Toronto Brain Bee

Congratulations to all participants for competing at the 2024 Toronto Brain Bee!

Thank you to all volunteer graduate students, faculty and sponsors for all your support. 

Be sure to check out the Virtual Competition on April 20th, 2024 and the Final Showdown at the 2024 Canadian Association for Neurosciences annual meeting in Vancouver on May 19-22nd, 2024, and support Aidan Wang, our first place winner at the 2024 Toronto Brain Bee!

Feel free to read our Toronto Brain Bee Report to know more about our event!

We look forward to seeing all returning and new competitors at the 2025 Toronto Brain Bee competition. 

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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 2024 National Brain Bee Competition will be held in two phases: Toronto Brain Bee winners are invited to compete in the first phase, virtually on on Saturday, April 20, 2024 and the Final Showdown will be held in-person at the 2024 Canadian Association for Neurosciences annual meeting in Vancouver on May 19-22, 2024.

The 2024 International Brain Bee will take place virtually, in conjunction with Neuroscience 2024 in Chicago Illinois, October 5-9, 2024. 

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.

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, March 22, 2024.

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.