Brain Awareness Week on campus

The research, technical and administrative group at the Canadian Centre for Behavioural Neuroscience (CCBN) is inviting the community to Brain Awareness Week, Mar. 12-18.

This popular, free event helps the public learn more about the brain and the various ways in which researchers at the U of L are working on brain-related illness, such as stroke, Parkinson's disease, Alzheimers, and much more. An open house at the CCBN, plus a talk by noted neuroscience researcher Dr. Bryan Kolb are the main agenda items for the week.

On Tuesday, Mar. 13, Kolb will present Environment, Brain Development and Health at 7 p.m. in the Yates Memorial Theatre. The event is free but seating is limited. Kolb will discuss the impact of the environment on brain development and how it relates to health.

On Saturday, Mar. 17, the CCBN, the only research facility of its kind in Canada, allows the public to step inside and learn about the world-renowned research and groundbreaking discoveries taking place right here in southern Alberta at its annual Open House. In addition, local organizations will be on hand with brain-related materials and information.

The Open House runs from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m.