BAW Across the Continents 2015: North America

Brain Awareness Week is a global campaign, but groups in North America and the United States in particular are some of its most active participants. However, the United States is not alone; the Bahamas, Canada, and Mexico also hosted Brain Awareness Week events.

Edinboro University’s Brain Awareness Week display in a local mall in Pennsylvania. BAW 2014

Edinboro University’s Brain Awareness Week display in a local mall in Pennsylvania. BAW 2014

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BAW Across the Continents 2015: South America

You’ve read highlights from Brain Awareness Week in Africa, Asia and Australia, let’s talk about all the great work our BAW Partners in South America did in 2015. An impressive nine countries–including Argentina, Brazil, Chile, Colombia, Ecuador, El Salvador, Peru, Uruguay and Venezuela–participated in Brain Awareness Week this year.

Classroom visit from the University of Sao Paulo, Brazil during last year's BAW events.

Classroom visit from the University of Sao Paulo, Brazil during last year’s BAW events.

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BAW Across the Continents 2015: Pacific Islands

Brain Awareness Week took place in every corner of the world in 2015. Here’s what happened in Australia and the Pacific Islands.

Last year's Brain Awareness Week events at the Brain Health Research Centre in New Zealand.

Last year’s Brain Awareness Week events at the Brain Health Research Centre in New Zealand.

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BAW Across the Continents 2015: Asia

We’ve highlighted a few of the exciting events that took place for Brain Awareness Week (BAW) in Africa, now it is time to travel over to Asia and the Middle East where BAW events took place in India, Israel, Kuwait, Malaysia, Nepal, Pakistan, Russia, Saudi Arabia, Turkey and the United Arab Emirates.

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BAW Across the Continents 2015: Africa

Brain Awareness Week 2015 (March 16 to March 22) has come and gone, but let’s look back at some of the inspiring events that took place during that week! Brain Awareness Week is a global campaign; our international calendar includes hundreds of events from six continents. We will be highlighting one continent per post, beginning with Africa and finishing our journey in Europe.

Nigeria continues to be the hub of Brain Awareness Week in Africa. At Bayero University in Kano, students provided information to the public on the side effects of drug abuse—especially the use of amphetamines, a growing issue in Kano. Meanwhile, the University of Ilorin broadcasted a program on the role of the brain in learning and leadership, and reached more than one million radio listeners!

Students participate in Brain Awareness Week at the Ilorin Neuroscience Group in Nigeria, BAW 2014.

Students participate in Brain Awareness Week at the Ilorin Neuroscience Group in Nigeria during last year’s events.

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