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Congratulations to Brittany Smale the winner of the 2014 London Brain Bee!




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 About the London Brain Bee

High school students in London and surrounding area from grades 9 through 12 are welcome to compete! 

Students will demonstrate their knowledge about the brain and neuroscience, including fascinating topics involving intelligence, memory, emotions, sensations, movement, stress, aging, sleep, addiction, and more. Participating is a valuable experience that you can add to your résumé - not to mention the possibility of winning lots of great prizes!

* Please note that there are nearby local brain bee competitions.  Students may not compete in more than one local brain bee competition, and should choose the competition that is geographically closest to their high school.  


Want to know what we have planned?  Click Here for the London Brain Bee Program


About the competition: There will be 3 question rounds.  All competitors will participate in the first 2 rounds. However, only the top 3 competitors will advance to the third and final round.  In all of the rounds, competitors will be questioned as a group and given 30 seconds to respond to each question in written format. No one will be singled out; the competition will be fierce but fun!

Aside from our competition, we'll be doing lots of exciting neuroscience activities just for fun! We'll be doing a neuroanatomy scavenger hunt featuring real human brain specimens! Participants will be teamed up and provided with a neuroanatomy anatomy "cheat sheet" to use. The top team will win extra prizes! We'll also be doing patient diagnosis sessions with the medical students and hands-on demonstrations of behavioural experiments at Western's Brain and Mind Institute!




All participants will be e-mailed details about the Brain Bee (place, time, etc.) following registration.

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All participants must also fill out a consent and media release form: Download the Consent & Media Release Form

In order to participate, you must bring the completed form with you when you sign in at the Brain Bee.

 The London Brain Bee will be held at Western University: Click Here for a Campus Map



Preparing for the Brain Bee

Students can start preparing immediately by studying from 'Neuroscience: Science of the Brain' which can be downloaded free in PDF format below. Questions can come from anywhere in the book: bolded terms, non-bolded terms, diagrams, boxes, etc.

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Please note: We are no longer using the Brain Facts book for 2014.  Students should study from Neuroscience: Science of the Brain only.


All of the supplies for the day of the competition (whiteboards, markers, pens, etc.) will be provided.




Every participant will receive a t-shirt and prize bag from Western University. 

The 1st place winner will receive a beautiful traveling trophy plaque engraved with the winner's name, school, and year to be displayed in the trophy case at their school for a year.  The 1st place winner of the Brain Bee will represent London at the Annual CIHR Canadian National Brain Bee to compete for the right to be called the BEST BRAIN in Canada.  The Canadian National Brain Bee will be held on Saturday, May 31st, 2014 at McMaster University in Hamilton. Neuroscience and Medical Students from Western University will help the winner prepare for the national event.  Additional exciting prizes are awarded at the national competition each year.  

The winner of the CIHR Canadian Brain Bee will win a trip for two to represent Canada at the 2014 International Brain Bee competition in Washington, DC to compete for the right to be called the BEST BRAIN in the World.



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Congratulations to the Previous Winners of the London Brain Bee!

2013 - Melanie Colvin

2012 - William Klanac

2011 - Jamie Antonucci

2010 - Pei Jun Zhao

2009 - Stella Park



2014 London Brain Bee Sponsors

                                BMI Logo                       logo schulich  


Graduate Program in Neuroscience           Ross Trophies



Last Updated on Monday, 07 July 2014 07:34