Manitoba Research

Around the world, the scientific community is devoting substantial effort and funding to dementia research. Researchers are looking for ways to prevent the disease, to improve quality of life for people living with the disease and to ultimately finding a cure to eradicate the disease.


The Alzheimer Society Research Program

The Alzheimer Society Research Program (ASRP) is one of Canada’s most innovative hubs for dementia research, helping the best and brightest minds in the field spark their work from ideas to impact.

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2022 Alzheimer Society Research Program Funding Competition

We’re pleased to share that the 2022 Alzheimer Society Research Program funding competition is now open. One of Canada’s most innovative hubs for dementia research, the Alzheimer Society helps the best and brightest minds across many disciplines move their ideas forward, to improve the lives of people living with dementia and caregivers across the country.

Could your research change the future for people living with dementia? Apply before November 5, 2021, at 11:59 ET.

Results will be announced in the late spring/early summer 2022, and funding will be dispersed starting July 2022.

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Please share this funding opportunity with anyone who may be interested in applying.

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Manitoba Dementia Research Chair

IMG_6990The Alzheimer Society of Manitoba is proud to partner with Research Manitoba to support the new Manitoba Dementia Research Chair, Dr. Ben Albensi.

This $500,000 investment (over a five-year period), is an extraordinary opportunity for our community to come together and make a real difference for those affected by dementia.

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Click here to read the latest article in Wave, Winnipeg’s Health and Wellness Magazine, featuring Dr. Ben Albensi and his St. Boniface Research Team as they seek to understand chronic brain disorders.


Alzheimer Society Research Program

The Alzheimer Society Research Program (ASRP) is pleased to announce it has awarded $2.9 million to 29 researchers across the country to advance research related to all forms of dementia and find more effective means to diagnose, treat and eventually stop the disease, as well as improve day-to-day life and care.

Manitoba Researchers receiving funding this year include:

Jun-Feng WangJun-Feng Wang – Developing Treatments

University of Manitoba, Winnipeg, MB
Project: Txnip as a potential novel therapeutic target for Alzheimer’s

$149,900 – Biomedical, grant

“The protein Txnip contributes to inflammation and brain damage in Alzheimer’s disease. If we’re able to establish Txnip as a promising site for eary treatment, then, we’ll be able to explore a variety of drugs and treatment options. Some of these could be effective in slowing the progress of Alzheimer’s and/or alleviating the symptoms for those living with the disease.”

Michael Jackson Michael Jackson – Therapy
University of Manitoba, Winnipeg, MB
Project: Cell signalling cascades that direct microglial activation outcome in Alzheimer’s disease

$150,000 – Biomedical, grant

“We are researching how brain immune cells, called microglia, contribute to memory loss in Alzheimer’s disease. By identifying potential approaches for harnessing the beneficial functions of microglia while preventing their detrimental actions, our research provides hope that new therapies can be developed that are able to halt, or altogether prevent, Alzheimer’s disease progression.”

Click here to find out more about ASRP, funded researchers, research news and accountability reports.
Click here to find out how to apply for ASRP Grants.


Spotlight on Dementia Research

Dr. Saskia Sivananthan, a neuroscientist, global policy leader and Chief Science Officer at the Alzheimer Society of Canada, spoke to Manitobans at a recent seminar about the significant strides that researchers are taking to look for ways to prevent dementia, to improve the quality of life of those impacted and to ultimately find a cure. Her presentation from this seminar is available below.

Click here to view or download the presentation.



Graduate Student Fellowship Awards in Manitoba

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Participate in Research

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Research Funding

Financial gifts directed towards research are crucial to help find better treatments and ultimately a cure for Alzheimer’s disease and other forms of dementia. Without proper funding, research breakthroughs go undiscovered.
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