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Wed, Jul 20, 2011 by Team/Équipe Canada - MILSET
Our day started off bright and early. After catching the bus on time, we gathered swiftly in the Incheba Exhibit Hall and had a powwow with the Quebec delegation. Here, we planned our performance for the Cultural Evening and decided on future meetings. Patrick made our meet so much more exceptional when an employee of the Exhibit Hall asked us to leave. Read more
Wed, Jul 20, 2011 by Team/Équipe Canada - MILSET
After a long and arduous journey, Team Canada has arrived in one piece in Europe. By the time we got off the plane, we already felt like one big, happy family. While our delegates registered at the Druzba, we played a giant game of super-mega-ninja-destruction outside of our residence. Read more
Tue, Jul 19, 2011 by Team/Équipe Canada - MILSET
We arrived safely in Bratislava yesterday. We settled in at the residence, had dinner, and had everyone in their rooms by 10:00 pm.  This was easy since we had all been up for more than 30 hours by then. Today we had breakfast, took the 15 minute bus ride to the arena, and set up all the projects. Read more
Mon, Jul 18, 2011 by Team/Équipe Canada - MILSET
Team Canada-MILSET has safely arrived in Paris and is curently waiting for two hours to board our plane to Vienna. Read more
Fri, Jul 15, 2011 by Team/Équipe Canada - MILSET
Forty seven students and nine delegates from six provinces are making their final preparations to represent Canada at MILSET Expo-Sciences International (ESI) 2011 in Bratislava, Slovakia. We expect to meet over 800 students from 60 countries with whom to explore our enthusiasm for science. We will learn a little of their culture, and make friends that last a lifetime. Read more
Sun, Jul 10, 2011 by Reni Barlow
Exactly 6 months to the day after Google announced the Google Science Fair in New York City, the finals of the inaugural fair take place tomorrow at the Google campus in Mountain View, California. Like all things Google the goal was ambitious: register 10,000 science projects online from every corner of the planet and then narrow them down to 60 semi-finalists, and then just 15 finalists. Read more
Tue, Jun 28, 2011 by Reni Barlow
The CWSF 2011 Finalist Survey is live and email invitations have been sent to every Canadian finalist. The data gathered through this survey are extremely helpful in guiding the direction of future CWSFs. Many of the changes made over the past few years are the direct result of feedback gathered through these surveys, started after CWSF 2009. Read more
Mon, May 2, 2011 by Reni Barlow
The May issue of Canadian Chemical News features a 1,200-word profile of Dr. Suzanne Fortier, president of NSERC, the Natural Sciences and Engineering Research Council of Canada. The article, which I wrote, tells how Fortier went from humble beginnings to become a research crystallographer, a university vice-president and eventually one of Canada's top science administrators. Read more
Fri, Mar 4, 2011 by Reni Barlow
I had a long conversation over dinner this week with a Canada Research Chair in the behavioural sciences who isthe mother of two sons still in elementary school. She recounted the tale of her sons preparing science projects for their classes, which were something like Grade 4 and 7. Read more
Thu, Mar 3, 2011 by Reni Barlow
After two years of discussion, consultation, planning, and development - and considerable patience on the part of our members, regions, volunteers, and supporters - we launched the new Youth Science Canada web site on March 1st. Read more

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