Pediatric Brain Imaging and Brain Stimulation Research

MacMaster Laboratory

MacMaster Team 2016

Welcome to the MacMaster Lab!

We are a passionate group of health scientists who work with children that are struggling with neurodevelopmental diagnoses. We are primarily based at the Alberta Children's Hospital in Calgary, but you can also find us in the community sharing our knowledge and helping people wherever we can.

TMS Lab at Alberta Children's Hospital

Neuroscience Research

Our lab uses neuroimgaing and neurostimulation technologies to understand how the brain develops in different groups of children, in order to identify novel treatment targets to help children who are struggling.

Neuroscientists at Branch Out

Community Outreach

We love telling stories about our amazing participants and passionate team members. Community lectures, events, outreach activities, and fun team stories are shared in this section.


Help Us Understand Specific Learning Disabilities (SLD) in Children in Canada and the United States!

This survey is available to parents/caregivers of a child with a Specific Learning Disability (child age 5-18 years), who are able to read and write English, and who live in either Canada or the United States. The survey is anonymous, and will take approximately 30-minutes to complete. Participants may choose to enter to win one of ten $25 electronic gift certificates as a thank you for their time and energy completing the survey.

The purpose of this study is to understand how parents have been educated about their child’s learning disability, and to capture the overall health and wellbeing of these children in Canada and the United States. The survey will ask questions about their child's specific learning disability, including how it was diagnosed and explained to parents. The survey will also ask question about how their child is doing, including education and health questions.

If you have any questions or concerns please email us at brainkids@ucalgary.ca. Thank you for your interest in our research!


Impact of COVID-19 on Pediatric ADHD in Canada, Stay Tuned!

Thank you so much to all of the parents and caregivers who completed our initial Impact of COVID-19 on Pediatric ADHD survey (May-June 2020), and the follow-up survey (May-June 2021) which has now closed. The initial survey data has been published (education, lifestyle and mental health), and we will analyze the new survey data as quick as possible to share the results. Stay tuned!