The brain bee is a grass roots organization run by volunteers.  There is a huge amount of effort that goes into making the brain bee a success each year, at the local, national, and international levels.

Many thanks to ALL these wonderful people, many of whom I have listed below.
– Dr. Judith Shedden, Chair, CCNBB

Volunteers and Staff who made it happen n 2015:

Esther Manoian:  Coordinator
Dr. Ayesha Khan:  Coordinator
Tyler Pollock:  Coordinator, Master of Ceremonies
Dr. Nikol Piskuric:  Judge
Dr. Rajesh Ramachandran-Nair:  Judge
Dr. Laurie Doering:  Neuroanatomy bell-ringer
Dr. Eric Marcotte:  CIHR representative

Irina Ghilic:  Friday ice-breaker
Deanne Wah: Social media, patient diagnosis, worker bee
Raha Hassan: worker bee
Stefania Cerisano: worker bee
Kaian Unwalla: Question reader
Julie Conder: Question reader, neuroanatomy bell-ringer
Juliana Kent: Timer
Simon Wilson: Photographer
Annie Cheng: Photographer
Colleen Rolland: LIVE Lab tour
Carl Karichian: LIVE Lab tour
Amentha Rajagobal: Motion simulator tour
Arpa Modi: worker bee
Sarah Kent: worker bee

Standardized patients from Centre for Simulation-based Learning
Staff in Psychology, Neuroscience & Behaviour
Local Brain Bee organizers across Canada
All the competitors and families and teachers


Volunteers and Staff who made it happen in 2014:

Esther Manoian:  Coordinator
Irina Ghilic:  Coordinator
Dr. Ayesha Khan:  Coordinator
Matt Pachai:  Coordinator, Master of Ceremonies
Branavan Manoranjan:  Coordinator
Dr. Steven Brown:  Judge
Dr. Rajesh Ramachandran-Nair:  Judge
Dr. Laurie Doering:  Neuroanatomy bell-ringer
Dr. Eric Marcotte:  CIHR representative

So many Worker Bees:

Julie Condor, Kaian Unwalla:  question readers
Shama Padke:  Countdown clock control
Jason Fan, Brij Karmur, Teddy Saull, Ally Scione, Emese Sykes,
Mary Sourial, Carman Brown, Kathleen Oliver, Marissa Lu, Deanne Wah,
Jennifer Ann Klowak, Joey Legere
Roberto Valdizon, Tyler Pollock: research talks
Mathangi Selvanmenan: tutor

Science Media Lab (Nerd Hive):

Chris McAllister: A/V, tech support, videographer
Simon Wilson: Canadian Press Photographer

Thank you for opening your labs to us:

LIVE Lab:  Janice Shearer and Dana Swarbrick, tour guides
Motion Simulator Lab:  Shedden lab

Standarized Patient Program:

Professionally trained Standardized Patients

Staff in Psychology, Neuroscience & Behaviour:

They do so much behind the scenes:
Milica Pavlica, Sally Presutti, Wendy Selbie, Ann Hollingshead, Nancy Riddell, Gary Weatherill, Miro Cika, Stacey Smith, Mirjana Celic

Local Brain Bee organizers and volunteers across Canada

and all the high school students, their parents, and their teachers.

 


 

Volunteers and Staff who made it happen in 2013:

Esther Manoian:  Coordinator
Irina Ghilic:  Coordinator
Matt Pachai:  Coordinator, Master of Ceremonies
Dr. Gautam Ullal:  Judge
Dr. Rajesh Ramachandran-Nair:  Judge
Dr. Laurie Doering:  Neuroanatomy bell-ringer
Dr. Eric Marcotte:  CIHR representative

So many Worker Bees:

Maria Giammarco:  question reader
Juliana Loureiro: question reader, jello brains, chocolate brains
Timmie Li:  Countdown clock control, lab tours
Shama Padke: , Monika Polakowska, Maitreyi Ramachandran, Pauline Capelle:  graders
Stefania Cerisano, Sarah Kent, Stefania Cerisano, Sarah Williamson: gofers, set-up, take-down, lab tours, registration

Science Media Lab (Nerd Hive):

Chris McAllister: A/V, tech support
Greg Atkinson: videographer
Tony Hoang: photography

Simon Wilson: CP Photographer

Thank you for opening your labs to us:

Dr. Michael Schutz, Jennifer Harris (tour of the Schutz MAPLE lab)
Dr. Sheila SinghDr. Karun Singh, Branavan Manoranjan, and other students (tour of stem-cell research lab)

Medical students:

who assisted with question preparation, lab tours, bell-ringer, patient diagnosis:
Branavan Manoranjan, Nisha Arora, Jennifer Ann Klowak (bell-ringer), Natalie Marie Lidster (patient diagnosis), Alexandra Shaina Rendely, Priscilla Kwan, Jonathan Lipszyc, Nissi Wei, Stephanie Reiter, and several other students who portrayed patients in the patient diagnosis exam.

Standarized Patient Program:

Professionally trained Standardized Patients

Staff in Psychology, Neuroscience & Behaviour:

They do so much behind the scenes:
Milica Pavlica, Sally Presutti, Wendy Selbie, Ann Hollingshead, Nancy Riddell, Gary Weatherill, Stacey Smith

Local Brain Bee organizers and volunteers across Canada

and all the high school students, their parents, and their teachers.