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Guelph Brain Bee

The Guelph Brain Bee

The 2024 Guelph Brain Bee will take place, in-person, on Saturday, March 23, 2024.

Mark your calendars and register for the 2024 Guelph Brain Bee here by March 16th

The Canadian National Brain Bee is a neuroscience competition for high school students, grades 9 through 12, that has been running since 2008. To compete in the Canadian National, students must first compete in a regional brain bee competition in Canada. The top place winner of each official regional brain bee will advance to the Canadian National level of competition. Finally, the top place champion of the Canadian National Brain Bee will advance to the next level of competition: the International Brain Bee (39 countries currently involved).

We are hosting the Guelph regional competition once again at the University of Guelph. The event will be held in the Summerlee Science Complex and teaching lab spaces (for demonstrations), and many graduate students, faculty and staff have volunteered to assist.

Tentative Schedule

11:30am Meet and greet.
12pm Welcome address, Rules and Overview of the Competition and Lunch
1pm – 1st competition component: on-screen multiple choice questions with scantron
1:45pm Break (marking of 1st component)
2pm Neuroscience demonstrations
2:30pm 2nd competition component: short answer questions
3pm Break (grading of short answers) (drinks and snacks)
3:15pm Neuroscience Panel (faculty, grad students, undergrads of neuroscience program) informal info session with Q and A
4pm Final competition component: showdown of the top 3 participants Oral competition – timed (a series of questions within a certain time and number correct)
4:15pm Break (for judges to confer, and giving all participants gift bags)
4:30pm Announcement of the winners, handing out prizes and concluding statements
5pm Clean-up