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Brain Awareness Week

Brain Awareness Week 2022: Brain Blast

The Department of Psychology and Health Studies in partnership with the Acquired Brain Injury Outreach Team and Saskatchewan Health Authority will be hosting three free live virtual events to celebrate Brain Awareness Week (March 14-20, 2022)


Saturday, March 19, 12pm - 2pm

Seminar featuring academic presentations from a combination of psychologists and neuroscientists. Brain Blast includes free giveaways that will be mailed to winners who attend the seminar.

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More Boundaries, More Peace

by Ashley Breland

Ashley completed her Bachelor of Social Work Degree from the University of Regina with a special interest in mental health. Prior to this she completed a Bachelor of Arts Degree, majoring in Psychology, from the University of Saskatchewan. Ashley currently works full time as a clinical coordinator/assessor with the University of Saskatchewan, provides clinical therapy, and offers courses

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Side Effects: Your lopsided brain and everyday life

by Dr. Lorin Elias

Lorin Elias is a Professor of Psychology and the Vice Dean Academic, College of Arts and Science at the University of Saskatchewan. He completed his PhD in behavioural neuroscience at the University of Waterloo, and has been studying laterality in the human brain and behaviour for twenty-five years now. Lorin is an award-winning teacher and accomplished public speaker, and has delivered a TEDx talk. Papers from his federally-funded research have appeared in academic journals and featured in articles in popular newspapers and magazines around the world. He has also written several psychology textbooks and book chapters, and for fun, he also writes reviews of high-end audio equipment.

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Musical Activity and the Brain

by Dr. Justin Christensen

Justin Christensen is currently working as a research associate at the University of Sheffield. He has completed periods of post-doctoral research at the University of Saskatchewan and Aalborg University in Denmark after earning his PhD in music at the University of Southampton. He is currently researching the benefits for people living with dementia to engage and coordinate with family members when performing meaningful music together. His previous research has focused on the behavioral mechanisms and musical cues that affect the sense of agency experienced while playing music together.

Register now

For more information contact:

Lisa Poon
Co-ordinator, Brain Awareness Week
University of Saskatchewan

Brain Awareness Week 2022
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