Western University joins global Brainhack movement

Western University’s BrainsCAN initiative and Robarts Research Institute will be hosting the inaugural Brainhack Western from March 2 – 4, 2017.

The event will bring together dozens of researchers, students and faculty members from departments ranging from engineering to math to the medical sciences in order to share ideas and work collaboratively to come up with innovative solutions to emerging issues in neuroimaging and neuroscience.

As part of the global Brainhack event, teams at Western will join three dozen other sites around the globe in pitching projects and then working intensively on those projects for two straight days.

Media is invited to attend the events on Friday, March 3, 2017 at Robarts Research Institute and are asked to RSVP to Crystal Mackay if you plan to attend.

WHAT: Brainhack Western

WHEN: Friday, March 3

9:30 a.m. – 5 p.m.  Teams involved in “open hacking”

5 p.m. Team updates and presentations

WHERE: Robarts Research Institute, Western University

MEDIA CONTACT: Crystal Mackay, Media Relations Officer, Schulich School of Medicine & Dentistry, Western University, t. 519.661.2111 ext. 80387, c. 519.933.5944, crystal.mackay@schulich.uwo.ca @CrystalMackay

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