The Brain Bee competition is a live trivia challenge to determine who is the "best brain" on such topics as intelligence, memory, emotions, movement, stress, aging, and sleep.
The competition is open to grade 10-12 students and all Edmonton-area high schools are invited to participate. Prizes and trophies are awarded to the top three students. The top student from the competition is sent to the CIHR Canadian National Brain Bee competition and receives a one-month paid internship in an NMHI member’s research laboratory.
The Brain Bee promotes awareness and interest in neuroscience within Edmonton high schools and the general community and provides an excellent opportunity for local high school students to engage in research at a university level and compete at a local and possibly national level. All questions for the Edmonton competition will be drawn from Neuroscience: Science of the Brain.
The Brain Bee is organized by the Neuroscience Graduation Students’ Association (NGSA).
2019 Edmonton Brain Bee will be held April 4, 2019
2018 Brain Bee Winner
Qin Tong Wu is the 2018 winner of the University of Alberta Edmonton Brain Bee competition.
Featured in photo: Dr. Yves Sauve (right), Guest Judge, Director of Research Dept of Opthamology and Visual Sciences, and Saad Yousuf (left), Head Judge, PhD Candidate at the NMHI.
The following laboratories have hosted Brain Bee winners: