York University hosts its first MRI Research Day

York University’s Faculty of Health held its first York MRI Research Day on June 22 to explore ongoing research at the University’s MRI Facility.

The event, which took place in the lower lobby of the Sherman Health Science Research Centre, brought together 50 researchers to hear talks and poster presentations about the research.

Topics ranged from MRI studies of brain changes in pediatric multiple sclerosis (MS), to brain differences in individuals who are bilingual, to the study of how the spine changes during body rotation.

Presenters included graduate students, postdoctoral fellows and faculty from York University, the Centre for Addiction and Mental Health (CAMH), and the University of Toronto Scarborough Campus.

The event offers the community of MRI researchers an opportunity to gather and discuss research and develop new collaborations.

York biology and psychology Professor Jennifer Steeves, who is a researcher in the Centre for Vision Research and director of the York MRI Facility, said “we have great breadth of MRI research taking place at the York MRI Facility and this is a wonderful opportunity to interact with our MRI colleagues and learn about their work.”

Organizers plan to run MRI Research Day on an annual basis.