Welcome to the Official Website for the
Annual McMaster University Brain Bee

Congratulations everyone!
We had a very exciting 2008
Fifth Annual McMaster Brain Bee!

We have our 1st, 2nd, and 3rd place winners!
All our winners are from the same school -- Centennial CVI
From left to right in the photo:
Isdin Oke: First Place
Colin Perkins: Second Place
James Scott: Third Place

Isdin Oke will represent McMaster at the First Annual Canadian National Brain Bee! The Canadian National Brain Bee will be held at McMaster on May 9-10, 2008. Competitors from all over Canada will come to compete for the National title.

The winner of the Canadian National Brain Bee will go on to compete in the International Brain Bee in Montreal on May 25-26, 2008. Competitors from countries all over the world will compete for the International title and prizes!

We had a record number of participants this year -- 37 students from 8 schools competed for the local McMaster prize. Check back soon for more photos and details!

Media interest (links coming soon):
McMaster Daily News
Live radio interview on Scott Thompson's show on 900 AM CHML
Hamilton Spectator
Channel 14 Urban Cut

There are great prizes and trophies at all levels of the competition! In addition to representing McMaster University and the Hamilton-Halton-Niagara Region at the First Canadian National Brain Bee in May, the first place winner takes home a Traveling trophy plaque to display at the winner's school for one year.

Still more! First and second place prizes included a Samsung Laser Printer, and a 20" LCD panel, donated by Telecom Computer.
1st, 2nd, and 3rd place winners received an engraved trophy plaque to keep. All the participants got a beautiful Participation Certificate, and a goodie bag with some neat stuff!

2008 Brain Bee schedule
The Annual McMaster Brain Bee competition is open to students from Hamilton-Halton-Niagara regions and surrounding area high schools. Starting thinking ahead to the 2009 brain bee!

If your school was not involved this year, we would love to see you at our 2009 competition! Please consider joining us! And as a little added incentive: Do you think your school can compete against Centennial CVI? Are you going to let them win again next year??

2008 Brain Bee flyer.
2008 tips for teachers who want to encourage their students to participate.

What Is The Brain Bee?
How to Register
How to Prepare.
All questions for the local brain bees come from the Brain Facts book.

The Annual McMaster Brain Bee would not be possible without the help of our volunteers.
We would like to thank the more than 35 volunteers
(staff, faculty, graduate students, undergraduate students from PNB and MiNDS).
Thank You! Without you, the brain bee would not happen!

The 5th Annual McMaster Brain Bee was held on February 19, 2008,
in the Psychology Building (Lecture Hall 155), at McMaster University, in Hamilton, Ontario.
The 6th Annual McMaster Brain Bee will be held in February of 2009 (exact date to be announced).
Click here for a map!

The local McMaster Brain Bee is sponsored by
Department of Psychology, Neuroscience & Behaviour (PNB)
Faculty of Science at McMaster
McMaster Institute for Neuroscience Discovery and Study (MiNDS)
Telecom Computer

Check out our previous McMaster Brain Bee Competitions!
2007 Brain Bee
2006 Brain Bee
2005 Brain Bee
2004 Brain Bee

Would you like to learn more about the Brain Bee?

contact Dr. Judith M Shedden at McMaster University by phone or email:
905-525-9140 x24345