Youth Science Canada exists to enable Canadian youth to investigate scientific questions and develop innovative solutions related to current and future challenges – all Canadian youth.
We believe that discrimination against Black, Indigenous and People of Colour (BIPoC) – or discrimination of any kind – should not be tolerated. Read more
Jannah McCallum of Charlottetown, PEI won a junior silver medal at CWSF 2019 in Fredericton last May. This past May her project exploring the use of cinnamon as an herbicide was featured in OWL Magazine.
YSC extends a heartfelt congratulations to Nicholas Johnson on becoming the first Black valedictorian in Princeton’s 247-year history — a long-awaited milestone for the university and a well-deserved achievement for the Canadian student. We remember Nicholas from his participation at Canada-Wide Science Fair 2011 in Toronto, where he represented the Montreal Regional Science and Technology Fair. Read more
The tallies are counted at the inaugural Youth Science Canada Online STEM Fair and it’s clear that the current cohort of Canadian students is into science, technology, engineering and math (STEM). A team of volunteers from regional science fairs across the country, YSC National Judging Team members and sponsor representatives carefully reviewed 631 projects, and awarded 275 virtual ribbons at three levels as part of the online showcase that received a greater level of participation, in its first year, than even organizers expected. Read more
Months of hard work are not in vain for Canadian students who have invested time and talent into a science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) project over the past year. Today, students from across Canada are proudly showcasing their STEM projects, 635 in total, as part of the first Youth Science Canada Online STEM Fair. Read more
Some things never change. Even during a global pandemic, students work right to the last minute. Read more
YSC Online STEM Fair - Project Entry Guide Video
OTTAWA, May 5, 2020 – Canadian students can now register their projects in the inaugural Online STEM Fair, organized by Youth Science Canada. The registration period ends at 11:59 pm on May 18 – the eve of the start of the online fair. Read more
At the 2019 Canada-Wide Science Fair in Fredericton, Cyril Mani won a bronze medal and the Canadian Association of Physicists Award. Now, he’s working with a team of fellow McGill students in Montreal to design protective gear for health-care professionals on the frontlines of the COVID-19 crisis. Read more
Youth Science Canada is pleased to announce the ten recipients of its 2020 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 Board of Directors.
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Eight of Canada’s top high school scientists have been selected by Youth Science Canada to represent the country at the 2020 Regeneron International Science and Engineering Fair (ISEF) from May 10-15 in Anaheim, California. Regeneron ISEF is the world championships of science fairs. Unfortunately, the team will not participate in the event as a result of the preventative measures enacted in Canada and the U.S. to reduce the spread of COVID-19. Read more
As a result of the preventative measures enacted by various provincial governments across Canada due to the spread of COVID-19, Youth Science Canada is unable to hold the 2020 Canada-Wide Science Fair as planned, from May 9-15 in Edmonton, Alberta.
Youth Science Canada has closely monitored the advice from the Public Health Agency of Canada (PHAC) and respects the measures implemented at the regional level to prevent the spread of the virus. Read more
Thursday, February 20 is Introduce A Girl To Engineering Day. It's a day with two main goals.
First to let young girls know that they belong as future engineers as much as boys do. And second? To educate everyone about what it is that an engineer actually does! Read more
Kai Leong of Vancouver needed special permission from UBC to miss a week during mid-terms, but from February 5-8 he represented Canada at the ninth International Swiss Talent Forum (ISTF) in Nottwil, near Lucerne, Switzerland. Read more
Youth Science Canada is pleased to present its annual report for the 2019 fiscal year, ended June 30.
Click the link to download the PDF document: Download 2019 Annual Report
Youth Science Canada (YSC) is pleased to announce that the Ambassador Program will be returning for the 2020 Canada-Wide Science Fair in Edmonton, Alberta.
We are now accepting applications. Please see below for details. If you qualify, we look forward to your application. Otherwise, please feel free to share the information with potential applicants. Read more
Once again, Youth Science Canada (YSC) has been reaccredited under Imagine Canada’s Standards Program for five more years. YSC remains part of a community of more than 245 accredited organizations in Canada, all of which are dedicated to operational excellence and setting the standard for corporate philanthropy in Canada. Read more
Canada-Wide Science Fair (CWSF) alumna, Catharine Bowman, was featured, in October, in Calgary Avenue’s “Top 40 under 40”. Catharine was raised in a family of CWSF alumni with her older bothers Jordan and Patrick participating before her. She participated in CWSF 2011 in Toronto as a grade seven student and returned with new projects at both CWSF 2012 in Charlottetown and 2013 in Lethbridge. Catharine also attended ISEF twice and placed 4th in Biomedical Sciences. Read more