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Tue, 2013-05-21 12:20 by Youth Science Canada
While temperatures in Phoenix soared to 54°C, Team Canada-ISEF 2013 was also 'hot' at last week's Intel International Science and Engineering Fair (ISEF), winning a total of 25 awards, including two of the seventeen $5,000 Best of Category Awards, and three First Place Grand Awards. Read more
Sun, 2013-04-21 15:15 by Reni Barlow
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 1st Choice Savings Centre Lethbridge, Alberta School groups* and public welcome (free admission): Read more
Sun, 2013-03-31 19:00 by Reni Barlow
Youth Science Canada is pleased to announce the eight recipients of its 2013 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 Science Fair Committee. Congratulations to: Top - left to right: Read more
Sun, 2013-03-17 16:27 by Reni Barlow
Eighteen 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 12-17 in Phoenix, Arizona. Intel ISEF is the world’s largest science fair. Read more
Mon, 2013-02-25 16:24 by Reni Barlow
Youth Science Canada (YSC) is pleased to announce that the Ambassador Program will be returning for the 2013 Canada-Wide Science Fair in Lethbridge, Alberta. The CWSF Ambassadors are former CWSF finalists who have graduated from secondary school and who will interact with finalists and delegates throughout the week. Ambassadors have the opportunity to participate first-hand in the planning and delivery of Canada's premiere youth science event. New for this year: Read more
Wed, 2013-02-13 13:00 by Reni Barlow
The Canadian Young Scientist Journal (CYSJ) offers high school students the opportunity for PhD-reviewed academic publication of their research and ideas. Read more
Tue, 2013-02-12 17:39 by Reni Barlow
Kevala Van Volkenburg (right in photo), Grade 10 from North Peace Secondary in Fort St. John and Keltie Murdoch (left in photo), Grade 12 from Mount Baker Secondary in Cranbrook have returned home winners from the Taiwan International Science Fair, held January 29th to February 5th in Taipei, Taiwan. Read more
Mon, 2013-02-04 22:00 by Reni Barlow
Brenda Finley, Senior Producer for Alberta Primetime, interviews Dr. Roy Golsteyn, Chief Judge for Canada-Wide Science Fair 2013 in Lethbridge about the challenge of finding judges for 500 of the top grade 7-12 young scientists in Canada. Read more
Fri, 2013-02-01 17:50 by Reni Barlow
Canadian Science Publishing - publisher of the National Research Council (NRC) Research Press journals - announced today that Sarthak Sinha is the winner of the 2012 NRC Research Press Scholarship that recognizes the efforts and accomplishments of a contributor to the Canadian Young Scientist Journal (CYSJ). Read more
Wed, 2013-01-30 17:00 by Reni Barlow
On January 30, 2013, Google launched the third annual Google Science Fair. This online science competition is open to young people aged 13 to 18 from around the world - working as an individual or in a team. It offers young people the chance to explore an area of science that they're passionate about - and compete for prizes, scholarships and once-in-a-lifetime experiences. Read more
Mon, 2012-12-10 13:54 by Youth Science Canada
Tonight, Adam Noble (18) of Lakefield, Ontario (near Peterborough) joins a select group of young scientists from around the world - chosen to attend this year's Nobel Prize ceremonies in Stockholm, Sweden. Read more
Fri, 2012-11-30 21:14 by Reni Barlow
Today's National Post includes a special supplement highlighting STEM education in Canada. The cover features Canada-Wide Science Fair and Team Canada-ISEF alumnus Ben Gulak, as well as an opinion piece by Executive Director Reni Barlow, reproduced below. Read more
Tue, 2012-10-23 12:36 by Reni Barlow
Youth Science Canada is pleased to announce the new Canada-Wide Science Fair (CWSF) Project Display System, which will debut at CWSF 2013 in Lethbridge. Read more
Tue, 2012-09-25 12:06 by Reni Barlow
Adam Noble (18) of Lakefield, Ontario won the International Cooperation Award at today's award ceremony for the 2012 European Union Contest for Young Scientists (EUCYS), in Bratislava, Slovakia. In addition to Canada, the guest countries competing for this award, with a cash value of 5,000 Euros, included China, New Zealand, South Korea, and three top projects from the Intel International Science and Engineering Fair (ISEF) in the USA. Read more
Sat, 2012-09-22 16:45 by Reni Barlow
Adam Noble (18) of Lakefield, Ontario is representing Canada at the 2012 European Union Contest for Young Scientists (EUCYS), which opened today in Bratislava, Slovakia. Bringing together 83 projects from 36 countries in the European Union (EU), associated and other countries, and invited guest countries, EUCYS is the science fair championships for the EU. Read more
Fri, 2012-08-31 17:01 by Reni Barlow
In a quarry near Barrie, Ontario, eight junior finalists from CWSF 2012 join Alan Nursall of Discovery Channel's Daily Planet attempting to create the world's largest baking soda and vinegar volcano - and set a Guinness World Record. Read more
Thu, 2012-08-09 06:57 by Reni Barlow
Youth Science Canada is saddened to report that CWSF 2011 alumna, Eleesha Wijeratne from Toronto and her father were killed in a head-on crash on the Queen Elizabeth Way (QEW) last weekend. A teen was driving the wrong way on the ramp from the QEW to the northbound Highway 427 when his SUV collided head-on with the family's minivan. Eleesha dreamed of becoming a chemical engineer. Read more
Mon, 2012-07-23 23:30 by Reni Barlow
Yassine Bouanane (17) of Laval, Québec has been selected as one of 15 finalists in the second annual Google Science Fair. His project, Soleil, où es-tu? (Sun, where are you?), involved the development of a device that automatically orients solar panels perpendicular to the sun to maximise their energy output. Bouanane's device delivers 36.5% more energy than a standard solar panel under the same conditions. Read more
Thu, 2012-06-07 17:00 by Reni Barlow
Youth Science Canada alumni were front-and-centre at today's Youth in Motion 2012 Top 20 Under 20 Awards announcement. Seven of the twenty young Canadians honoured this year are Canada-Wide Science Fair and/or Team Canada-ISEF alumni. This year's recipients include: Read more
Mon, 2012-05-21 13:50 by Reni Barlow
Four Canadian projects are among the 90 regional finalists announced today in the second 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. The four Canadian projects are: Age 13-14 Read more

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