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Bell And Brain Canada Announce $1 Million Research Training Fund

Studentships Corey Baimel, University of British Columbia Nancy Butcher, Centre for Addiction and Mental Health, University of Toronto Jennie Pouget, Centre for Addiction and Mental Health, University of Toronto Andrea Tyrer, Centre for Addiction and Mental Health, University of Toronto

Postdoctoral Fellowships Dr. Steven Connor, University of British Columbia Dr. Cornelia Walther, Robarts Research Institute, University of Western Ontario Dr. Guang Yang, Hospital for Sick Children, University of Toronto

The Bell Let's Talk mental health initiative is a five-year, $50-million charitable program based on four action pillars: Anti-stigma, care and access, research, and workplace best practices. With Bell Let's Talk Day as its anti-stigma centrepiece, Bell's initiative is providing significant funding for leading mental health hospitals and grassroots organizations, driving new workplace initiatives across corporate Canada, and supporting new research.

Bell Let's Talk Day is February 12 For every text message sent and every long distance call made by Bell and Bell Aliant customers on February 12, every tweet using #BellLetsTalk and, every Facebook share of our Bell Let's Talk message, Bell will donate 5 cents more to programs dedicated to mental health (regular long distance and text charges apply). Last year's Bell Let's Talk Day raised $3,926,014.20 in additional funding for mental health initiatives across the country.

About Bell Bell is Canada's largest communications company, providing consumers and business with solutions to all their communications needs: Bell Mobility wireless, high-speed Bell Internet, Bell Satellite TV and Bell Fibe TV, Bell Home Phone local and long distance, and Bell Business Markets IP-broadband and information and communications technology (ICT) services. Bell Media is Canada's premier multimedia company with leading assets in television, radio and digital media, including CTV, Canada's #1 television network, and the country's most-watched specialty channels. Bell is wholly owned by BCE Inc. (TSX, NYSE: BCE). For Bell products and services, please visit Bell.ca. For BCE corporate information, please visit BCE.ca.

About Brain Canada Brain Canada is a national charitable organization with the mission of accelerating the pace of Canada's world-class brain research in order to advance our understanding of the brain, and develop diagnostics, treatments and ultimately cures for brain disorders. The Government of Canada has committed to match up to $100 million of private and non-governmental contributions to Brain Canada over the next five years, through the Canada Brain Research Fund.

SOURCE Bell Canada

Image with caption: "From left to right: Inez Jabalpurwala, President, Brain Canada; Dr. Max S. Cynader, Award recipient; M.r Cory Baimel, Award recipient; Dr. Steven Connor, Award recipient; Mary Deacon, Chair, Bell Let's Talk mental health initiative; Clara Hughes, national spokesperson, Bell Let's Talk; The Honourable Yonah Martin, Senator. (CNW Group/ Bell Canada)". Image available at: http://photos.newswire.ca/images/download/20130208_C4240_PHOTO_EN_23487.jpg

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