Seventh Annual Competition
2014-groupMay 31st
McMaster University

Beatrix Wang (Guelph Brain Bee) has won the Canadian National Brain Bee!  Michael Liu (Toronto Brain Bee) was a close second, and Naman Siddique(Calgary Brain Bee) was a close third.  All thirteen competitors performed amazingly – congratulations everyone!

More photos can be found here.

Back Row (left to right):
Dr. Judith Shedden (Brain Bee chair), 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), Dr. Eric Marcotte (CIHR).

Front Row (left to right):
Jessiya Vanderberg (Kingston Brain Bee), Katrina Vizely (Victoria Brain Bee), Beatrix Wang (Guelph Brain Bee), Michael Liu (Toronto Brain Bee), Naman Siddique (Calgary Brain Bee).

Like our page on Facebook! and check there for updates about the International Brain Bee August 6-10 2014.  You can also follow the IBB on Twitter @2014IBB.  Michael Liu (2nd place winner) will be posting Twitter updates throughout the IBB.

CTV News and Canada AM interview with Beatrix.
OMNI News Mandarin (aired July 31, 2014) (broken link – I’m searching for a fix)

On May 31st the top high school students from across Canada will come to McMaster University to compete for the CIHR Canadian National Brain Bee championship. These are the top students who have already won their regional competitions. They will meet to engage in challenging events, testing their knowledge of neuroscience and their skills at patient diagnosis and neuroanatomy.

Competitors will come from 13 cities across Canada, from coast to coast.

All of the competitors will take home an experience of a lifetime.  Our 1st, 2nd, and 3rd place winners will also take home trophies and cash prizes ($1500 for first place; $1000 second place; $500 third place). The very top student also takes home a travelling trophy to display at their school for one year, and is given the opportunity to work as a summer intern in a neuroscience laboratory.

The challenge is not over for the CIHR Canadian National Brain Bee champion.  The winner will represent Canada at the International Brain Bee (IBB).  The 2014 IBB willl be held in Washington DC, in conjunction with the annual meeting of the American Psychological Association (August 7-10, 2014).

Good luck to Beatrix Wang at the International Brain Bee in Washington in August!