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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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