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Sun, 2012-03-18 23:00 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 12-19 in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. Intel ISEF is the world’s largest science fair. Read more
Thu, 2012-03-01 00:00 by Reni Barlow
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. Read more
Wed, 2012-01-11 19:00 by Reni Barlow
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
Wed, 2011-12-21 14:12 by Reni Barlow
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. Read more
Thu, 2011-09-15 00:10 by Reni Barlow
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. Read more
Tue, 2011-08-23 23:15 by Reni Barlow
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
Thu, 2011-08-04 15:03 by Reni Barlow
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. Read more
Tue, 2011-07-19 17:00 by Reni Barlow
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
Tue, 2011-07-12 02:36 by Reni Barlow
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
Fri, 2011-07-08 22:29 by Reni Barlow
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
Fri, 2011-06-17 17:37 by Reni Barlow
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. Read more
Fri, 2011-06-17 15:57 by Reni Barlow
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. Read more
Thu, 2011-06-02 21:50 by Reni Barlow
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. Read more
Thu, 2011-05-26 19:14 by Reni Barlow
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. Read more
Mon, 2011-05-23 23:43 by Reni Barlow
Chris Nielsen of Calgary, Alberta has been selected from over 7,500 entries from around the world as one of 15 finalists in the inaugural Google Science Fair. As a member of Team Canada-ISEF 2011, Chris won a First Place Grand Award and a Second Place Special Award from The International Society for Optical Engineering at the Intel International Science and Engineering Fair for the project, Feature Point Analysis System. Read more
Fri, 2011-05-13 11:49 by Reni Barlow
Team Canada-ISEF 2011 returned home with 17 awards from Intel ISEF 2011, held in Los Angeles, California this week, including a First Place Grand Award. The world's largest pre-college celebration of science, Intel ISEF brings together over 1,500 students from nearly 60 nations to compete for over $4 million US in scholarships, tuition grants, internships, scientific field trips and the grand prize: a $50,000 US scholarship. Read more
Tue, 2011-05-10 21:54 by Reni Barlow
Team Canada-ISEF 2011 has arrived in Los Angeles and has been busy setting up and preparing for the start of the fair. Follow the team's blog under "BlogPosts" on the Team Canada site. Read more
Mon, 2011-05-09 11:59 by Reni Barlow
Five Canadian projects are among the 60 semi-finalists announced today in the inaugural 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. Read more
Fri, 2011-05-06 15:02 by Reni Barlow
Team Canada-ISEF 2011 had a chance to meet the media today at an event hosted by Intel Canada at the Royal Ontario Museum in Toronto. Tomorrow they head to Los Angeles to compete in the Intel International Science and Engineering Fair. Read more
Sun, 2011-03-20 12:26 by Reni Barlow
Twenty 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) May 8-13 in Los Angeles, California. Intel ISEF is the world’s largest science fair. Read more

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