Vision and Priorities

The university is committed to the Western Institute for Neuroscience and has mobilized more than 300 members with diverse perspectives, skills and infrastructure to maximize and accelerate brain and mind research, and its translation to clinical settings.


  • To unlock the mysteries of the brain for societal benefit.


  • To understand the brain and how it gives rise to mind and behaviour, with the goal of translating this knowledge for the improvement of human lives and society.


  • Community – nurturing integrity, acceptance, fairness, accountability, respect, inclusion, and transparency
  • Research Excellence – that transforms Neuroscience 
  • Creativity/Innovation – that is broad thinking, curious, integrative and interactive
  • Collaboration – using adaptive convergent models
  • Societal Impact – that is current, relevant, and helpful