New Innovation Awards to Debut at CWSF 2017

Wed, 2017-03-01 14:26 -- Reni Barlow


Finalists heading to the Canada-Wide Science Fair in Regina this May got a major boost of support and funding today from The Gwyn Morgan & Patricia Trottier Foundation.

The Foundation is introducing its Youth Can Innovate Awards, 20 special awards for 16 students valued at $41,000, starting with four junior ($500) and four intermediate ($750) cash awards. Eight senior recipients will receive $1,000 cash and be included in a social media awareness campaign and an outreach initiative to hometown news outlets. Four of the senior award winners will take home an additional $7,000 in cash.

“One of the key goals of our Foundation is to encourage and support Canadian students in Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics, commonly known as STEM,” said Gwyn Morgan in announcing the awards.

“We believe championing Canada’s young innovators encourages them and provides them with financial support as future builders of Canada,” said Patricia Trottier.

The Youth Can Innovate awards adopt and enhance the Ernest C. Manning Awards Foundation Young Canadian program, which began in 1992 and ended in 2016.

Reni Barlow, Youth Science Canada managing director welcomed the Youth Can Innovate awards. “We’re thrilled to welcome this new partnership recognizing outstanding STEM innovations by Canadian youth. Every teen in this country needs to know that their ideas and solutions can make a difference, so we’re looking for, and rewarding great projects,” he said.

The Youth Can Innovate awards are offered to finalists selected to compete at the 2017 Canada-Wide Science Fair by over 100 Regional Science Fairs in every province and territory. Finalists can nominate their projects for the Youth Can Innovate awards when they register in the CWSF Online Registration System.

More information about Youth Can Innovate can be found at and on Facebook/@YouthCanInnovate, Twitter/@YTHCanInnovate, and Instagram/@youthcaninnovate.


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Media contact: Rosemarie Enslin, 403-630-8421  [email protected]  @RosemarePRyycT

Reni Barlow, Managing Director, Youth Science Canada  866-341-0040 x 237