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
Science Literacy Week 2017 kicks off Monday, September 18. This initiative’s goal is to showcase the excellence and diversity of Canadian science. From coast to coast to coast, organizations, schools, and libraries will be celebrating science and science communication through events and initiatives encouraging people to learn more about the world around them. Read more
Canada will be represented at the 2017 edition of the European Union Contest for Young Scientists (EUCYS) by three Canada-Wide Science Fair (CWSF) Platinum Award winners; Colette Benko and Crystal Radinski of Calgary, Alberta. and Danish Mahmood of London, Ontario will participate in the event in Tallinn, Estonia, September 22-27. Read more
You may be eligible to apply to be a member of Team Canada-ISEF 2018 to represent Canada at the Intel Science & Engineering Fair (ISEF) in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania from May 13-18. Read more
Youth Science Canada (YSC) is proud to partner with Let’s Talk Science as a Canada 2067 Champion. Canada 2067 is a national initiative with the goal of shaping the future of STEM learning with a focus on grades K-12. The opinions and perspectives of Canadians will be used to “develop an action plan and national vision for STEM learning that will ensure young Canadians are prepared to compete, thrive and contribute in the rapidly changing world of tomorrow.” (Canada 2067) Read more
June 28, 2017 - The 2017 Canada-Wide Science Fair grand award winners were pleasantly surprised with a phone call from the Honourable Kirsty Duncan, Canada’s Minister of Science, Wednesday, June 28, a month after the fair. Minister Duncan, a proud supporter of Youth Science Canada and the Canada-Wide Science Fair (CWSF), is a fierce advocate for opportunities in STEM education and engagement for Canadian youth. She called to congratulate the Platinum award winners and voice her excitement for their passion and dedication to science. Read more
Photo courtesy of Sanofi Biogenius Canada.
Tasnia Nabil, a 2017 Canada-Wide Science Fair (CWSF) finalist from Windsor, Ontario was awarded the top prize at the 2017 Sanofi Biogenius Canada National Final May 10, 2017 in Ottawa, Ontario. Read more
Nicole Schmidt from Sir Winston Churchill High School in Calgary, Alberta has been selected as winner of the Canadian Stockholm Junior Water Prize. She will represent Canada in the 2017 Stockholm Junior Water Prize competition during World Water Week from August 27 to September 1 in Stockholm, Sweden.
In her project, Optimizing Fluid Flow Systems, Schmidt developed a method to create and stabilize bulk bubble foam, which was used to successfully separate ultrafine heavy metal particles dispersed in industrial processing water and groundwater. Read more
Winners at the Canada-Wide Science Fair have been announced – with nearly $1 million in cash awards and scholarships awarded to the country’s top young scientists. Read more
STEAM Horizon Awards, Ottawa, ON – Wednesday, May 17 the Canada Science and Technology Museums Corporation Foundation will be presenting seven STEAM Horizon Awards to Canadian students, three of whom are recent Canada-Wide Science Fair participants. Aidan Aird of Markham, Ontario, Marianne Drolet-Sénéchal of Sherbrooke, Québec, and Thomas Imbeault-Nepton of Saint-Honoré, Québec will be receiving the award along with four students from Toronto, Winnipeg, Scarborough and Lark Harbour. Read more
First Nations University of Canada is pleased to offer a $500 award during Canada-Wide Science Fair being held at the University of Regina, May 14-20, 2017.
The First Nations University of Canada Award will be presented to an outstanding Grade 7 or 8 project that celebrates Aboriginal peoples’ accomplishments and traditional knowledge by showcasing, exploring, reinforcing and expanding the intersections between Indigenous knowledge and Western science. Read more
Seven high school students from across Canada will head to the Intel International Science and Engineering Fair (ISEF) in Los Angeles, CA, from May 14-19, 2017. Read more
500 of Canada’s brightest young scientists are making their way to Regina for the 56th edition of the Canada-Wide Science Fair, May 14-20, 2017.
The event is set to feature these student finalists and their 400 projects, selected from 25,000 regional science fair participants from across the country. 6,000 visitors are also making their way to the Regina area, making this Canada’s largest youth science competition. Visitors include 500 volunteers, 350 judges, 200 chaperones and the public. Read more
Youth Science Canada is pleased to announce the ten recipients of its 2017 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 National Policy Advisory Committee.
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Seven of Canada’s top high school scientists have been selected by Youth Science Canada to represent the country at the 2017 Intel International Science and Engineering Fair (Intel ISEF) from May 14-19 in Los Angeles, California. Intel ISEF is the world championships of science fairs.
Team Canada-ISEF 2017 was selected by a distinguished panel of 20 university faculty, industry researchers, educators and Team Canada-ISEF alumni through a competitive national selection process that began in October and concluded today. Read more
Canada’s brightest young scientists will be in Regina May 14-20 for the 56th edition of the Canada-Wide Science Fair.
The event will feature 500 students and their 400 projects that have earned top marks at regional science fairs across the country. The event is expected to attract about 6,000 visitors to the Regina area, making this Canada’s largest youth science competition. Visitors will include 500 volunteers, 350 judges, 200 chaperones and the public. Read more
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. Read more
Three-time CWSF finalist, Stephanie Gaglione of Woodbridge, Ontario is studying at Oxford University as a Rhodes Scholar.
In an article by Cynthia Macdonald in the UofT Magazine's Winter 2017 issue, Gaglione describes the beginning of her science career: Read more