Victoria Brain Bee

6th Annual Victoria Brain Bee!

What:

A chance to showcase your knowledge of the brain in a fun neuroscience themed competition at the University of Victoria.

When:

9am-12pm, April 22nd, 2017 

Where:

Medical Sciences Building, Room 139, University of Victoria. Maps available at https://www.uvic.ca/home/about/campus-info/maps/

Who:

All high school students in Victoria and surrounding areas are eligible to compete.

How:

Sign up for the event here. (You don’t need to bring the ticket to the event to participate!)

Studying resources can be found below and information about the National Brain Bee can be found on this page.

Study Resources

Neuroscience and the Brain

http://brain.mcmaster.ca/BrainBee/Neuroscience.Science.of.the.Brain.pdf

http://brain.mcmaster.ca/BrainBee/about.the.book.pdf

Neuroscience: Exploring the Brain (3rd Edition)

http://brainbee.ca/wp-content/uploads/2015/03/Bear_ch2.pdf

http://brainbee.ca/wp-content/uploads/2016/03/Bear-ch7.pdf

http://brainbee.ca/wp-content/uploads/2016/03/Bear-ch7appendix.pdf

http://brainbee.ca/wp-content/uploads/2016/03/Bear-ch15.pdf

http://brainbee.ca/wp-content/uploads/2016/03/Bear-ch22.pdf

For Neuroanatomy make sure to check the following:

http://www9.biostr.washington.edu/da.html

http://faculty.washington.edu/chudler/nsdivide.html

http://www.med.wayne.edu/diagRadiology/Anatomy_Modules/brain/brain.html

http://library.med.utah.edu/WebPath/HISTHTML/NEURANAT/NEURANCA.html

http://www.getbodysmart.com/ap/nervoussystem/cns/brain/menu/menu.html

For the Winner of Local Brain Bee, these additional resources will be included in the National Brain Bee exam, as well as the same resources for the local Bee:

Textbook: Bear, Connors & Paradiso (Neuroscience: Exploring the brain, 3rd edition) starting with 3 chapters:
Chapter 2: Neurons and glia
Chapter 7: Structure of the nervous system
Chapter 22: Mental illness
and most likely, the chapter 7 appendix: Illustrated guide to human anatomy.

 

Why:

The top student gets a “day in the lab” shadowing a neuroscience researcher at UVic as they perform experiments. The winner also gets to compete at the National Brain Bee at McMaster University in Hamilton, Ontario.

For more information about the Victoria Brain Bee, contact Juan Sanchez-Arias, a PhD student from the Division of Medical Science at UVIC at victoria@brainbee.ca or juansa@uvic.ca.