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

Eighth Annual McMaster Brain Bee
February 22, 2011

The Annual McMaster Brain Bee competition is open to students from Hamilton-Halton-Niagara regions and surrounding area high schools.

Here's all the information you need for 2011:

The competition starts at 1:00 PM on Tuesday February 22, 2011. Come to the lobby of the Psychology Building on McMaster campus. There will be someone there to greet you.
Click here for a map!

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

Here is the 2011 Brain Bee flyer
and here are the 2010 tips for teachers (2011 tips are the same).

Start studying for the 2010 competition! Even just participating is a valuable experience that you can add to your resume. In addition to the possibility of winning prizes and fame!

Winners of the Seventh Annual McMaster Brain Bee
February 16, 2010

First Place: Maria Seraj, from Bishop Ryan High School

Second Place: Shawna Thompson, from Highland Secondary School

Third Place: Samiksha Kaul, from Westmount Secondary School

Here are our top 5 finalists!

From left to right:
Fifth: Jessica Blackwood, from Hillfield Strathallan
Fourth: Wesley Stevens, from Westmount Secondary School
Third: Samiksha Kaul, from Westmount Secondary School
Second: Shawna Thompson, from Highland Secondary School
First: Maria Seraj, from Bishop Ryan High School

Writing the exam

Competitors fielding questions

Maria Seraj, the winner of the 2010 McMaster Brain Bee, will represent us at the Third Annual CIHR Canadian National Brain Bee (CCNBB) on May 30, 2010. Big cash prizes! Trophies! Recognition! Stuff to add to your resume! Competitors from all over Canada will come to compete for the National title. Check out the CCNBB website for some great highlights of the National competition: http://brainbee.ca.

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 CIHR Canadian National Brain Bee in the spring, the first place winner takes home a Traveling trophy plaque with their name engraved to display in their school trophy case for one year. Think of the fame!

First, second, and third place winners also receive engraved trophy plaques to keep. All the participants get a beautiful Participation Certificate, and a goodie bag with some neat stuff!

The winner of the CIHR Canadian National Brain Bee will represent Canada at the International Brain Bee to be held in San Diego California, in August of 2010. Competitors from countries all over the world will compete for the International title and prizes! More cash prizes! More trophies! More fame!

We would love to see you at our 2011 competition! Please consider joining us!

The Annual McMaster Brain Bee would not be possible without the help of our volunteers, who are
staff, faculty, graduate students, and undergraduate students from PNB and MiNDS).
Thank You! Without you, the brain bee would not happen!

The 7th Annual McMaster Brain Bee was held on February 16, 2010, beginning at 1:00 PM,
in the Psychology Building (Lecture Hall 155), at McMaster University, in Hamilton, Ontario.
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)
Titles Bookstore at McMaster
Experiential Education, Faculty of Social Sciences at McMaster
McMaster Alumni Association

Check out our previous McMaster Brain Bee Competitions!
2009 Brain Bee
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