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
After winning the Platinum Award for the Best Junior Project at the 2017 Canada-Wide Science Fair for his innovative W.I.N.I.T.S. (Wireless Interconnected Non-Invasive Triage System), Danish Mahmood of London, ON has been on the fast-track to changing the world! Recently announced as one of 32 Three Dot Dash Global Teen Leaders for 2019 by the We Are Family Foundation (WAFF), he will soon be working closely with universities to test his cost-effective vital-signs monitoring system. Read more
At just 11-years old, Stella Bowles was determined to make a big impact in her local community, and eventually nationwide. Her Canada-Wide Science Fair 2017 project on the raw sewage causing pollution in a river near her home quickly took off, sparking interest from all three levels of government and prompting a $15 million cleanup for Nova Scotia’s LaHave River. Read more
2019 has been declared the International Year of the Periodic Table of chemical elements (IYPT) by the United Nations. Read more
Youth Science Canada (YSC) is pleased to announce that the Ambassador Program will be returning for the 2019 Canada-Wide Science Fair in Fredericton, New-Brunswick.
We are now accepting applications. Please see below for details. If you qualify, we look forward to your application. Otherwise, please feel free to share the information with potential applicants.
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. Read more
It came down to the final two award presentations, but young Canadians won two of the three First Place Awards at this year's European Union Contest for Young Scientists (EUCYS) in Dublin, Ireland.
Brendon Matusch (15) of Sudbury, Ontario (left in photo) and Nicolas Fedrigo (17) of Victoria, British Columbia (right in photo) made EUCYS history in that moment as Canada became the first non-EU country to win two of the three First Place Awards. The last country to achieve the feat was Portugal in 2014. Read more
Youth Science Canada granted $540,000 over three years to enable 30,000 Grade 5-12 students and their teachers to visit the Canada-Wide Science Fair. Read more
You may be eligible to apply to be a member of Team Canada-ISEF 2020 to represent Canada at the International Science & Engineering Fair (ISEF) in Anaheim, California from May 10-15. ISEF is the world's largest pre-college celebration of science that brings together over 1,800 students from more than 80 nations to compete for over $4 million in awards, scholarships, tuition grants, internships, scientific field trips and 3 grand prizes, including a $75,000 university scholarship. Read more
Team Canada-ISEF put on a great performance at the 2018 Intel International Science and Engineering Fair, bringing home a total of eight awards, including 5 grand awards and 3 special awards.
Introducing Canada’s Top Young ScientistsCanada-Wide Science Fair Winners Announced
Ottawa (Ontario), May 16, 2018 – This year’s winners of the Canada-Wide Science Fair are three young people whose projects impressed the judges with their ingenuity and the innovation behind their projects.
Youth Science Canada is pleased to announce the ten recipients of its 2018 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 2018 Intel International Science and Engineering Fair (Intel ISEF) from May 13-18 in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. Intel ISEF is the world championships of science fairs.
Team Canada-ISEF 2018 was selected by a distinguished panel of 23 university faculty, researchers, educators and Team Canada-ISEF alumni through a competitive national selection process that began in October and concluded today. Read more
Youth Science Canada (YSC) is pleased to announce that the Ambassador Program will be returning for the 2018 Canada-Wide Science Fair in Ottawa, Ontario.
We are now accepting applications. Please see below for details. If you qualify, we look forward to your application. Otherwise, please share the information with potential applicants.
Photo credit: Prime Minister's Office
Some of the country's brightest young scientists, researchers and inventors graced the halls of Parliament Hill on Tuesday, displaying their impressive science, technology, engineering and math (STEM) projects to Prime Minister Justin Trudeau, Minister of Science Dr. Kirsty Duncan and Canada’s newly appointed Chief Science Advisor, Dr. Mona Nemar. Read more
Canada once again showed its leadership in youth science, technology, engineering and math (STEM). Team Canada received top honours at the 2017 European Union Contest for Young Scientists (EUCYS) in Tallinn, Estonia.
Danish Mahmood (right, in photo), a grade 9 student from London, Ontario, won one of the 7,000 Euro First Prize Awards awarded to the top three projects. Colette Benko (centre, in photo), a grade 12 student from Calgary, Alberta, took home one of three 5,000 Euro Second Prize Awards. Read more