firefly symposium on the brain

firefly symposium on the brain

 

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.

2014 brain bee

2014 brain bee

 

The Firefly Foundation was a proud sponsor of the 16th Annual Toronto Brain Bee.  The competition took place at the Lash Miller Chemical Laboratories at the University of Toronto on March 28, 2014. 55 students from 15 high schools in the Toronto area participated in the competition.

fundraiser at trinity college

fundraiser at trinity college

 

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.

bright lights video project

bright lights video project

 

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.