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Volume 35 Number 15

Mar. 20, 2003

The brains have it!

Brain Storm 2003
Photo by HSIMS
Models of brains decorated desks at the March 11 Brain Storm 2003, held at Holy Heart High School in St. John’s. Seventeen students from four local high schools competed enthusiastically in the live question and answer competition that tests the students’ knowledge of the brain and how it relates to intelligence, memory, emotions, sensations, movement, stress, aging, sleep and brain disorders. The winners were: Laura Craig, Holy Heart (first place); Jordan Green, Bishop’s College (second place) and Randy Malone, Bishop’s College (third place). The event was sponsored by the local chapter of the Society for Neuroscience, Faculty of Medicine, Memorial University, and Bayer. Cash prizes were provided by Bayer. A new activity held locally to celebrate Brain Awareness Week was a Brain Art Competition in which students were given the chance to recreate the brain of any person in any context. First prize went to Stephanie Shears, Holy Spirit High School, for her piece Mindset; second place went to David Purdy, Holy Spirit High, for Occipitally Incorrect; and third place was won by Rob Arnott, also of Holy Spirit High for The Risk. The design of the first-place art submission was used for the Brain Storm T-shirts and will also be used on the posters for next year’s competition. All art submissions will be displayed at the Faculty of Medicine, Health Sciences Centre, for three months.

Inside the Gazette this week

Dr. Steve Darcy Reaching out Dr. Beverley Diamond

High note

Katie Norman

Next issue: April, 2003

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