Technologies Are 2014 Inductees into Space Technology Hall of Fame | Space...

Congratulations to Neurosurgeon Dr. Garnette Sutherland on this impressive achievement! COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. (April 16, 2014) – A global satellite-based search-and-rescue system, and an image-guided surgical robot will be the 2014 inductees into the Space Foundation's Space Technology Hall of Fame®, which recognizes technologies originally developed for space applications that now i…

Parkinson’s Treatment Parkinson’s TreatmentLeah Sarich | posted Monday, Apr 28th, 2014 FacebookTwitterE-mailParkinson’s Disease is the second most common neurodegenerative disease after Alzheimer’s and thousands of Albertans are living with it. Most people are diagnosed over the age of 65, but it can affect people in the…

New Advisory Committee on Analytics and Visualization created | UToday | University of Calgary Professor Frank Maurer (left) and Dr. Samuel Wiebe, co-chairs of the Advisory Committee on Analytics and Visualization. Photo by Riley Brandt, University of Calgary

Charting a new path for vascular dementia research | UToday | University of Calgary Dr. Eric Smith says the Katthy Taylor Chair in Vascular Dementia Chair is allowing him to build research programs with colleagues in multiple disciplines. Photo by Rebecca Rowley

New brain imaging technique seeks to improve stroke outcomes | UToday | University of Calgary Dr. Bijoy Menon has recently received CIHR funding for his research examining the use of a novel imaging technique to improve outcomes for stroke patients.

Bruce Pike: New Campus Alberta Innovation Program Chair in Healthy Brain Aging | UToday |... Bruce Pike, PhD, was recruited from Montreal by the University of Calgary’s Hotchkiss Brain Institute. Photo by James May

New brain imaging technique allows for a closer look at MS | UToday | University of Calgary Dr. Yunyan Zhang is a Hotchkiss Brain Institute researcher working on quantitative techniques to increase the diagnostic and therapeutic power of MRI imaging in multiple sclerosis. Photo by Bruce Perrault

New University of Calgary Research website launched | UToday | University of Calgary Researchers, students, faculty and the community have a new place to learn about, and engage in, research at the university.

2014 Rhodes Scholar: Aravind Ganesh, Faculty of Medicine | UToday | University of Calgary Exemplary student, community leader and champion of health-care reform, Aravind Ganesh, a neurology resident-physician from the University of Calgary, has been awarded the prestigious Rhodes Scholarship for 2014.

Newly expanded Clinical Research Unit manages data for researchers in Faculty of Medicine |... Members of the Clinical Research Unit Team, whose services can now be accessed by clinical researchers across the Faculty of Medicine. Photo by Paulina Leszcynski.

Wiley Neuroscience

Neuroscientist Lisa Jardine asks "Will machines ever be able to think?"

Pictures from the DCNS Xmas Party

Researchers study ‘brain pacemakers’ as depression therapy A Calgary research team is recruiting patients with depression for a study on deep brain stimulation.

Professional Opportunities | Department of Clinical Neurosciences | University of Calgary

We are currently recruiting neurologists to DCNS. Here is your chance to be part of a great clincal neurosciences department. The Division of Neurology, within the Department of Clinical Neurosciences, organizes neurological services on a city-wide basis including inpatient services at four hospital sites. We provide an excellent environment for career development in a collegial atmosphere. High value is placed on all clin...

[08/20/13]   A group of DCNS members will be riding on August 24th for the endMS campaign as part of The Banff Grand Fondo bicycle tour. Our endMS team includes: Fiona Costello (organizer), Jeptha Davenport, Chris Hahn, Cristobal Jamett, Steve McNeil and Douglas Zochodne. We would be delighted to have your support for this campaign. Please go to our website at: and simply type in the name of the participant you wish to sponsor.

Robots on the Brain by Garnette Sutherland The merging of human surgical experience with machines and computerized technologies is driving neurosurgical advancement. Remotely controlled robots can perform procedures with a level of precision that humans cannot match, while virtual reality promises to enhance training significantly.


Congratulations to Dr. Nathalie Jette, Dr. Tamara Pringsheim and Dr. Lawrence Korngut for their work on The Neurological Registry Best Practice Guidelines in Canada. Canadian neurological registry best practice guidelines and toolkit

Treating depression with electrodes inside the brain The first time Edi Guyton tried to commit suicide, she was 19 years old, wracked with depression and unable to deal with the social and academic pressure of college.

Brain-stimulation device may help stroke survivors recover speech: study TORONTO - An experimental procedure that stimulates the brain with electrical pulses through the skull

Scientists closer to solving migraine mystery A group of more than 80 researchers say they have discovered five new genetic regions linked to the debilitating headaches

There is life after stroke. Using robotics to help rehabilitation

Dr Sean Dukelow uses robotics to assess stroke patients for rehabilitation. With support from the Heart and Stroke Foundation, Dr. Dukelow, an assistant prof...

DIY MS Fundraising

Join the endMS Bike Team that we have assembled for the 2013 Banff Fondo. Members of our team are biking 142 km each on August 24th, 2013 to raise money for the MS Society of Canada Do-it-Yourself MS Fundraising

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