In part one of its series, "Economy of the Future", Canadian Business magazine examines the challenge of teaching kids to be innovative.
Rachel Mendleson's report in the August 15th issue titled, "Raising Young Einsteins," highlights Youth Science Canada's Smarter Science framework and Program Director Mike Newnham's work to engage Ontario teachers in its use - as well as photos from Canada-Wide Science Fair 2011. Read more
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
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
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.
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.
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.
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.
Work on a drug to slow the progress of cancer has earned two Alberta high school students Best Project honours at the Canada-Wide Science Fair (CWSF) in Toronto this week. The award to Grade 12 students Danny (Yuhao) Huang (17) and Jaclynn Wong (17) of Edmonton was presented at the conclusion of the gala awards ceremony held this evening at Roy Thomson Hall.
Youth Science Canada has been hard at work to provide wireless Internet to all the participants on the exhibit floor. We have good news for all of you! Thanks to SMARTS, wireless Internet will be available for all finalists in the exhibit hall during the Canada-Wide Science Fair. In order to gain access, visit the SMARTS booth to get the SSID and a password. Read more
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.
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.
The 50th anniversary of the Canada-Wide Science Fair will welcome 509 finalists with 426 projects and 179 adult delegates (chaperones) from 99 affiliated regional organizations - numbers that easily make this year's event the largest ever. Read more
Volunteers recruited over the past few months for CWSF 2011, including the Ambassadors, gathered for a day of information and training at Seneca College, Newnham Campus. After hearing from CWSF Host Committee members about various aspects of the week-long program, volunteers signed up for specific times and locations.
Congratulations to the following regions whose finalists have all completed their CWSF 2011 online registration: Read more
With the registration of the 498th finalist late this afternoon, it's clear that CWSF 2011 will surpass the previous mark of 494 set last year in Peterborough - and there's still one week to go. Read more
The CWSF 2011 Host Team is pleased to announce the 17 alumni selected to serve as CWSF 2011 Ambassadors. This group will act as the face of the fair throughout the week, leading social activities, assisting with judging support, and interacting with finalists and delegates.
Congratulations to: Read more
In celebration of the 50th Anniversary of the Canada-Wide Science Fair, the 2011 Host Committee is proud to introduce an exciting new program: the CWSF Ambassadors! The CWSF Ambassadors will be a group of previous CWSF participants who will act as the face of the fair to all finalists and delegates throughout the week. Read more