Prime Minister welcomes youth STEM stars to Parliament Hill

Fri, 2018-09-21 14:11 -- Reni Barlow


Some of Canada's top young scientists, researchers and inventors were on display in Parliament's Centre Block on Wednesday, presenting their science, technology, engineering and math (STEM) projects to Prime Minister Justin Trudeau, Minister of Science and Sport Kirsty Duncan and other federal ministers and officials.

Organized by the Natural Sciences and Engineering Research Council of Canada (NSERC), the second annual Prime Minister’s Science Fair welcomed 35 students, ages 10 to 18, from across the country, recognizing them for their work ranging from cancer research to better transport for chicks.

CWSF and Team Canada alumni made up almost 60% of the students at the event (20 of 35), including Janani Venkat (pictured) of Halifax, Nova Scotia. Six of these were selected to participate by other organizations. YSC alumni attending the event included:

  • Colette Benko (Calgary AB)
  • Madhumita Chandrasekaran (Winnipeg MB)
  • Tyra Cockney-Goose (Inuvik NT)
  • Mac Dykeman (Langley BC)
  • Gavin Howells (Whitehorse YT)
  • Sophie MacDonald (Rice Point PE)
  • Danish Mahmood (London ON)
  • Jasmine Rahman (St. John's NL)
  • Wendell Sta Maria (Regina SK)
  • Zachary Trefler (Waterloo ON)
  • Janani Venkat (Halifax NS)
  • Jackson Weir (Saint John NB)
  • Kerry Yang (Sudbury ON)
  • Kenz Zaghib (Longueuil QC)
  • Sajeev Kohli (Waterloo ON) - Sanofi Biogenius Canada
  • Ella Chan - STEAM Horizon Awards
  • Maxim Charbonneau (St-Eustache QC) - Super Expo-sciences Hydro-Québec
  • Allison Engo (Lasalle QC) - Super Expo-sciences Hydro-Québec
  • Jonathan Lévesque (Lévis QC) - Super Expo-sciences Hydro-Québec
  • Emmy Tremblay (Chicoutimi QC) - Super Expo-sciences Hydro-Québec

Youth Science Canada is proud of all young Canadians who engage their curiosity and transform their questions and ideas into projects that make our world a better place.

Photo credit: Adam Scotti (PMO PHOTO)