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Psychology, Neuroscience & Behaviour Outreach

Fishing for Science

Fishing For Science is a science outreach program in collaboration between the Aquatic Behavioural Ecology Laboratory (ABEL) from the Department of Psychology, Neuroscience & Behaviour, and Let’s Talk Science (LTS).

The program runs annually with grades 6 to 8 students from high-priority schools in Hamilton. Volunteers from ABEL and LTS run hands-on activities related to sustainability, water quality, and biodiversity while connecting these concepts to conservation activities and research in Hamilton Harbour. The program involves classroom visits and a field trip to Pier 4 Park, where students catch fish, weigh and measure invasive round gobies, and use microscopes.

Fishing for Science: Contact Us

Hamilton Brain Bee

The Department of Psychology, Neuroscience & Behaviour is proud to host the Annual Hamilton Brain Bee, a neuroscience challenge for high school students in the Hamilton-Halton area (including Ancaster, Burlington, Dundas, Grimsby, Hamilton, and Stoney Creek).

During the competition, students demonstrate their knowledge about the brain and neuroscience, including fascinating topics like memory, stress, movement, addiction, sleep, and neurological disorders. Students in grades 9-12 are welcome, and registration is free!

  • Our undergraduate students provide free tutoring in the evenings for high school students.
  • This is an all-day event that takes place once a year in March/April.
Hamilton Brain Bee: Contact Us


The LIVELab is a 106-seat research-based performance theatre and testing centre. In addition to neuroscientific research, the LIVELab encourages the creative use of technology in unique music and multi-media performances.

Go behind the scenes at LIVELab! Free behind-the-scenes public tours for groups and individuals are offered by LIVELab students and staff throughout the year. Tours are held monthly and take approximately 45 minutes. Email for upcoming tour dates.

LIVELab: Learn More

Intro Psych Lectures

High school classes also can attend a first-year Introductory Psychology lecture on campus!

Intro Psych Lectures: Contact Us