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The BC Schizophrenia Society Foundation raises funds for schizophrenia research and the programs and services offered by BC Schizophrenia Society. The Society’s mission is to support families affected by schizophrenia and other serious mental illnesses in British Columbia through education, advocacy and research. The Foundation is committed to ensuring that research into schizophrenia and related disorders continues in British Columbia.

Funding interests

Award types

Research Trainee, Scholar, Health Professional-Investigator


Research interests

The BC Schizophrenia Society Foundation seeks to fund research that is related to understanding and treating schizophrenia and related psychotic disorders.

  • schizophrenia
  • psychosis

Awards

2022

Recipient

Benneth Ben-Azu

Award type

Research Trainee award


Project title

Outcomes of a ketogenic dietary intervention on the gut microbiome-microglial brain axis and schizophrenia-like behaviour in mice exposed to a double-hit immune challenge

Recipient

Carly Magee

Award type

Research Trainee award


Project title

The impact of the COVID-19 pandemic on access to adequate care for serious mental disorders in British Columbia

2021

Recipient

Ivan Torres

Award type

Health Professional-Investigator award


Project title

Neuropsychological functioning in treatment resistant schizophrenia

Recipient

Rafal Skiba

Award type

Research Trainee award


Project title

Counteracting the “Jumping to Conclusion” bias in schizophrenia with a combination of neuromodulation and metacognitive training

2018


Award type

Research Trainee award


Project title

Re-establishing cognitive function in models of mental illness by boosting neural activity in the prefrontal cortex

2016

Recipient

Mieke van Holstein

Award type

Research Trainee award


Project title

Flicking the switch: cross-species translation of rapid context-based switching between tasks

2014

Recipient

Leigh Anne Swayne

Award type

Scholar award


Project title

Ion channels: Molecular determinants of health and disease in the head and heart

2013

Recipient

Alfredo Ramos

Award type

Research Trainee award


Project title

Screening and development of molecules targeting presynaptic SNARE protein-protein interactions as novel pharmacological strategy in schizophrenia and other mental illnesses

Recipient

Anita Cote

Award type

Research Trainee award


Project title

Mechanisms of cardiovascular disease in children with mental health conditions