Western Homecoming 2012 has brains on the mind

Western University is recognized as one of the world’s leading academic institutions for the scientific exploration of brain and mind. In celebration of this long-standing level of excellence, thousands of alumni and Londoners visiting campus this weekend for Homecoming 2012 will have an opportunity to enjoy an all-star panel of brain and mind researchers, neuroscientists and academic leaders as they discuss breakthrough findings and ongoing studies at a special event hosted by Bob McDonald, host of CBC Radio’s Quirks and Quarks.

Jointly sponsored by Western’s Faculty of Social Science, the Faculty of Arts and Humanities, the Don Wright Faculty of Music, and the Faculty of Education, Got Brains on the Mind? is scheduled for Sunday, September 30th from 10 to 11:30 a.m. in the Paul Davenport Theatre, Talbot College. A reception, which starts at 9 a.m., precedes the event.

The panel features researchers from all four faculties, including Adrian Owen and Mel Goodale from the Brain and Mind Institute, Christopher Viger from the Rotman Institute of Philosophy, Faculty of Education Dean Vicki Schwean and Don Wright Faculty of Music Dean Betty Anne Younker.

McDonald is one of Canada’s best known science journalists. He has presented Quirks and Quarks since 1992. McDonald is also a regular science commentator on CBC News Network, and science correspondent for CBC TV’s The National. Before joining Quirks & Quarks, McDonald was the host of CBC Television’s children’s science program Wonderstruck.

For more information on Homecoming 2012, please visit https://alumni.uwo.ca/connect/homecoming/