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 2018

The University of Lethbridge will showcase its world-renowned neuroscience research with a number of activities surrounding Brain Awareness Week, Mar. 13-17, 2018.

“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 Plastic Brain: How the brain is able to adapt to blindness, amputation, deafness, and stroke
Date: Tuesday, March 13, 2018
Time: 7 p.m. (start)
Location: Lethbridge Senior Citizen's Organization, 500 - 11th Street 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 Society for Neuroscience, Lethbridge Chapter.

A free lecture by Dr. Stephen G. Lomber from the University of Western Ontario. Dr. Lomber is the Canadian Research Chair in Brain Plasticity and Development and Professor of Physiology, Pharamcology, and Psychology. 


Event: CCBN Open House & Brain Awareness Fair
Date: Saturday, March 17, 2018
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 ( or by phone 403-332-4099.