Wilder Penfield wanted to do effective research on the human brain. He realized that he would need a facility where neurologists, neurosurgeons and neuropathologists could work as a team. He took his dream to Canada. In 1928 he joined the faculty of McGill University in Montreal as well as being a neurosurgeon at two local hospitals. Thanks to a grant from the Rockefeller Foundation, private donors and support from Montreal and Quebec, he founded the Montreal Neurological Institute. It became a centre for teaching, research and treatment for diseases of the nervous system and brain disorders. Penfield was its director until 1960. Multiple hospitals were modeled after his institute.