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									                                  2007 Brain Awareness Week
                                      March 12 – 18, 2007
                                                                                                  November 1, 2006

Dear Principal and Grade 11 teachers,

        The Society for Neuroscience established the “Brain Awareness Week” with the interest of promoting
public awareness for neuroscience research and an understanding of the brain and its functions. Since it’s initiation
in 1997, Brain Awareness Week has become an international event. Graduate and medical students volunteering
from all four Montreal universities have been touring elementary and high schools in the Montreal area, as part of
the Brain Awareness Week, since 1998. This year, the school tours will take place during the week of March 12th
– 18th, and the graduate students will once again be animating demonstrations and interactive activities in order to
spark students' interest in the brain and neurological sciences.

         It has come to our attention that some of the schools in Montreal have scheduled spring break
during the week of BAW. If that is the case for your school please be advised that we are willing to offer
our program the week of March 5-9, 2007, i.e. the week before BAW. If this applies to you please
specify in the reservation form what day of the week of March 5-9, 2007, you would like for us to plan a
visit to your school.

         We would like to offer this free program to the grade 11 classes in your school. Each session will last
approximately one hour. The high school demonstrations contain information about the effects of drugs on the
brain, such as addiction, intoxication and cell death. The presentations are geared for a grade 11 audience, focusing
on the biology of drugs effects on the brain and do not raise social issues of drug abuse, but rather the effects of
drugs on the brain. This style of demonstration has proven very successful as it leaves the student well informed
and better prepared to make their own decision concerning the consequences of drug use.

        If you are interested in having us visit your classrooms, please complete and return the enclosed
Reservation Request Form prior to December 20, 2006. Please note that a separate presentation is required for
each class, each lasting approximately one hour in duration.

       For more information on scheduling a visit for your classrooms or any other information, please contact me
by email, fax or telephone.

Sincerely,



Irina Al-khairi

Douglas Hospital Research Centre, G2102
6875 Boul. Lasalle
Montreal, QC H4H 1R3

Tel: (514) 761-6131
Fax: (514) 398-4896
E-mail : irina.al-khairi@mail.mcgill.ca




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Attn: Ava-Ann Allman
Fax#: (514) 398-4896



                                  2007 Brain Awareness Week
                                      March 12 – 18, 2007

                                   Reservation Request Form
School Name
Address
City
Postal Code
Telephone
Fax
Email
Contact Name

Please note that all of the presentations you request will need to be held ON THE SAME DAY.
           Teacher’s Name                 Number of       Date Requested        Time    English or French
                                           Students                           Requested




Does your school have a slide projector we can use for this presentation? Yes  No 
Does your school have a data projector we can use for this presentation? Yes  No 
Does your school have a laptop we can use for this presentation?          Yes  No 
To facilitate scheduling, please return this form prior to December 20, 2006. While we will try our best to
accommodate all interested schools, please keep in mind that spaces are limited and priority will be given to earlier
responses. You may fax it to (514)398-4896 email it to irina.al-khairi@mail.mcgill.ca or mail it to:
Irina Al-khairi
Douglas Hospital Research Centre, G2102
6875 Boul. Lasalle
Montreal, QC H4H 1R3

We will contact you as soon as possible to confirm your reservation.
Do not hesitate to contact me at (514) 761-6131 ext.3346, or irina.al-khairi@mail.mcgill.ca if you have any
questions or need to make special arrangements.
Also, check out our web site at http://www.sfn-montreal.ca/BAW/ for a complete list of activities scheduled for
Brain Awareness Week 2006.
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