On January 22 and January 25, we will be hosting our ‘Stepping Up’ webinars and we encourage all students who have started a project to tune in. The webinar is intended to help students take their projects to the next level and will work to read their outcome and encourage participation at regional science fairs, the Canada-Wide Science Fair or the Intel International Science and Engineering Fair. It will provide you with an introduction to invaluable resources, tips and best practices for the ambitious competitor looking for the top prize. Read more
Teachers, check your mailboxes! Youth Science Canada is happy to announce that our annual Invent the Future poster and newsletter has been sent out to educators all across the nation. Read more
We Day is an initiative of Free the Children and is focused around empowering a generation of youth and celebrating their power at an incredible event to create positive change around the world. We Day takes place in Toronto and Vancouver and has been growing in popularity since it began in 2007.
On September 22nd & 23rd, two young Canadian scientists won very prestigious international competitions in Mountain View, California and Warsaw, Poland. Read more
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.
Youth Science Month in Canada
Whereas over 500,000 children and youth across Canada will be participating in local and regional science and technology fairs in every part of the country in March, and 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: