BAW Report 2017

GENERAL INFORMATION

Organizing institution:

University of The Bahamas

Other participating organizations:

School of Chemistry, Environmental & Life Sciences

Phone:

242- 302-4436/8

Email:

Veronica.toppin@ub.edu.bs

BAW EVENT(S) SUMMARY

Number of events organized during BAW:

four

Type of BAW events held:

  • Exhibit
  • Lecture/Briefing
  • Other

Other event type:

Sidewalk Brain Activities and movie matinee and night

Target audience(s):

  • General Public
  • High school students(9-12)
  • University students

Approximate number of people reached:

500

Details of major BAW events/activities:

The 3rd annual Brain Awareness Week in The Bahamas was held at The University of The Bahamas (UB), formerly The College of The Bahamas (COB), Nassau Bahamas under the theme, “Brain Injury #UB BrainAWARE”. The week featured an exhibition March 27- 31 held at the Harry C. Moore library, a lecture by Dr. Delon Brennen entitled “To Play or Not to Play” and a movie matinee and night. The movies were: “Concussion” and “First Do No Harm.”. The exhibition featured the work of students in the Animal Physiology and Anatomy & Physiology courses. Research and informational posters, along with handcrafted brain models were all displayed. The lecture focused on facts and myths pertaining to brain injuries specifically concussions, and also how to make informed decisions in choosing which sports to play. On April 13th, along with the Student Government representatives of UB, we hosted a “Brain Stimulating Activities on The Sidewalk.” Students performed brain stimulating activities and games and used colored chalk to draw on the sidewalks of The G Block on campus. This activity was open to all students regardless of age. At the conclusion of the semester all students who participated in the BAW activities were presented with a "Brain Awareness Week" certificate of participation. All events were successful; visitors from the college community, high school and primary school students attended the events.

EVENT PLANNING & PUBLICITY

Publicity methods used:

  • Emails
  • Posters/Flyers

Which of these publicity methods was most successful?

The emails and flyers along with a "Save the date" which was sent out to the university community .

BAW FEEDBACK & KEYS TO SUCCESS

Please share any suggestions that may help others plan their BAW events:

Be sure to plan well in advance and begin advertising early

Facebook Fan

Yes

Was the information provided on Facebook helpful? Do you have suggestions for future content?

This year I did not use the facebook page, however I did use it in previous years and it was most helpful

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The College of Bahamas. Nassau, Bahamas. BAW 2015.

The College of Bahamas. Nassau, Bahamas. BAW 2015.

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