Celebrating science with the community

Trainees, faculty and staff supported a number of community outreach activities in April and May, including Brain Bee, Discovery Days and Science Rendezvous.

Part of a worldwide initiative, the London Brain Bee was open to high school students from across the London region. Participants explored a human brain specimen, and competed individually by answering questions based on an introductory neuroscience booklet. The winner advances to the Canadian National Brain Bee at McMaster.

Organized by the Canadian Medical Hall of Fame, Discovery Days in Health Sciences is a one-day annual event that gives high school students an opportunity to explore a variety of career options in health and medicine. This year's programming included a keynote lecture by MD/PhD Candidate Tavis Apramian, interactive workshops and a career panel discussion.

Science Rendezvous takes science, technology, engineering, art and math out of the lab and onto the street for community discovery and exploration. Western was one of several event sites across Canada this year. Volunteers created hands-on demonstrations and experiments to showcase the amazing feats of science and engineering, with the hope of inspiring the next generation.

View photos from these outreach activities. Can't see the slideshow below? Click here.