Brain Awareness Week 2014

During the week of March 10-14th, the Laboratory for Brain Recovery and Function organized and engaged in “Brain Awareness Week”. BAW is a campaign that seeks to increase public knowledge surrounding the importance and benefit of brain research. This global event is meant to engage people of all ages and provide a point of contact between the community, researchers, and organizations.

Dr. Shaun Boe, with the assistance of Janet Green, was the coordinator for BAW Halifax this year. Due to the support of local volunteers, groups, and associations, many free events were offered this year, including:

  • IWK Brain Fair – Information and demonstrations for a healthier brain
  • Brain Trivia Night – a fun filled night of ‘brain’ facts
  • Discovery Centre Brain Activities and Demonstration – a great way for all ages to learn about the brain in an interactive environment
  • Ask the Experts: An informal discussion of stroke rehabilitation, ageing, and brain plasticity

Thank you to all of those who joined us in this year’s Brain Awareness Week. It could not have been possible without the support and enthusiasm of all those involved!