Brain Awareness Week

Each year the Lethbridge Chapter of the Society for Neuroscience recognizes Brain Awareness Week (BAW). BAW is the global campaign to increase public awareness of the progress and benefits of brain research.

Every March, the Canadian Centre for Behavioural Neuroscience (CCBN) engages in a week-long celebration of the brain for people of all ages.

We open the doors to the CCBN and invite the public in to tour labs and meet the scientists. Refreshments and a fun room for kids with educational brain related activities are available.

Brain Awareness Week 2017

The University of Lethbridge will showcase its world-renowned neuroscience research with a number of activities surrounding Brain Awareness Week, Mar. 14-18, 2017.

“The Canadian Centre for Behavioural Neuroscience is the only research facility of its kind in Canada,” says Dr. Artur Luczak, a neuroscience researcher and professor in the CCBN. “We want the public to step inside and learn about the incredible activities that are taking place in their community. Everyone is welcome and all ages are encouraged to participate.”

The following events are free and open to the public.

Event: The Search for Consciousness
Date: Tuesday, March 14, 2017
Time: 7 p.m. (start)
Location: Yates Memorial Centre, 1002-4th Ave. South, Lethbridge

FREE. Everyone welcome. Seating is limited so arrive early.

Sponsored by the Harley Hotchkiss memorial fund, the Arts and Science Dean's Office, and the The Society for Neuroscience, Lethbridge Chapter.

A free lecture by Dr. Adrian Owen on his research utilizing neuroimaging to study disorders of consciousness resulting from brain injury. Dr. Owen is the University of Western Ontario Canada Excellence Research Chair in Cognitive Imaging & Neuroscience.

Event: CCBN Open House & Brain Awareness Fair
Date: Saturday, March 18, 2017
Time: 10 a.m. – 1 p.m.
Location: CCBN, University of Lethbridge, 4401 University Drive West

Everyone is welcome at this free event, which includes activities for children and free parking in LOT M.

The Canadian Centre for Behavioural Neuroscience is the only research facility of its kind in Canada. Step inside and learn about the ground-breaking discoveries we’re making here in southern Alberta.

For more information, please contact us via email (euston@uleth.ca) or by phone 403-394-3915.