On June 25th we gathered in the art studios at University of Toronto Schools to work with students and learn what they think young people would like to know about the brain... and how they'd like to receive & use this information.
On April 10th, 2014, aspiring students of all grades, teachers, and staff of the University of Toronto Schools attended the Alzheimer Society of Canada and Firefly Symposium on the Brain. The symposium, which featured several accomplished guest speakers, focused on the discussion of Alzheimer’s disease, a common form of dementia, innovative methods of treatment for the condition, and inspiring the younger generation to think about the brain.
Firefly is honored to be the cause that Trinity College has chosen to support in 2012.
The University of Trinity College, commonly known as Trinity College and informally Trin, is a college of the University of Toronto, founded in 1851 by Bishop John Strachan, and continues to this day to embrace a rich history of tradition. This includes two formal dances each year, the first of which is the Saint's Ball.
In 2011 we created a series of mini-documentaries called the Bright Lights Video Project, following the top three Brain Bee competitors in the areas of neuroscience they were given the opportunity to study. We wanted to know more about what fascinates these students about the brain, to gain insights on how to inspire all students to understand and take care of their brains.
Firefly was honored to be the charity selected by the Students at the Toronto French School this year to benefit from the amazing Dance Show that took place on January 13th and 14th. There were three performances in all — two shows in the evening and one on Friday afternoon for the Students of the Junior School.