Congratulations to Adil Abdulla who represented Ottawa at the 2012 Canadian National Brain Bee on May 26th at McMaster University, placing second! See the 2012 Ottawa Brain Bee section below and the Canadian National Brain Bee website for details from the 2012 competition.
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The 2012 Ottawa Brain Bee was held at Carleton University on Saturday, April 28th, 2012.
In preparation for the competition, students studied the Society for Neuroscience's Brain Facts book and learned about topics such as memory, sleep, perception, stress, aging, brain disorders and neuroanatomy.
Ten students from six local high schools participated in the event. They represented these schools: Ashbury College, Colonel By Secondary School, Lisgar Collegiate Institute, Earl of March Secondary School, St. Matthew High School and St. Patrick's High School.
On the day of the competition, the students wrote a multiple choice test. Neuroscience presentations were given by Dr. Alfonso Abizaid from Carleton University, Dr. Claude Messier from University of Ottawa and Andrew Faulkner from Personal Neuro Devices. The event wrapped up with a tour of the neuroscience research laboratories in the Life Sciences Research Building. Thank you to all participants, attendees and volunteers.
Congratulations to the participants: Adil Abdulla, Anita Dabirzadeh, Christina Rizk, Siran Sun, Noga Aharony, Maryam Tarar, Andrew van den Hoeven, Monica Kim, Cletus Kim.
Adil Abdulla came in first place. Cletus Kim and Maryam Tarar tied for second place. Ashbury College had the best overall school participation. Adil represented Ottawa at the National Brain Bee at McMaster University, held from May 25-26, 2012, placing second. Feel free to watch the video below with shots from the neuroanatomy and patient diagnosis sessions at the 2012 Canadian National Brain Bee.