CIHR Canadian National Brain Bee
Guelph student wins best brain in Canada!
Photo: Hamilton, Ontario - May 31, 2014 - Back row, left to right: Judith Shedden, Chair of CCNBB; Jane Cooze, St. John's Brain Bee; Sarah Bouhadoun, Montreal Brain Bee; Bethany Watts, Ottawa Brain Bee; Jameson Rokeby, Waterloo Brain Bee; Christopher Chan, Edmonton Brain Bee; Jane Lee, Hamilton Brain Bee; Brittany Smale, London Brain Bee; Rika Dimitrova, Vancouver Brain Bee; Eric Marcotte, CIHR Associate Director Eric Marcotte.
Front row, left to right: Jessiya Vandenberg, Kingston Brain Bee; Katrina Vizely, Victoria Brain Bee; Beatrix Wang, Guelph Brain Bee; Michael Liu, Toronto Brain Bee; Naman Siddique, Calgary Brain Bee.
Congratulations to our top three winners!
- Beatrix Wang, John F. Ross, Guelph
- Michael Liu, University of Toronto Schools, Toronto
- Naman Siddique, Rundle College Sr. High, Calgary
Photo: Hamilton, Ontario - May 31, 2014 - National Brain Bee organizer Judith Shedden (left back), CIHR representative Eric Marcotte (right back), front row from left, 3rd place Naman Siddique of Calgary, winner Beatrix Wang of Guelph and 2nd place Michael Liu of Toronto at McMaster University.
On May 31, 13 "brainy" high school students from across Canada faced each other at the CIHR 7th annual Canadian National Brain Bee that was held at McMaster University in Hamilton, ON. In a spelling-bee like competition, answering questions, they showed how well they know neuroscience and the brain. The first place winner Beatrix Wang, John F. Ross Collegiate Vocational Institute in Guelph, Ontario, won the right to be called best brain in Canada by answering questions about memory, sleep, intelligence, emotion, perception, stress, aging, brain-imaging, neurology, neurotransmitters, genetics and brain disease.
The top three winners of the competition took home trophies and scholarship awards of $1,500, $1,000, and $500, respectively. Beatrix Wang, the first place winner, also won a giant trophy, which will be displayed at her/his school for a year, and will be given the opportunity to work as a summer intern in a Canadian neuroscience laboratory.
Beatrix Wang will represent Canada at the International Brain Bee championship in Washington, DC, which will be held in conjunction with the annual meeting of the American Psychological Association (August 7-10, 2014).
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