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Brain Bee FAQs

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)


1. Who is eligible to participate at the Toronto Brain Bee?
Answer: All high-school students from the Greater Toronto Area (GTA). A student is only allowed to participate in a single national Brain Bee event (per year) taking place in the nearest proximity to his/her high-school.  

2. Is there a registration fee for the Toronto Brain Bee or NeuroSci 101?
Answer: No fee is required. But the student/teacher/sponsor are expected to inform us if any withdrawal occurs.

3. Who can be a Sponsor?
Answer: A Brain Bee contestant sponsor can be an adult such as a parent or teacher. The sponsor ensures that the student participant is prepared for and attends the competition following registration.  

4. Is there a maximum number of competitors that can attend from a particular school?
Answer: No

5. What is the format of the Toronto Brain Bee competition?
Answer: It is a written competition featuring three rounds of multiple choice, fill in the blanks and true/false questions.

6. Where can I find sample questions for the Toronto Brain Bee?
Answer: Please check the following link: Toronto Brain Bee Sample Questions

7. How can I find out more about the CPIN neuroscience course for high school students (NeuroSci 101)?
Answer: Please check the following link: http://www.neuroscience.utoronto.ca/events/course.htm.

8. Are there any additional materials other than the study guides found on the Toronto Brain Bee website that you would recommend?
Answer: The students are expected to understand the materials in the two study guides that can be found on our website (http://www.neuroscience.utoronto.ca/events/brainbee.htm). Other related information can be found from independent sources.

9. What is the date for the next Toronto Brain Bee competition?
Answer: March 31, 2017 (Friday). More details can be found here: http://www.neuroscience.utoronto.ca/events/brainbee.htm

The organizing committee of the 2017 Toronto Brain Bee is comprised of UofT faculty and graduate student members: Morgan Barense (Psychology), Nancy Dong (Graduate student, Physiology), Jonathan Dostrovsky (Professor Emeritus Physiology; Advisor), Azadeh Farzan (Computer Science), Zhong-Ping Feng (Physiology; Committee Chair), William Ju (Human Biology), Amy Ramsey (Pharmacology), Ali Salahpour (Pharmacology), Hong-Shuo Sun (IMS/Surgery-Anatomy) and Suhail Asrar (CPIN Office).