HBI Spring Matching Initiative: May 10 – June 10, 2021

Have your donation matched, up to $100,000, on dedicated research priorities. Donate and double your impact.

The Hotchkiss Brain Institute brings together a diverse group of experts and trainees in the pursuit of a common goal: The discovery and development of new, improved ways to prevent, detect, and treat neurological and mental health conditions. 

Your donation will help the Hotchkiss Brain Institute expand its research and education efforts, fueling transformational change and inspiring innovations that foster healthy brains for better lives.

Between May 10 - June 10, 2021, your donation will be doubled by generous matching donations from five local Calgary families. See the five focus areas below. Choose where to create your impact.

Double Your Impact

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Thank-you to our Donors

Thank you to the five local families who donated the funds for this match campaign. With their generosity we can double the impact of philanthropy and contribute to future research on causes and treatments of disorders and illness in brain and mental health.



The Stroke team at the Hotchkiss Brain Institute is a part of the Calgary Stroke Program. Research focuses on the most recent and cutting-edge diagnosis and treatment for patients with stroke.
Donations generously matched by Rebecca Hotchkiss up to $100,000.

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Multiple Sclerosis

Multiple Sclerosis (MS) research is a long-standing focus area at the Hotchkiss Brain Institute, where basic and clinical researchers support discovery and translation of research into treatment
Donations generously matched by Jayman BUILT up to $100,000.

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Parkinson's/Movement Disorders

The Hotchkiss Brain Institute coordinates the Calgary Parkinson Research Initiative (CaPRI), a nationwide research network studying the origins of the disease, symptoms, and treatments
Donations generously matched by the Langille Family up $100,000.

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Spinal Cord/Nerve Injury & Pain

The spinal cord/nerve injury and pain (SCNIP) team at HBI is focused on managing chronic pain, accelerating rehabilitation, and finding treatments for the physical and mental affects of injury.

Donations generously matched by the Estate of Edith Rodie up to $100,000.

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Epilepsy is the fourth most common neurological disorder and affects people of all ages. The epilepsy team at the HBI offers full-spectrum epilepsy research and treatment spanning all ages.

Donations generously matched by the Ronald and Irene Ward Family Foundation up to $100,000.

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Other Funding Opportunities

Is there a different research priority close to your heart? The Hotchkiss Brain Institute has nine areas of research focus. The additional four priorities below explore new findings in causes and treatments in a variety of areas. To learn more about the research teams behind these priorities, click the links below.


Concussion & Brain Injury

UCalgary's Integrated Concussion Research Program works with the Alberta Children’s Hospital Research Institute and the Hotchkiss Brain Institute, the Faculty of Kinesiology, and the Department of Psychology to address concussion other mild traumatic brain injuries.

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Dementia & Cognitive Disorders

Alzheimer's disease and dementia are growing concerns. By 2031, greater than one in five Albertans will be age 65 or older. HBI explores new detection and treatment mechanisms in these areas.

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Mathison Centre for Mental Health

The Mathison Centre for Mental Health Research & Education is a centre dedicated to advancing research and education on early identification, treatment and prevention of mental illness.

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Neurodevelopmental disorders can affect a child’s emotion, learning ability, and behaviors. The Neurodevelopment Team is focused on understanding fundamental developmental programs and how these processes might be perturbed in various disease states. 

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Frequently Asked Questions

Can I specify which area I wish my donation to support?

If you would like your donation to go to one or more of the Hotchkiss Brain Institute's specific areas of research or education, please include a note with your cheque indicating which of the brain and mental health programs or priorities you would like to support, or contact:

Shahr Savizi
Director of Development
Cumming School of Medicine, University of Calgary
HSC G302Q, 3330 Hospital Drive NW
Calgary, AB T2N 4N1 
Direct: 403-220-2470

I want to donate by cheque. Where do I send it?

Your cheque to support the Hotchkiss Brain Institute MUST BE MADE PAYABLE TO THE "UNIVERSITY OF CALGARY".

Mail your cheque to:

University of Calgary
Gift Processing & Tax Receipting
OVC 131, 2500 University Dr NW
Calgary, AB T2N 1N4

All receipts are issued from the University of Calgary. All gifts are tax deductible.

While cheques must be made PAYABLE TO THE UNIVERSITY OF CALGARY, if you would like to ensure your donation is sent to the Hotchkiss Brain Institute, please specify "Hotchkiss Brain Institute" in the memo line of the cheque.

What is the impact of my gift?

As a donor, you are able to direct your donation to a specific project or area that has meaning to you and/or your family. More information on our programs can be found on Our Research page.

I am interested in honorary or memorial giving. What is the process?

To create an honorary or memorial fund, please contact Annual Giving at 403-220-8261 or give@ucalgary.ca 

I am interested in donating human brain tissue to the Calgary Brain Bank. Where can I find more information?

Please visit The Calgary Brain Bank's web page

Can I donate online?

Yes, you can. Please click here.