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
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
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
This weekend, 45 of Canada’s brightest science, technology, engineering and math (STEM) students gathered at Toronto Pearson to embark on a journey of a lifetime to this year’s MILSET Expo-Sciences International (ESI), which takes place in Abu Dhabi, September 22 to 28.
Young innovators and chaperones from every province and two territories are representing the country at this year’s edition of ESI, an international event that brings together students from nearly 60 countries to showcase the creativity of young scientists from all over the world. Read more
Manning Whitby of Toronto received one of eight EIROforum Special Awards during this morning’s awards ceremony at EUCYS 2019 in Sofia, Bulgaria. The award, from EUROfusion, a consortium of national fusion research institutes, includes a one-week trip to the agency’s facility in Culham, UK.
Whitby, together with Bhavya Mohan of Ottawa, represented Canada at the international competition, which rewards and celebrates promising young scientists from Europe and beyond, who present their projects to a panel of international judges. Read more
Six Canada-Wide Science Fair alumni were among the 50 top students to receive the Schulich Leadership Scholarship– the largest Science, Technology, Engineering and Math (STEM) scholarship in Canada: Read more
Thanks in part to scholarships awarded at the 2019 Canada-Wide Science Fair (CWSF), nineteen students attended the STEM Entrepreneurship Bootcamp last week, organized by York University’s Bergeron’s Entrepreneurs in Science and Technology (BEST) program. The STEM Entrepreneurship Bootcamp allows some of Canada’s most talented and accomplished student innovators to examine their award-winning projects with a critical eye to see how they can transform their novel ideas into successful businesses. Read more
Canada's first participation in the China Adolescents Science and Technology Innovation Contest (CASTIC) delivers two gold medals and two special awards in Macau.
Kai Leong (18) of Vancouver, BC (right in photo) and Peter (Danmeng) Zhu (16) of Moncton, NB (left in photo) received two of the 13 available International First Prize Awards (gold medals) and two Gao Shiqi Foundation of China Science and Technology Special Awards at the prestigious international youth STEM project competition, billed as the largest in Asia. Read more
Selected from more than 465 finalists who competed in Fredericton at the 2019 Canada-Wide Science Fair in May, Kai Leong (left in photo), an 18-year-old student from Vancouver, British Columbia and Peter Zhu (right in photo), a 17-year-old student from Moncton, New Brunswick are heading to Macau, China to present their projects at the 34th China Adolescent Science and Technology Innovation Contest (CASTIC). Read more
Phoenix, Arizona hosted the 2019 Intel International Science and Engineering Fair (Intel ISEF) May 12-18, where eight Canadian students competed for top prizes. The rigorous six day competition brought out the best in the approximate 1,800 students who participate every year from more than 80 countries. This amazing experience allows students to win prizes and scholarships which total an astonishing 5 million dollars. Canada was well represented by this talented group of students who brought home five awards. Read more
Fredericton (New Brunswick), May 16, 2019 – The jury is out. The judgment is rendered. Canada's most inspiring and ingenious science project in 2019 belongs to Bhavya Mohan, a 16-year-old, grade 10 student from Ottawa. Bhavya received the news that he had earned the Best Fair Project award at Canada-Wide Science Fair 2019 on May 16th at the University of New Brunswick in Fredericton. Read more
Six years ago, Adam Noble won the Best Project Award at the 2013 Canada-Wide Science Fair in Lethbridge, Alberta. He’s now the CEO and Founder of Noblegen, a company that is redefining the future of nutrition, based on the project that won him top honours. This month, the partnership of Noblegen and Trent University received federal funding of $800,000 over three years from the Natural Sciences and Engineering Research Council of Canada (NSERC) to advance the work Adam began in high school. Read more