Youth Science Canada News

CWSF Finalists from across the country head to Mexico for the love of science

TORONTO, October 19, 2023 – This weekend, 31 of Canada’s brightest science, technology, engineering, and math (STEM) students will gather at Toronto Pearson to embark on a journey of a lifetime to this year’s MILSET Expo-Sciences International (ESI), which takes place in Puebla, Mexico, October 21 to 27.

Young innovators from six provinces and one territory will represent the country at this year’s edition of ESI. The international event brings together students from more than 30 countries to showcase the creativity of aspiring young scientists and engineers worldwide.

All members of the Canadian delegation are previous finalists at the Canada-Wide Science Fair (CWSF), the largest national STEM event hosted each year by Youth Science Canada. This charitable organization helps Grades 7 through 12/Cégep students get started on STEM projects. Youth Science Canada is coordinating the trip, which Dominic Tremblay is leading.

“We are thrilled to see so many Canadian students eager to travel to Mexico out of their love for science and to share their discoveries and innovations with the international youth STEM community,” says Reni Barlow, executive director at Youth Science Canada. “After three years of virtual events, we are excited to see youth who share a passion for STEM and a curiosity for innovation from across the globe connect at this event and engage in STEM exploration.”

Organized by The International Movement for Leisure Activities in Science and Technology (MILSET), ESI is a non-competitive event focused on encouraging scientific culture among youth and highlighting scientific creativity across nations. The event welcomes approximately 700 participants from over 30 different countries.

Canada’s participants:

  • Alberta, 5
  • British Columbia, 5
  • Manitoba, 1
  • Newfoundland and Labrador, 1
  • Ontario, 13
  • Quebec, 5
  • Yukon, 1


About Youth Science Canada
Established in 1962, Youth Science Canada fuels the curiosity of Canadian youth through science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) projects. We work to ensure that Canadian youth have the capacity and skills to generate and answer questions and identify and solve problems. The not-for-profit also engages leading public and private sector organizations in developing a national STEM network of Canadian youth. For more information, please visit

About Milset Expo-Sciences International
ESI is an initiative of the International Movement for Leisure Activities in Science and Technology (MILSET). This non-governmental, non-profit, and politically independent youth organization aims to develop a scientific culture among young people by organizing science, technology, engineering, arts, and mathematics (STEAM) programs. For more information, please visit


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Dalia Esposito
Torchia Communications
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