Myra Fernandes (Memory and the life cycle of the brain): Myra Fernandes is a professor in cognitive neuroscience at the University of Waterloo. Her research identifies cognitive processes and key brain structures supporting memory function. She will discuss the brain changes that accompany aging and how they impact our ability to think, communicate, and remember, and outline techniques to enhance memory capability and performance. Dr.
The University of Waterloo acknowledges that much of our work takes place on the traditional territory of the Neutral, Anishinaabeg and Haudenosaunee peoples. Our main campus is situated on the Haldimand Tract, the land promised to the Six Nations that includes six miles on each side of the Grand River. Our active work toward reconciliation takes place across our campuses through research, learning, teaching, and community building, and is centralized within our Indigenous Initiatives Office.