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Funds to fuel study into child brain disorders - CBC News

December 1, 2009

A Canada-wide research network aimed at finding treatments for children with developmental brain disorders was one of three funding announcements made by the federal government on Tuesday.

At the 20th anniversary celebrations of the Networks of Centres of Excellence in Ottawa, Gary Goodyear, minister of state for science and technology, announced the government is investing $125 million to help researchers develop their findings into marketable solutions.

Child Development Network - University of Manitoba News

December 1, 2009

University of Manitoba researchers will play a major role in a new national network focused on researching the genetic and environmental causes of cerebral palsy, autism spectrum disorders and fetal alcohol syndrome, training the next generation of researchers in pediatric brain development, and will disseminate new knowledge into improved diagnosis, treatments and interventions to inform care delivery and policy decisions.

Government of Canada makes substantial investment in S&T - News Blaze

December 1, 2009

Researching effective treatments to help children with developmental brain disorders, finding ways to lessen the impact of fossil fuels on the environment, and using social media to improve education and skills development are the goals of three new centres of excellence launched today by the Honourable Gary Goodyear, Minister of State (Science and Technology).

UBC to host new national research networks

December 1, 2009

New media issues and opportunities and a better understanding of brain development in children are the subjects of two new Networks of Centres of Excellence (NCE) to be hosted by the University of British Columbia.