OBI Public Talks

Learn about brain health from experts and advocates

We host up to 4 free public talks per year with experts speaking on a range of topics from brain research to care. Click the links below to watch one of our previous public talks online and register for upcoming ones.

Watch the most recent public talk online

Dealing with Depression: What are your options?

Depression is a serious illness that doesn’t discriminate by gender, race or income – nor does it affect everyone the same way. With our knowledge of the brain deepening every day, it is important to realize that depression is treatable, and the first step begins with understanding your options.

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Watch previous public talks online

  • Mindfulness in stressful times

    Yona Lunsky, Sue Hutton, Brianne Redquest, Daniel Share-Strom and Maxine Share

  • Science Meets Psychedelics

    Dr Norman Farb and Dr. Anne Wagner

  • The F-Words: Finding the ability in disability

    Dr. Andrea Cross, Dr. Jan Willem Gorter and Dr. Peter Rosenbaum

  • Pain in Children: What we don’t know can hurt them

    Dr. Christine Chambers, Dr. Darcy Fehlings and Julian and Donna Cappelli.

  • Old Drugs, New Uses

    Dr. Pierre Blier and Dr. Erick Sell

  • Indigenous Culture and Connection to the Land

    Carol Hopkins

  • Intimate Partner Violence and Concussion

    Dr. Eve Valera, Deirdre Reddick and Ruth Wilcock

  • Promoting Mental Wellness in Indigenous Communities

    Dr. Michael Dan, Dr. Suzanne Stewart and Carol Hopkins

  • Bruising Your Brain- What Science and Sports say about Concussions

    Dr. Carolyn Emory, Eric Lindros and Dr. Roger Zemek

  • Dementia Beyond Alzheimer's

    Dr. Elizabeth Finger, Dr. JB Orange, and Dr. Mandar Jog

  • Memory & Alzheimer's Disease – Your Brain is Amazing!

    Dr. Guy Seabrook and Susan Ormiston

  • Autism: Different Thinking About Those Who Think Differently

    Mike Lake and Dr. Evdokia Anagnostou

  • Stem Cells: the Hope and the Hype

    Dr. Cindi Morshead and Dr. Michael Fehlings

  • Why Women Make a Difference in Brain Science

    Dr. Gillian Einstein, Dr. Jason Lerch, Dr. Pooja Viswanathan, Judith John and Marica Moffat

  • Lessons from Life, Lobotomies and Lies

    Dr. Don Stuss, Founding President and Scientific Director of OBI

  • Three Brains. Three Lives. Three Stories

    Whitney Goulstone, Rick Green, and Andy Barrie

  • Driving Urgency and Unity in the Fight Against Alzheimer's

    George Vradenburg

  • Brain Stimulation: The next generation of treatments for better mental health

    Dr. Jonathan Downar

  • Taking Charge of Your Brain Health

    Dr. Tiffany Chow