About Team Canada-MILSET
MILSET Expo-Sciences International
Participating in MILSET Expo-Sciences International (ESI) is an opportunity for students to
- Highlight their efforts in research, science, and technological innovation as well as contributing to their personal development.
- Establish relationships with other individuals and institutions who share similar goals about developing scientific, technical, and social projects in order to exchange ideas benefiting the needs of today's world, industry, the educational sector and society at large.
- Allow exposure on an international level facilitating scientific collaboration among youth.
- Promote scientific culture in a multicultural environment, allowing the sharing of educational experiences so as to achieve a higher-standard of scientific activities.
In 2011, sponsorship from the Province of Ontario, Nuclear Waste Management Organization (NWMO) and The Canadian Commission for UNESCO to Youth Science Canada helped 44 students from Ontario, Québec, New Brunswick and Saskatchewan to participate on Team Canada-MILSET 2011, which represented the country at the MILSET Expo- Sciences International (ESI) 2011 in Bratislava, Slovakia from July 18 to 24, 2011. Held every two years, this non-competitive event, which brings together young people from over 75 countries to exchange ideas and compare projects, aims to instil a culture of science by fostering networking and international collaboration.
Enrique Padilla Award
At the closing of MILSET Expo-Sciences International (ESI) 2009 in Tunis, Tunisia in July 2009, Team Canada-MILSET was awarded the Enrique Padilla Award, recognizing the best delegation at the biennial international youth science event. The team was selected on the basis of the quality of their projects, team organization, spirit, and their overall contribution to the Expo, which hosted nearly 1000 young scientists from over 40 countries.
Although Canada has participated in every ESI since the first gathering in Québec City in 1987, this was the first time the country has been selected for the award.
Team Canada MILSET 2011
Team Canada-MILSET 2011 comprised 47 high school students from Alberta, New Brunswick, Nova Scotia, Ontario, Québec and Saskatchewan. Three were winners of awards at the CWSF 2011. 44 were selected by their provincial youth science organizations based on the quality of their projects at the Canada-Wide Science Fair and Québec provincial science fair, as well as their ability to communicate their science and serve as ambassadors of Canada. They were accompanied by nine delegates, plus one Canadian member of the MILSET Executive Committee.