Hayley Todesco from Canada received the 2014 Stockholm Junior Water Prize on September 3rd for inventing a method that uses sand filters to treat oil contaminated water and recover water for reuse. H.R.H. Crown Princess Victoria of Sweden presented the prize at an award ceremony during the World Water Week in Stockholm. Read more
Canada-Wide Science Fair 2014 names top projects
For over 50 years now, Youth Science Canada has played a vital role in nurturing the scientific impulse amongst our youth—encouraging them to get their hands dirty while developing scientific and technological knowledge and skills. With that in mind, I couldn’t be more excited to tell you about our new partnership with EF Educational Tours.
Youth Science Canada is looking to hire two summer students to work within our fundraising and marketing & communications activities from our Pickering, Ontario office.
You must be a student in an accredited program at the college or university level who will also be returning to school in September.
The position descriptions for the Development Summer Coordinator and the Communications Summer Coordinator are listed below.
Start date: May 1, 2014
End date: August 22, 2014 Read more
Twelve of Canada’s top high school scientists have been selected by Youth Science Canada to represent the country at the Intel International Science and Engineering Fair (Intel ISEF) from May 11-17 in Los Angeles, California. Intel ISEF is the world’s largest science fair. Read more
Youth Science Month in Canada Read more
Youth Science Canada is pleased to announce the launch of a new award for the 2014 CWSF in Windsor, ON – The BlackBerry Smartphone App Development Award. Read more
Canada and the world are facing tough problems. Canadian youth want to make a difference. They know science isn’t easy, but it’s important. We’re challenging them to make their world a better place.
And with nearly $1M in awards, prizes, and scholarships, we’re serious!
For the second year in a row, a Canadian has captured the prestigious International Cooperation Prize at the European Union Contest for Young Scientists (EUCYS). Earlier today, Jessie MacAlpine of Woodstock, Ontario (left in photo) won the award for her project, Mustard Oil as an Apicomplexan-Targeting Drug Therapy for Plasmodium falciparum - a promising cure for malaria that uses a cooking oil common in developing countries and costs one million times less than the current leading antimalarial drug. Read more
Ann Makosinski (15) of Victoria, BC (centre left in photo) won the age 15-16 category at this year’s Google Science Fair, becoming the first Canadian to win an award in the global online event.
Ten top young scientists from Ontario and Québec represented Canada at the MILSET Expo-Sciences International from September 13-19 in Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates (UAE). The biennial event, which featured over 1,500 participants from 65 countries in the Abu Dhabi National Exhibition Centre, welcomed over 30,000 visitors, including students, members of the general public, and special guests. Canada's Ambassador to the UAE, Arif Lalani (centre in photo), met the team and visited each of their projects. Read more
Adam Noble's groundbreaking work with nanosilver - the focus of two highly successful science fair projects - was featured tonight on CBC TV's The National.
His work includes:
Ann Makosinski (15) of Victoria, BC has been selected as one of 15 finalists in the third annual Google Science Fair. Her project, The Hollow Flashlight, involved the design and construction of a highly original device that converts body heat into light resulting in a steady flashlight beam without the use of batteries or other energy sources. "I got the inspiration for my project when I found out humans are actually like 100 watt walking light bulbs. We have so much thermal energy in us, so why aren't we using it?", she noted. Read more
Youth Science Canada is pleased to announce that it has been accredited under Imagine Canada's national Standards Program.
Four Canadians are among the 90 regional finalists announced today in the third annual Google Science Fair (GSF). Similar in structure to the Canada-Wide Science Fair, the GSF groups projects into three age categories with all projects in the age category competing against each other, regardless of the type of science.
Once again this year, Youth Science Canada alumni were prominent amongst the recipients of the Top 20 Under 20 Awards, presented at a ceremony in Toronto today. Six of the twenty young Canadians honoured this year are Canada-Wide Science Fair and/or Team Canada-ISEF alumni.
This evening, at its 150th Anniversary Gala, Bayer Canada honoured select Canadians who have made a mark on society through science and innovation. Those recognized included Reni Barlow, Executive Director of Youth Science Canada. The event, held at the MaRS Centre in Toronto, assembled 300 members of the Canadian health, agricultural, and science industries to celebrate the achievements of the 23 honourees. Read more
Canada's top grade 7-12 young scientists, selected at over 100 regional science fairs across the country, will gather at Youth Science Canada's 52nd annual Canada-Wide Science Fair, presented by BlackBerry and hosted by the University of Lethbridge.
University of Lethbridge
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School groups* and public welcome (free admission):