The University of Lethbridge will showcase its world-renowned neuroscience research with a number of activities surrounding Brain Awareness Week, Mar. 10-14.
From the CCBN Open House and Brain Awareness Fair to a series of visits to southern Alberta schools and Dr. Gerlinde Metz’s public presentation, the U of L is inviting the community to become engaged with the ground-breaking discoveries taking place right here in southern Alberta.
“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.
Tuesday, Mar. 11
Public Presentation – The Brain on Stress: How Experience Affects Health and Disease, Dr. Gerlinde Metz
7 p.m., Yates Memorial Centre
Dr. Gerlinde Metz, U of L professor in neuroscience and a Senior Scholar of Alberta Innovates - Health Solutions (AIHS), discusses her cutting-edge research on brain health and stress.
Saturday, Mar. 15
CCBN Open House and Brain Awareness Fair
10 a.m. to 1 p.m., Canadian Centre for Behavioural Neuroscience
Step inside and learn about the world-renowned research and groundbreaking discoveries taking place right here in southern Alberta. In addition, local organizations will be on hand with brain-related materials and information. Everyone is welcome and there will be activities for children.
As well, researchers from the CCBN will be making presentations throughout the week at Lethbridge College, Chinook High School, Winston Churchill High School, Lethbridge Collegiate Institute, the Lethbridge Senior Citizens Organization and Magrath Elementary School.
For a look at some of the world-class research initiatives ongoing within the CCBN, check out this link.