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2016 ALS Doctoral Award Recipients

It is with great pleasure that I announce the 2016 recipients of the Doctoral Research Awards. It is imperative that promising young investigators are supported and encouraged into a career focused on ALS research if we are to reach our vision of making the disease treatable. Attracting the brightest young minds to ALS research will contribute to a succession plan for the Canadian ALS research community and will enhance the potential for younger perspectives to bring new ideas to the field.

Jamie Laycock completes 3,000 km cycle for ALS

Jamie Laycock of MND Scotland has completed his 3,000 KM cycling trip from Vancouver B.C. to San Diego in one month. 

Jamie's Ride

ALS Ice Bucket Challenge leads to new gene discovery

July 28, 2016 –  Researchers announced that the gene NEK1 has been found to play a significant role in the development of amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS). This landmark discovery is the result of an 11-country research collaboration that was funded through the Ice Bucket Challenge. The research team included 3 Canadians, one of whom was directly funded by the ALS Society of Canada for their work during this discovery.

Vancouver to Mexico by Bike, 3000KM for Motor Neurone Disease (MND/ALS) Scotland SEND OFF

Today Jamie Laycock from Helensburgh, Scotland departed from the ALS Society of BC’s office, Richmond B.C. Canada on his 3,000km trek on bicycle to Mexico.  Jamie, whose father is living with MND/ALS, is doing the ride in honour of his father, and to raise funds and awareness for voice banking.  Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis (ALS) is referred to as Motor Neurone Disease (MND) outside of North America.

Peoples Drug Mart Stars of Hope