Rewiring the brain: More than $25 million to advance Sunnybrook’s Harquail Centre for Neuromodulation
A new $12-million gift from David Harquail, Birgitta Sigfridsson-Harquail and family will secure and expand the Harquail Centre for Neuromodulation at Sunnybrook Health Sciences Centre, advancing minimally and non-invasive brain treatments and giving hope to patients worldwide.
Sunnybrook Foundation and the University of Toronto are pleased to announce a landmark gift from David Harquail, Birgitta Sigfridsson-Harquail and family that will secure and expand the Harquail Centre for Neuromodulation at Sunnybrook Health Sciences Centre—a global centre for leading-edge, less- to non-invasive neuromodulation therapies for some of the most difficult-to-treat brain disorders.
The family’s new gift of $12 million—which brings the combined commitment from the Harquails and Sunnybrook Foundation to more than $25 million—will accelerate the Harquail Centre’s world leading work in neuromodulation research, education and patient care. It builds on their earlier commitment to Sunnybrook in 2018, which launched the Harquail Centre for Neuromodulation as one of the world’s most comprehensive centres offering a complete range of neuromodulation treatments under one roof, including MRI-guided focused ultrasound and deep brain stimulation.