The 2018 Ottawa Brain Bee will be held Saturday April 28!
It's time to start getting ready for the 2018 Ottawa Brain Bee! Prep sessions will begin January 6th and will continue every other Saturday until March 24th 2018. As in previous years, intensive review sessions will be held every Saturday for 4 weeks prior to the event.
Participation in prep sessions is free - sign up now so we can save you a spot!
The 2017 Ottawa Brain Bee was held Saturday April 29!
Our winner, Nathan Biniam, a grade 10 student from Colonel By High School, went on to represent Ottawa at the Canadian National Competition. Nathan also won a paid internship in a Neuroscience research lab! Congratulations Nathan!
Melisa Eraslan, also from Colonel By high school, took Second Place, followed closely by Ruth Rodriguez from Holy Trinity high school. We'd like to thank all our participants and volunteers for helping us put on a great event and we look forward to working with our students again in 2018, as we start prepping for the next Brain Bee!
What is the Brain Bee?
The Brain Bee is a knowledge & trivia competition about the brain and neuroscience for high school students. Participants receive free study material and prizes are awarded to the top participants. The student placing first in the Ottawa Brain Bee wins a PAID internship in a Neuroscience research lab at Carleton University, AND represents Ottawa at the CIHR Canadian National Brain Bee at McMaster University. The winner of the National competition wins a cash prize, and internship, and an expense-paid trip for two to compete in the International Brain Bee.
Competition is strong and there are currently 16 regional events in Canada that feed into the National competition, with 24 countries sending their winner to the International Brain Bee. To have the best chance at succeeding nationally, participants have to start studying and training well in advance.
How do I prepare for the Ottawa Brain Bee?Come to the Brain Bee Prep Sessions at Carleton University, held every other Saturday, in the Science Student's Success Center (SSSC) From January 6th through to March 24th.
For the first 4 weeks of April, Carleton Neuroscience students host Brain Bee Intensive Review Sessions, EVERY Saturday from 1-4pm in the SSSC. These 3 hour sessions help highlight and reinforce important learning, and give students a chance to partake in practice quizzes and mock patient interviews.All training materials are freely available online, and you can find a suggested study guide on our study resources page which will be used by the clubs for group study.
Please visit our pages from previous Brain Bees with information about the competitions as well as our previous winners: