Toronto Brain Bee

The Canadian Brain Bee Final Showdown will be held at the 2024 CAN conference in Vancouver, BC! 

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About Brain Bee

The Brain Bee is a written knowledge based competition for high school students. It tests the knowledge of the students in neuroscience. The original contest format was derived from the traditional Spelling Bee. 

The Toronto Brain Bee is a local competition for high school students in the GTA region. The champion will compete in the National Brain Bee.

Study Guides

By McGovern Medical School & the University of Texas Health Science Center at Huston
By the International Youth Neuroscience Association (IYNA) Bootcamp dates: Saturdays and Sundays, November and December 2023  Application deadline: October 14th, 2023. (Application fee: 2 USD.)

The 2023 National Championship will be held on May 19-20, 2023, at McMaster University, Hamilton.

The 2023 International Brain Bee will take place in Washington DC in conjunction with the American Psychological Association annual conference, August 3-5, 2023. 

Frequently Asked Questions

Are there any additional materials other than the study guides found on the Toronto Brain Bee website that you would recommend?

The students are expected to understand the materials in the two study guides (links on this webpage). Other related information can be found from independent sources.

Is there a registration fee for the Toronto Brain Bee or NeuroSci 101?

No fee is required. But the student/teacher/sponsor are expected to inform us if any withdrawal occurs.

What is the format of the Toronto Brain Bee competition?

It is a written competition featuring three rounds of multiple choice, fill in the blanks, and true/false questions.

When is the next Toronto Brain Bee competition?

The next Toronto Brain Bee competition will be held on Friday, April 14, 2023.

Who can be a sponsor?

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. 

Who is eligible to participate at the Toronto Brain Bee?

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 their high-school.