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Quarks, quirks, brainy & fun talk free at Western on Sunday morn

- September 27th, 2012

 

Betty Anne YOUNKER flute

Western Don Wright music faculty dean Betty Anne Younker in an ace 2011 photograph by LFP and lfpress.com colleague Morris Lamont after she had v. kindly agreed to be a Reaney’s Pick luminary . . . go Betty Anne on Sunday. May the quarks be with you.

Sundays may never be the same. Sunday morning coming down. Etc.

JBNBlog is delighted to pass along details about a free free free public welcome you’re invited so get over to Paul Davenport Theatre event on Sunday morning.

Bob McDonald from CBC Radio’s Quirks & Quarks is the host.

JBNBlog has a question for you . . . where was Bob born? By the admittedly elastic Free Press standards, he is a #ldnont region guy.

Usual prizes and a CKNX homing pigeon to the first correct answer.

 

Thanks to Don Wright music faculty media ace Janis Wallace for the first details & Western’s senior media relations officer Jeff Renaud for the second one.

Here are the details for Bob McDonald.
Got brains on the Mind?
Sunday, Sept. 30 9 – 11 a.m.
Paul Davenport Theatre, Talbot College, Western University
Host of CBC’s Quirks and Quarks plays head games with some of Western’s brain and mind researchers from four faculties. Betty Anne Younker, Dean of Don Wright Faculty of Music; Christopher Viger, Rotman Institute of Philosophy; Vicki Schwean, Dean of Faculty of Education; and Mel Goodale and Adrian Owen, Brain and Mind Institute.
Reception at 9 a.m. Panel discussion at 10 a.m.
Everyone welcome

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 http://alumni.uwo.ca/connect/homecoming/

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