Brain Awareness Week

ANOTHER GREAT WEEK OF NEUROSCIENCE DISCOVERY

March 11-17, 2019

There have been significant advances in brain research in recent years, increasing understanding of the brain and raising awareness and support for ongoing research.

Join University of Lethbridge researchers, students and community partners at Brain Awareness Week activities to learn more about these advances and what they mean for overall brain health.

Free Public Talk

Tuesday, March 12, 2019  |  7 p.m.

Lethbridge Senior Centre Organization (LSCO)  |  500 11 Street South  |  Lethbridge, Alta. 

How your Brain Maps the World
Dr. G. Campbelle Teskey
Hotchkiss Brain Institute & Department of Cell Biology and Anatomy  |  University of Calgary

Your brain takes in information through your eyes, ears, and skin and then makes sense of it. How is this done? It turns out that your brain is organized to make maps of the sensory world. This lecture will describe how your brain creates maps for seeing, hearing, touching, as well as moving, and what happens when something goes wrong.

Open House BAW

CCBN Open House and Brain Awareness Fair

Saturday, March 16, 2019  |  10 a.m  to 1 p.m.

Canadian Centre for Behavioural Neuroscience
University of Lethbridge  |  4401 University Drive West  |  Lethbridge, Alta.

Everyone is welcome at this FREE event, which includes activities for children. Parking is free.

Dementia and Your Brain Health

Dementia and Your Brain Health

Saturday, March 16, 2019

In the next ten years, the number of people suffering from Alzheimer’s Disease is expected to skyrocket.  How will we tackle one of biggest health care challenges of the 21st century?

While we don’t have the answer yet, this is a time of unprecedented promise. Join guest speaker Jay Ingram, science broadcaster and writer who co-hosted Discovery Channel’s Daily Planet for 16 years, to learn more about the recent advances in Alzheimer’s research and brain health.

Following the talk, a panel discussion will focus on supporting those impacted by the disease, highlighting research developments, caregiver supports and how we as a community can come together to ensure a brighter future for those impacted by Alzheimer’s and dementia.

Whether you’ve been diagnosed yourself or care for someone with the disease, join us to learn more about vital research, programs and resources for those living with Alzheimer’s Disease.

This event features guest speaker Jay Ingram, science broadcaster and writer who co-hosted Discovery Channel’s Daily Planet for 16 years. Join him to learn more about Alzheimer’s Disease and improving overall brain health.

Following the talk, a panel discussion will focus on supporting those impacted by the disease, highlighting research developments, caregiver supports and how we as a community can come together to improve the lives of people living with Alzheimer’s Disease.

2 p.m. Keynote by Jay Ingram
3 p.m. Panel discussion

Grand Ballroom  |  Sandman Hotel Lethbridge Lodge
320 Scenic Drive South  |  Lethbridge, Alta.

Tickets $5  |  Purchase tickets here.

Tickets are also available for purchase at:

  • Alzheimer Society of Alberta and North West Territories  |  #40, 1202 2 Avenue South
  • LSCO  |  500 11 St S
  • Nord-Bridge Seniors Centre  |  1904 13 Ave N

Proceeds from this event will be directed to the University of Lethbridge Alzheimer’s Disease Catalyst Fund.

For more information, please contact us via email (ccbn@uleth.ca) or by phone 403-332-4099.