CWSF finalists from across the country head to Abu Dhabi for the love of science

Sun, 2019-09-22 02:51 -- Reni Barlow


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.

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, a charitable organization that aims to help youth from Grades 7 through 12 get involved in STEM and project-based learning. Youth Science Canada coordinated the trip, which is being led by board member, Jamie Parsons.

“It is truly inspiring to see so many Canadian students eager to travel to Abu Dhabi simply out of their love for science and to share their ideas and creations with the international STEM community,” says Reni Barlow, executive director at Youth Science Canada. “We are excited to see like-minded youth 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 fair welcomes approximately 1,200 participants from 58 different countries.

Facts on youth participants:

  • Alberta, 2
  • British Columbia, 7
  • Manitoba, 4
  • New Brunswick, 1
  • Northwest Territories,1
  • Nova Scotia, 2
  • Ontario, 13
  • Prince Edward Island, 1
  • Quebec, 12
  • Yukon, 2

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 the development of a national STEM network of Canadian youth. For more information, please visit

About Milset Expo-Sciences International MILSET ESI is an initiative of the International Movement for Leisure Activities in Science and Technology (MILSET), a non-governmental, non-profit and politically independent youth organization, which aims at developing scientific culture among young people through the organization of science-and-technology programs. Milset ESI is the largest event in UAE focusing exclusively on the scientific creativity of young aspiring scientists from all over the world. For more information, please visit

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