YSC announces today the launch of a podcast series, Why to How: Adventures in STEM.
Hosted by Stuart McKelvie, the podcast takes listeners on a deep dive into the passions that fuel humanity’s pursuit of innovation, creativity and exploration through the personal stories of Canada-Wide Science Fair alumni.
Episode one features Canadian inventor Ann Makosinski. Read more
Canada-Wide Science Fair (CWSF), the country’s largest annual youth science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) event, will be going virtual in 2021. Youth Science Canada, organizers of the event, confirmed that the 2021 edition will take place, as planned, with the same components and Ottawa focus, but totally online. Read more
Youth Science Canada announces today the appointment of Melina Found to the newly created role of Youth STEM Project Development Director. Working closely with YSC staff, volunteers and partners at the local level, Melina will lead the development and implementation of YSC’s National Youth STEM Project Development Initiative, a national program to ensure that Canadian youth have the inspiration, resources and support required to complete their STEM projects. Read more
Ten bright minds from Canada’s science fair community prepare to wrap up an intensive four-day bootcamp to learn more about bringing their innovation to market. Held virtually, from August 11 to 14, the fourth annual YSC-York University STEM Entrepreneurship Bootcamp allows students to learn and apply current entrepreneurship best practices to turn their projects into viable businesses. The class of 2020 includes ten ribbon recipients from Youth Science Canada’s first Online STEM Fair, held in May of this year. Read more
Youth Science Canada’s 2020 Online STEM Fair has been selected as a finalist in the Science Engagement category for Falling Walls Engage 2020. The prestigious program takes place during Berlin Science Week (November 1-10). Read more
Youth Science Canada is pleased to announce its 2020-2021 board of directors, a dynamic group of STEM advocates and experts, to help steer the organization into its 60th year. Changes to the board include the appointment to three-year terms of Christian Theriault (left photo), four-time finalist at Canada-Wide Science Fair and award-winning serial entrepreneur, and Richard (Dick) Wilson (right photo), a communications expert with a career spanning close to four decades. Caroline Whippey, board member since 2018, was elected to the role of chair. Read more
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