Canada and the world are facing tough problems. Canadian youth want to make a difference. They know science isn’t easy, but it’s important. We’re challenging them to make their world a better place.
And with nearly $1M in awards, prizes, and scholarships, we’re serious!
For the second year in a row, a Canadian has captured the prestigious International Cooperation Prize at the European Union Contest for Young Scientists (EUCYS). Earlier today, Jessie MacAlpine of Woodstock, Ontario (left in photo) won the award for her project, Mustard Oil as an Apicomplexan-Targeting Drug Therapy for Plasmodium falciparum - a promising cure for malaria that uses a cooking oil common in developing countries and costs one million times less than the current leading antimalarial drug. Read more
Ann Makosinski (15) of Victoria, BC (centre left in photo) won the age 15-16 category at this year’s Google Science Fair, becoming the first Canadian to win an award in the global online event.
Ten top young scientists from Ontario and Québec represented Canada at the MILSET Expo-Sciences International from September 13-19 in Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates (UAE). The biennial event, which featured over 1,500 participants from 65 countries in the Abu Dhabi National Exhibition Centre, welcomed over 30,000 visitors, including students, members of the general public, and special guests. Canada's Ambassador to the UAE, Arif Lalani (centre in photo), met the team and visited each of their projects. Read more
Adam Noble's groundbreaking work with nanosilver - the focus of two highly successful science fair projects - was featured tonight on CBC TV's The National.
His work includes:
Ann Makosinski (15) of Victoria, BC has been selected as one of 15 finalists in the third annual Google Science Fair. Her project, The Hollow Flashlight, involved the design and construction of a highly original device that converts body heat into light resulting in a steady flashlight beam without the use of batteries or other energy sources. "I got the inspiration for my project when I found out humans are actually like 100 watt walking light bulbs. We have so much thermal energy in us, so why aren't we using it?", she noted. Read more
Youth Science Canada is pleased to announce that it has been accredited under Imagine Canada's national Standards Program.
Four Canadians are among the 90 regional finalists announced today in the third annual Google Science Fair (GSF). Similar in structure to the Canada-Wide Science Fair, the GSF groups projects into three age categories with all projects in the age category competing against each other, regardless of the type of science.
Once again this year, Youth Science Canada alumni were prominent amongst the recipients of the Top 20 Under 20 Awards, presented at a ceremony in Toronto today. Six of the twenty young Canadians honoured this year are Canada-Wide Science Fair and/or Team Canada-ISEF alumni.
This evening, at its 150th Anniversary Gala, Bayer Canada honoured select Canadians who have made a mark on society through science and innovation. Those recognized included Reni Barlow, Executive Director of Youth Science Canada. The event, held at the MaRS Centre in Toronto, assembled 300 members of the Canadian health, agricultural, and science industries to celebrate the achievements of the 23 honourees. Read more
Canada's top grade 7-12 young scientists, selected at over 100 regional science fairs across the country, will gather at Youth Science Canada's 52nd annual Canada-Wide Science Fair, presented by BlackBerry and hosted by the University of Lethbridge.
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Youth Science Canada is pleased to announce the eight recipients of its 2013 Distinguished Service Award. The Awards annually recognize up to ten volunteers and staff who have made an outstanding contribution, through innovation, long service, or leadership, to the organization or its programs at any level. Nominations are submitted by any two volunteers or staff at any level (by January 31) and selection of the recipients is made by the National Science Fair Committee.
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Eighteen of Canada’s top high school scientists have been selected by Youth Science Canada to represent the country at the Intel International Science and Engineering Fair (Intel ISEF) from May 12-17 in Phoenix, Arizona. Intel ISEF is the world’s largest science fair.
Youth Science Canada (YSC) is pleased to announce that the Ambassador Program will be returning for the 2013 Canada-Wide Science Fair in Lethbridge, Alberta. The CWSF Ambassadors are former CWSF finalists who have graduated from secondary school and who will interact with finalists and delegates throughout the week. Ambassadors have the opportunity to participate first-hand in the planning and delivery of Canada's premiere youth science event.
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The Canadian Young Scientist Journal (CYSJ) offers high school students the opportunity for PhD-reviewed academic publication of their research and ideas.
Kevala Van Volkenburg (right in photo), Grade 10 from North Peace Secondary in Fort St. John and Keltie Murdoch (left in photo), Grade 12 from Mount Baker Secondary in Cranbrook have returned home winners from the Taiwan International Science Fair, held January 29th to February 5th in Taipei, Taiwan.
Brenda Finley, Senior Producer for Alberta Primetime, interviews Dr. Roy Golsteyn, Chief Judge for Canada-Wide Science Fair 2013 in Lethbridge about the challenge of finding judges for 500 of the top grade 7-12 young scientists in Canada.
Canadian Science Publishing - publisher of the National Research Council (NRC) Research Press journals - announced today that Sarthak Sinha is the winner of the 2012 NRC Research Press Scholarship that recognizes the efforts and accomplishments of a contributor to the Canadian Young Scientist Journal (CYSJ).
On January 30, 2013, Google launched the third annual Google Science Fair. This online science competition is open to young people aged 13 to 18 from around the world - working as an individual or in a team. It offers young people the chance to explore an area of science that they're passionate about - and compete for prizes, scholarships and once-in-a-lifetime experiences.
Today's National Post includes a special supplement highlighting STEM education in Canada. The cover features Canada-Wide Science Fair and Team Canada-ISEF alumnus Ben Gulak, as well as an opinion piece by Executive Director Reni Barlow, reproduced below.