CLUB Interview: Brain study group
Image source: “Study: Male, Female Brains Are The Same | Social Awareness.” NoCamels - Israeli Innovation News, 26 Aug. 2018, nocamels.com/2015/12/study-male-female-brains-same/.
Interview with [This person wanted to remain anonymous] (member) of the Brain Study Group
1. Please introduce us to your club (basic information including club name, when it was founded, meeting time/place, sponsor teacher, the overall purpose/aim of the club)
Brain study is a off timetable course that was started in 2017. It's for grade 10-12 students and members meet usually on Mondays after school and Pro-D days. There are around 20 people in the group and meetings are led by Mr. McGeer and Ms. Watanabe.
2. Could you describe the activities that take place during club meetings?
We brainstorm ideas that can help students and staffs in uhill thrive and find ways to implement them. A PhD student at UBC also teaches us about neuroscience through presentations.
3. What did your club do last year, in terms of events and meaningful achievements?
I wasn't part of the group for the 2017-18 school year, but in term 1, we listened to several talks about mental health at UBC and worked with a self-driven artist; we had an opportunity to use what we learned to teach teens about ways of well-being. We also talked to teachers during CPT sessions about adding brain breaks during class to help students focus better.
4. What events are you planning to organize this year?
This year we are focusing on finding ways to improve the mental wellness of teachers and students, and to strengthen the connection between parents and the school.
5. What is the best part about participating in this club/ what makes your club truly stand out?
We are going to look at the image of our own brain. :)
6. What is one word that best represents your club (e.g. adventure, energy, fun)?
7. To whom would you recommend this club (e.g. to those who have a passion for teaching others)?
People who are interested in learning about neuroscience and well-being.