Brain Power for Life – Improve Your Mind as You Age

Dr. Blye Frank, Dean, Faculty of Education, the University of British Columbia, hosted the special presentation Brain Power for Life – Improve Your Mind as You Age. Over 260 alumni, professor emeriti, faculty, staff and friends of the UBC Faculty of Education attended the event. A live webcast was available of the presentation, hosted by The Irving K. Barber Learning Centre.

Events Details

Thursday, August 24, 2017
5:30 p.m. – 6:30 p.m. Program
6:30 p.m. – 7:30 p.m. Reception

Scarfe 100, Neville Scarfe Building
UBC Point Grey Campus
2125 Main Mall
Vancouver, BC – [map]*
*Suggested Pay Parking Lot: UBC West Parkade

Cost: $10.00
Online registration is now closed.

Photos from the event can be viewed on our Flickr site.

A selection of event photos can be viewed on our Facebook page.


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Your brain is involved in everything you do! 90% of what we know about the brain has been learned in the last two years and yet most people never think much about their brains. You simply trust your brain to do its job.

Virtually everyone fears mental deterioration as they age. But in the past 30 years, neuroscientists have discovered that your brain is actually designed to improve throughout your life. The good news is that you can do things to encourage this improvement.

Your brain is the supercomputer that runs your life. This session has two bottom lines:

  • When your brain works right, you work right and everyone needs a little help
  • When you look after your brain, the results are amazing. This session will give you the tools to boost your brain power, improve your thinking, and improve your health. It is based on the latest cutting-edge neuroscience research.

You will learn:

  • the #1 job of your brain
  • how to eat right, to think right
  • how to get rid of negative thoughts
  • the #1 food for your brain (you probably don’t eat this right now)
  • how to outwit Alzheimer’s disease, the three things every brain must have, and much more!

Brain Power For Life is packed with tips, stories, ideas, and strategies to help you improve your greatest asset…your brain. Don’t just preserve the power of your brain, improve it!

Featured Speaker

TERRY SMALL, BEd (Elem)’75, MA’84, Learning Skills Specialist

Terry Small is a master teacher and Canada’s leading learning skills specialist. He is the author of the Brain Bulletin with over 34,000 subscribers worldwide. Terry has presented on the brain for over 33 years to organizations around the world. His knowledge, warmth, humour and dynamic presentation style have made him a much sought-after speaker at workshops and conferences. Terry often appears on TV, radio, and in the press, such as BCTV, Global, CKNW and Student Success. He has presented his ideas to over 238,000 people in 23 countries.

His clients include IBM, TEDx, Ford, IMD, JTI, UBS, Hitachi, Bayer, Bosch, CRA, RCMP, Telus, and many schools and universities. His presentations are engaging, humorous, practical, and all based on the latest brain science.

Terry believes, “Anyone can learn how to learn easier, better, faster, and that learning to learn is the most important skill a person can acquire.” Terry’s wealth of teaching experience and extensive involvement in applied neuroscience and make him an outstanding resource of the business and educational communities. He resides in Vancouver, Canada, where he is a frequent lecturer at Simon Fraser University and the University of British Columbia.

Terry Small’s Philosophy is simple: “Success is a skill anyone can learn.”