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About the HBI

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Our Vision & Mission

The HBI's vision is "Healthy brains for better lives".

Our mission is to inspire discovery and apply knowledge towards innovative solutions for neurological and mental health disorders.

This mission is guided by six core values:

  • Excellence
  • Collaboration
  • Integrity
  • Impact
  • Creativity
  • Relevance

History of the HBI

The Hotchkiss Brain Institute was launched in October 2004, under the leadership of Dr. Samuel Weiss with the University of Calgary and former Calgary Health Region, as key partners. The Institute was enabled by a foundational gift from Calgary's own Hotchkiss family.

Message from HBI Director

Welcome Message from HBI Director, Dr. Samuel Weiss.


The Hotchkiss Brain Institute (HBI) is an internationally recognized centre of excellence in brain and mental health research and education, based at the University of Calgary’s Cumming School of Medicine and working in partnership with Alberta Health Services. The HBI is composed of nearly 750 people, including over 130 members spanning 16 academic departments and nine faculties at the University of Calgary, all working towards a shared vision. The HBI operates under the guidance of its strategic and academic committees.