The contest, open to Grade 9 to 12 students, is one of 13 brain bees scheduled across Canada this winter and spring. It raises awareness about neuroscience by challenging students to answer questions about the brain.
The unique program designed for pregnant First Nations women will begin this spring in several communities across Ontario and Manitoba. First Nations populations have a higher-than-average rate of dental caries - a bacterial disease that results in tooth decay.
The medal was presented in Baltimore during the annual meeting of District II of the Council for Advancement and Support of Education. At the same event, Waterloo received several awards for a program aimed at involving alumni in student recruitment.
Maurice Dusseault and Steve Evans, professors in the department of earth and environmental sciences, will examine the geoengineering triumph in a lecture entitled Disaster and Deliverance: The Chilean Mine Rescue.
Poplin, author of Finding Calcutta and Voices from the Inside: A Report on Schooling from Inside the Classroom, will give a public lecture, Christianity: How the Religious Worldview Became a Secret. It takes place Thursday, Feb. 10 at 7:30 p.m. in the Humanities Theatre, located in the University of Waterloo's J. G Hagey Hall of the Humanities.