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MONTREAL, AUGUST 15, 2012 – Throughout the 2012 – 2013 academic year, elementary school students in Grade 4 and high school students from Grades 9 to 11 will have the opportunity to take part in McGill University’s BrainReach Program: an innovative and exciting way to teach students about neuroscience.

The official kickoff for BrainReach will take place on September 21 at the Montreal Neurological Institute (381 University) with a fun an interactive session with Dr. Gregory Gage of BackYardBrains from Ann Arbor, Michigan.

BrainReach, an initiative spearheaded by McGill University’s Integrated Program in Neurosciences, allows for graduate students to visit classrooms on a monthly basis whereas they lead a 45 to 60 minute interactive workshop, specially designed to captivate young minds. During each visit, the graduate students deal with a different facet of neuroscience that is relevant to the pupils. 

The program, which will be available to schools across the English Montreal School Board, is intended for students to participate in sharing the fun and mystery of discovery, with neuroscience as the context.

“Neuroscience defines who and what we are; its study is ideal for engaging pupils who are still discovering themselves and exploring what and who they intend to become,” said Dr. Joe Makkerh, Program Administrator, McGill University Integrated Program in Neuroscience.  

To enrol your school in the BrainReach program, please contact Dr. Joe Makkerh at:

For more information on BrainReach, please visit:


Michael J. Cohen
Communications and Marketing Specialist
English Montreal School Board
Tel: (514) 483-7200 ext. 7243
Fax: (514) 483-7213