Student from Toronto wins competition for best brain in Canada

HAMILTON, ON, June 5, 2017 /CNW/ - On Saturday May 27th 2017, Prerana Keerthi from The Woodlands Secondary School in Toronto won the CIHR Canadian National Brain Bee competition held at McMaster University in Hamilton! In this national contest that challenged the participants' knowledge of neuroscience and neuroanatomy, Prerana bested the winners of 14 other regional Brain Bees, claiming the title of "best brain" in Canada. Not too far behind, Sydney Johnson from John F. Ross CVI (Guelph) and Denzil Boyd from Milton District High School (Hamilton) finished second and third respectively.  

This summer, Prerana will go on to represent Canada at the International Brain Bee championship in Washington DC.

To book an interview with the winners, please contact:

Dani Ablack
Media Relations
Canadian Institutes of Health Research
613-948-2516
Dani.Ablack@cihr-irsc.gc.ca

At the Canadian Institutes of Health Research (CIHR), we know that research has the power to change lives. As Canada's health research investment agency, we collaborate with partners and researchers to support the discoveries and innovations that improve our health and strengthen our health care system. www.cihr-irsc.gc.ca

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SOURCE Canadian Institutes of Health Research

For further information: To book an interview with the winners, please contact: Dani Ablack, Media Relations, Canadian Institutes of Health Research, 613-948-2516, Dani.Ablack@cihr-irsc.gc.ca

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