They’ve been compared to The Decemberists, The Weakerthans and other indie bands that introduced a new, different sound to the industry. Read more
In the 1970s, major sociological as well as scientific advancements were made. Steven Hawking described his revolutionary theories of black holes and the biological fields of molecular biology, virology and genetics evolved into their current forms. Read more
Mireille Salloum and Vaness Ajouri, are grade 8 students from Ottawa. The sources of inspiration for their project “Absorption des couches,” were their families and friends. They have been working on this project for 4-5 months and are excited to be in Toronto, for the first time, at the Canada Wide Science Fair.
The Canada Wide Science Fair debuted in Ottawa, Ontario, in 1962 with less than 100 participants, compared to over 400 projects this year in 2011. It was started by a group of educators across the country that wanted to create a science fair spanning all regions of Canada. Read more
Youth Science Canada is proud to celebrate 50 years of science fairs across the country: that's 50 years of hard work, encouraging scientific thought, rewarding scientific merit and engaging young minds. Read more
So you’re good at science—but are you using SMARTS? SMARTS is Youth Science Canada's online community that connects young people with an interest in science, technology, engineering and mathematics. If you’re in grade 7-12, and you want to meet other Canadian students who share your interests, you’ll want to be part of this amazing web 2.0 adventure.
This year, the Canada-Wide Science Fair will celebrate its 50th year. For a full half-century, this annual event has celebrated the spirit of scientific curiosity and discovery among Canadian youth. For me, this anniversary is especially exciting, because I will be attending this year’s event as an MC and Program Coordinator — nearly 20 years after I first participated as a student! Read more
Planes, Trains & Automobiles and the occasional Bus
Packing, repacking, checking the list and asking yourself:
“What did I forget to pack?”
“Did I remember the pins to trade?”
“Is my project board too big, too heavy for travelling by plane?” Read more
The May issue of Canadian Chemical News features a 1,200-word profile of Dr. Suzanne Fortier, president of NSERC, the Natural Sciences and Engineering Research Council of Canada. The article, which I wrote, tells how Fortier went from humble beginnings to become a research crystallographer, a university vice-president and eventually one of Canada's top science administrators.