2012 brain bee

The 14th Annual Toronto Brain Bee competition took place at the Medical Sciences Building, on March 30, 2012. A record 77 students from 16 high schools in the Toronto area participated in the competition.

The first place winner David Kim will represent Toronto at the 5th Annual CIHR Canadian National Brain Bee competition, which will take place at McMaster University in Hamilton on May 22, 2012.  In 2011 David placed second and was featured in a Firefly mini-documentary entitled Where Does Your Memory Live?

Jessica Zung placed second for two straight years.  She also worked with Firefly to create a mini-documentary entitled You Can’t Always See What Hurts, and what she has learned about how depression affects your brain.

Following three rounds of questions the top three winners were:

First place:  David Kim from Sinclair Secondary School

Second place:  Jessica Zung from University of Toronto Schools

Third place:  Sophia Ly from University of Toronto Schools

This year we acknowledged and recognized all of the top ten competitors:

Fourth place:  Kramay Patel, from William Lyon Mackenzie Collegiate Institute

Fifth place:  Himanshu Gupta, from Turner Fenton Secondary School

Sixth place:  Michael Liu, from University of Toronto Schools

Seventh place:  Guilhong Teng, from York Memorial Collegiate Institute

Eighth place:  Elliot Lee, from York Memorial Collegiate Institute

Ninth place:  MengYing (Sabrina) Ge, University of Toronto Schools

Tenth place:  Melody Guan, University of Toronto Schools