Commencing in March 2007 the Neuroscience Outreach Program has hosted several public lectures on the topics of Childhood Development, Physical Rehabilitation, Aging and Mental Health. The purpose of these research days is to help educate the local public about current neuroscience research happening at Queen's University. Each lecture is organized such that the public has an opportunity to meet and talk with local researchers afterwards. All our lectures are free and open to everyone.
Most recently, on March 6, 2012, NOP hosted a public lecture devoted to the science of bullying. The lecture was held at the Isabel Turner Branch of the Kingston Frontenac Public Library. Dr. Wendy Craig, as associate professor of psychology at Queen's University, began the evening by first addressing the effects of bullying on the developing brain. Next, representatives of the Limestone District School Board and Algonquin and Lakeshore Catholic School Board, Krishna Burra and Patrick Mulvihill, discussed the role of educators in bullying prevention.