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

Congratulations everyone!
We very much enjoyed the 2009
Sixth Annual McMaster Brain Bee!

Our first place winner is Julia Shin from Iroquois Ridge High School in Oakville.

Hamilton Spectator article

Julia will represent McMaster at the Second Annual Canadian National Brain Bee! The Canadian National Brain Bee will be held at McMaster in May, 2009. 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 Toronto in August, 2009. Competitors from countries all over the world will compete for the International title and prizes!

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 Second 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.

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!

The top 5 competitors enter the final oral elimination rounds.
From left to right:
Second Place: Bryn Wilson, T.A. Blakelock High School
First Place: Julia Shin, Iroquois Ridge High School
Fourth Place: John Atkinson, Our Lady of Lourdes Catholic High School
Fifth Place: Danielle Heaton, Eden High School / Lakeport Secondary School
Third Place: Iouliana Polar, E.C. Drury High School

We hope to see you in the crowd in 2010!

Check out more photos here

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 2010 brain bee! If your school was not involved this year, we would love to see you at our 2010 competition. Please consider joining us!
2009 Brain Bee flyer.
2009 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 6th 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)

Check out our previous McMaster Brain Bee Competitions!
2008 Brain Bee
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