Brain Aging and Neuro-Cognitive Health

Research Overview

Students in our lab focus on various research themes including cognitive and brain plasticity, biological aging, functional impairment, terminal cognitive decline, intraindividual variability, and cognition and health.


Dr. Stuart MacDonald was inducted into the College of the Royal Society of Canada in 2014.



Dr. MacDonald is an Associate Professor at the University of Victoria. Click above to view his “Faces of UVic Research” video.

Grant Funding

A number of students are supported by national research fellowships, with our collective research supported by various agencies including:


Canadian Institutes for Health Research

The Michael Smith Foundation for Health Research

National Instututes of health/national institutes on aging

the Natural Sciences and Research Council of Canada