The Owerko Centre

A team of researchers at the Alberta Children's Hospital Research Institute dedicated to the study of neurodevelopmental disorders and the improvement of child mental health.

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Goals of the Owerko Centre

Understanding neurodevelopment, neurodevelopmental disorders, and child mental health requires collaboration, coordination and a multidisciplinary team science approach. The Owerko Centre brings together multiple parallel efforts within NDD and serves as a multidisciplinary research hub with a broad translational focus on neurodevelopment, child mental health, and neurodevelopmental disorders.

Champion research

To catalyze innovative research on children’s mental health.

Educate and Train

To empower the next generation of researchers with cross-disciplinary approaches to child mental health.

Engage the community

To enhance connections with the community that will inform and translate innovative research.

Dr. Kimberly Noble

2021 Owerko Familiy Distinguished Lecture

Please join us online on October 27th with our special guest Dr. Kimberly Noble from Columbia University for this year's talk entitled "Socioeconomic Inequality and Children's Brain Development."

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Owerko Centre Catalyst Grants

Owerko Centre Catalyst Grants

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Strategic Plan

Owerko Center Strategic Plan 2020-2023

Click below to download our strategic plan outlining our thinking and vision for the next few years.

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Top 40 Under 40

Dr. Carly McMorris and Dr. Signe Bray - Top 40 Under 40 awardees

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Child Development Centre

Trainee Opportunities and Awards

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Research study

Are you interested in participating in a research study?

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We Were All Babies Once

The Centre accommodates more than 75 researchers, along with special testing and playrooms with adjacent observation suites, a motor skills examination area and labs for the preparation and collection of biological samples.

Learn About Our History


Get In Touch

Interested in touring our building or getting in touch with one of our researchers?

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