At the close of today's opening ceremonies for the 2012 Canada-Wide Science Fair in Charlottetown, Prince Edward Island, Mike Eisen, Chief Legal Officer for Microsoft Canada, announced a new partnership with Youth Science Canada - and a new Microsoft Canada Alumni Award.
The recipient will be a Canada-Wide Science Fair alumnus or alumna who best personifies excellence in innovation, science and technology in his/her chosen field. The award will be presented for the first time at the 2013 Canada-Wide Science Fair in Lethbridge, Alberta next May.
During the announcement, Eisen stated, "We hope by highlighting their successes and contributions… and their journeys… that their story will inspire younger generations." Eisen was introduced by Executive Director Reni Barlow who noted that Youth Science Canada, "was proud to partner with an organization that has made such a large impact across the globe with its technology and programs for youth and educators alike."
The announcement concluded with a brief video presentation highlighting the award and a number of CWSF alumni.
View the video presentation:
Since 1962, Youth Science Canada has been Canada's leading organization for the promotion of innovation and celebration of excellence in science, engineering and technology among our nation's youth. A national, registered charitable organization, Youth Science Canada provides or partners in programs to increase awareness and involvement of youth in science, engineering and technology, to engage, mentor and recognize Canada's young scientists, and to engage leading public and private sector organizations in the development of a national science, engineering and technology network of Canadian youth. For more information, please visit http://youthscience.ca.
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