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
Cameron Dundas, Kass Reece, Sebastian Bolton, Justin Clifton, Floyd Dundas, Alexa Bolton and Sami Pardy, are seven students from Hartley Bay who recently experienced the full impact of science and exploration. While breaking out of their comfort zones at the Pacific Northwest Regional Science Fair, these students discovered much more than the fair itself. “We believe that it is very important for our students to have a chance to socialize and learn outside of the village”, says teacher Ryan Saunders. Read more
On March 10th, 2019 the tragic plane crash in Ethiopia hit close to home for the Youth Science Canada Community. CWSF 2010 alumna Danielle Moore, 24, was on the flight, headed to the UN Environmental Assembly in Nairobi to represent Canada as a Youth Delegate.
YSC wishes to remember Danielle for the amazing work she accomplished and her significant contributions to environmental justice. Read more
This year’s five winners of the STEAM Horizon award have been named and we are pleased to announce that they include three CWSF and Team Canada-ISEF alumni. The STEAM award is given by Ingenium (Canada’s Museums of Science and Innovation) to five students who demonstrate and develop their interest in Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts and Math (STEAM). The three CWSF alumni awarded include Tyra Cockney-Goose, Waleed Sawan and Jackson Weir. Read more
The first regional science fair to be held in the Baffin region of Nunavut in nearly 20 years will be held virtually, starting today. Qikiqtaaluk Regional Science Fair judges will evaluate student video submissions from across the region, and while that process will not be streamed to the public, the judges will share updates via social media. Read more
Eight of Canada’s top high school scientists have been selected by Youth Science Canada to represent the country at the 2019 Intel International Science and Engineering Fair (Intel ISEF) from May 12-18 in Phoenix, Arizona. Intel ISEF is the world championships of science fairs.
Team Canada-ISEF 2019 was selected by a distinguished panel of 19 university faculty, researchers, educators and Team Canada-ISEF alumni through a competitive national selection process that began in October and concluded today. Read more
Nicolas Fedrigo, a Grade 12 student from Victoria, BC was awarded first place in the Engineering category for his project entitled “Improving Spinal Fusions: Redesigning the Pedicle Probe to Prevent Vertebral Breaches” at the 2019 Taiwan International Science Fair. Nicolas’s innovation, which helps to prevent complications during spinal fusion surgery, also received top awards at the 2018 Canada-Wide Science Fair and European Union Contest for Young Scientists. Read more
We are thrilled to announce that Youth Science Canada has partnered with Rogers, who recently provided a $50,000 national community grant to support our efforts in fostering the growth and development of young Canadians who are passionate about science, technology, engineering and math (STEM).
Jonathan Lévesque of Lévis, Québec won a gold medal, the senior Innovation Challenge Award, and a Youth Can Innovate Award at CWSF 2018 for QualyL, his first-of-its-kind, no replacement artificial heart. The unique invention not only functions as a heart, but also runs real-time self-diagnostic tests to detect any problems, and adjusts beats-per-minute based on the patient’s situation (such as physical activity or altitude changes), all while being roughly 250 times cheaper than current artificial hearts. Read more
CWSF and Team Canada-ISEF alumna Ann Makosinski was featured in the January 27, 2019 episode of CBC's The Nature of Things, titled "The Nature of Invention." Read more