Each year, together with provincial and territorial governments, Youth Science Canada declares March as Youth Science Month to celebrate young Canadians striving to make the world a better place through science.
Ashley Anderson, Grade 11 and Forrest Tower, Grade 12 - students at Westside Academy in Prince George, BC - have returned home big winners from the Taiwan International Science Fair, held February 5-11 in Taipei, Taiwan, R.O.C.
On January 11, 2012, Google launched the second annual Google Science Fair. The Google Science Fair is an international competition which encourages students between the ages of 13 to 18 to be curious, ask questions, and perform science experiments to answer those questions. In partnership with CERN, National Geographic, LEGO and Scientific American, Google invites these students to post their science projects online so that they may compete for prizes, scholarships and once-in-a-lifetime experiences. Read more
Carole Charlebois, Executive Director of the Conseil de développement du loisir scientifique (CDLS) from 1990 to 2011, has been named an Honourary Life Member by Youth Science Canada in recognition of her outstanding contribution to the mission of the organization.
This afternoon, Rachel Zimmerman Brachman was honoured with The Women in Film and Television Showcase 2011 Visionary Award at Toronto's TIFF Bell Lightbox - for the project that won her a silver medal at the 1985 Canada-Wide Science Fair (CWSF).
The 2012 Canada-Wide Science Fair will be held in Prince Edward Island for the first time in its history, thanks in part to funding provided by the federal and provincial governments announced today in Charlottetown.
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!
Nicholas Schiefer (17) of Pickering, Ontario has been invited to join former Toronto mayor David Miller, and a host of other diverse and passionate speakers who will gather on September 23rd at the Telus Centre for Performance and Learning in Toronto to share TEDxTalks on the theme of Redefinition.
Youth Science Canada's Ethics web site provides policy and information to ensure that Canadian elementary and secondary school students conduct safe and ethical science projects.
The site is managed by Youth Science Canada's National Ethics Committee.
Adam Noble and Shayla Larson, entering grade twelve at Lakefield District Secondary School in Ontario, represented Canada in the 2011 Stockholm Junior Water Prize competition this week in Stockholm Sweden. The pair was selected by the Canadian Water Environment Federation Member Associations from three projects chosen at the Canada-Wide Science Fair in May, where their project won a senior gold medal, the senior Environment Challenge, a Manning Young Canadian Innovation Award, and entrance scholarships to 5 Canadian universities. Read more
Nicholas Schiefer's first ever science fair project earned him a gold medal at the 2011 Canada-Wide Science Fair and a trip to Slovakia with Team Canada-MILSET. Now he's caught the attention of the Globe and Mail,appearing in the Technology section of today's edition.
Team Canada-MILSET 2011 is in Bratislava, Slovakia participating in MILSET Expo-Sciences International (ESI) 2011, which was opened today by the Slovakian Minister of Education, Science, Research and Sport, Eugen Jurzyca, and the President of MILSET, Roberto Hidalgo of Mexico. A total of 45 Canadian students from 6 provinces are representing the country as a result of a selection process that drew from CWSF finalists, as well as the Québec Super Expo-Sciences from 2010 and 2011. Read more
In part one of its series, "Economy of the Future", Canadian Business magazine examines the challenge of teaching kids to be innovative.
Rachel Mendleson's report in the August 15th issue titled, "Raising Young Einsteins," highlights Youth Science Canada's Smarter Science framework and Program Director Mike Newnham's work to engage Ontario teachers in its use - as well as photos from Canada-Wide Science Fair 2011. Read more
The technology behind Chris Nielsen's 3D stereoscopic vision system may one day enable robots and the visually impaired to navigate indoor environments, or dramatically reduce the time required to map indoor spaces - capabilities that impressed the participants, visitors and judges at the inaugural Google Science Fair Finals that concluded with an impressive awards ceremony at the Google campus in Mountain View, California. Read more
Adam Noble and Shayla Larson, both grade eleven students from Lakefield District Secondary School in Ontario, have been selected to represent Canada at the prestigious Stockholm Junior Water Prize competition in Stockholm, Sweden. Read more
Canada's Science, Technology, and Innovation Council (STIC), released its State of the Nation 2010 report today, which presents indicators of Canada's innovation system and its performance relative to our major trading partners. Read more
Sandra Dusolt of Neebing, Ontario (just outside Thunder Bay) won a senior gold medal at the 2011 Canada-Wide Science Fair in Toronto for her project, "No power, no water, no food, no problem!" In September she heads to Helsinki, Finland, selected by Youth Science Canada as Canada's representative at the 23rd European Union Contest for Young Scientists (EUCYS) from September 23-28.
Two intermediate gold medallists from Canada-Wide Science Fair 2011 have been selected by Youth Science Canada to represent the country at the 4th Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation (APEC) Youth Science Festival this summer in Thailand.
The June 13th issue of Maclean's magazine names three Youth Science Canada alumni among eleven "Leaders of Tomorrow."
In his report titled, "The ones to watch," Nicholas Köhler highlights Adelina Corina Cozma and Rui Song, both members of Team Canada-ISEF 2011, as science leaders, and Ben Gulak of Team Canada-ISEF 2007 in the business category.
Facebook investor Peter Thiel's foundation has announced its inaugural class of 24 young innovators to receive grants of $100,000 - provided they leave school for two years. Two Youth Science Canada alumni - Eden Full and Gary Kurek - are the only Canadians.
The foundation named two dozen young entrepreneurs to the 20 Under 20 Fellowship, a philanthropic grant announced in September by Facebook investor and board member Peter Thiel. The Thiel Foundation intends to spur the creation of more innovative startups through a controversial means: getting more young people to explore alternatives to a post-secondary education.