"Analyse more, memorize less - A new approach to teaching challenges students to think like scientists," writes Tom Spears in today's Ottawa Citizen, describing Youth Science Canada's Smarter Science initiative.
Youth Science Canada is pleased to announce the ten recipients of its 2012 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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Based on the success of last year’s program, Youth Science Canada is pleased to announce that the Ambassador Program will be returning for the 2012 Canada-Wide Science Fair in Charlottetown, PEI. The CWSF Ambassadors will be a group of former CWSF participants who will interact with the finalists and delegates throughout the week. Ambassadors will have the opportunity to participate first-hand in the planning and delivery of Canada's premiere youth science event. Read more
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 12-19 in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. Intel ISEF is the world’s largest science fair.
Each year, together with provincial and territorial governments, Youth Science Canada declares March as Youth Science Month to celebrate young Canadians striving to make the world a better place through science.
Ashley Anderson, Grade 11 and Forrest Tower, Grade 12 - students at Westside Academy in Prince George, BC - have returned home big winners from the Taiwan International Science Fair, held February 5-11 in Taipei, Taiwan, R.O.C.
On January 11, 2012, Google launched the second annual Google Science Fair. The Google Science Fair is an international competition which encourages students between the ages of 13 to 18 to be curious, ask questions, and perform science experiments to answer those questions. In partnership with CERN, National Geographic, LEGO and Scientific American, Google invites these students to post their science projects online so that they may compete for prizes, scholarships and once-in-a-lifetime experiences. Read more
Carole Charlebois, Executive Director of the Conseil de développement du loisir scientifique (CDLS) from 1990 to 2011, has been named an Honourary Life Member by Youth Science Canada in recognition of her outstanding contribution to the mission of the organization.
This afternoon, Rachel Zimmerman Brachman was honoured with The Women in Film and Television Showcase 2011 Visionary Award at Toronto's TIFF Bell Lightbox - for the project that won her a silver medal at the 1985 Canada-Wide Science Fair (CWSF).
The 2012 Canada-Wide Science Fair will be held in Prince Edward Island for the first time in its history, thanks in part to funding provided by the federal and provincial governments announced today in Charlottetown.
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!
Nicholas Schiefer (17) of Pickering, Ontario has been invited to join former Toronto mayor David Miller, and a host of other diverse and passionate speakers who will gather on September 23rd at the Telus Centre for Performance and Learning in Toronto to share TEDxTalks on the theme of Redefinition.
Youth Science Canada's Ethics web site provides policy and information to ensure that Canadian elementary and secondary school students conduct safe and ethical science projects.
The site is managed by Youth Science Canada's National Ethics Committee.
Adam Noble and Shayla Larson, entering grade twelve at Lakefield District Secondary School in Ontario, represented Canada in the 2011 Stockholm Junior Water Prize competition this week in Stockholm Sweden. The pair was selected by the Canadian Water Environment Federation Member Associations from three projects chosen at the Canada-Wide Science Fair in May, where their project won a senior gold medal, the senior Environment Challenge, a Manning Young Canadian Innovation Award, and entrance scholarships to 5 Canadian universities. Read more
Nicholas Schiefer's first ever science fair project earned him a gold medal at the 2011 Canada-Wide Science Fair and a trip to Slovakia with Team Canada-MILSET. Now he's caught the attention of the Globe and Mail,appearing in the Technology section of today's edition.
Team Canada-MILSET 2011 is in Bratislava, Slovakia participating in MILSET Expo-Sciences International (ESI) 2011, which was opened today by the Slovakian Minister of Education, Science, Research and Sport, Eugen Jurzyca, and the President of MILSET, Roberto Hidalgo of Mexico. A total of 45 Canadian students from 6 provinces are representing the country as a result of a selection process that drew from CWSF finalists, as well as the Québec Super Expo-Sciences from 2010 and 2011. Read more
In part one of its series, "Economy of the Future", Canadian Business magazine examines the challenge of teaching kids to be innovative. Read more
The technology behind Chris Nielsen's 3D stereoscopic vision system may one day enable robots and the visually impaired to navigate indoor environments, or dramatically reduce the time required to map indoor spaces - capabilities that impressed the participants, visitors and judges at the inaugural Google Science Fair Finals that concluded with an impressive awards ceremony at the Google campus in Mountain View, California. Read more
Adam Noble and Shayla Larson, both grade eleven students from Lakefield District Secondary School in Ontario, have been selected to represent Canada at the prestigious Stockholm Junior Water Prize competition in Stockholm, Sweden. Read more
Canada's Science, Technology, and Innovation Council (STIC), released its State of the Nation 2010 report today, which presents indicators of Canada's innovation system and its performance relative to our major trading partners. Read more