Canada-Wide Science Festival comes to Montreal in 2016
TORONTO, February 9, 2015 - Youth Science Canada (YSC) today formally announced that the Canada-Wide Science Festival will return to Montreal in 2016. As YSC's flagship program, the Canada-Wide Science Festival engages bright minds in amazing discovery while recognizing Canada's top 500 young scientists and their projects.
"Youth Science Canada is thrilled to bringing the fair back to Montreal as part of the Canada-Wide Science Festival," said Brad McCabe, executive director, Youth Science Canada. "CWSF continues to be an inspiration for innovative young Canadians who dream of transforming their ideas into solutions to global challenges and exciting new businesses."
The 2016 Canada-Wide Science Festival will be held in May at McGill University in Montreal. Canada's top 500 young scientists in grades 7-12, and their projects as selected at over 100 regional science fairs in every province and territory, will compete for awards, prizes, and scholarships valued at nearly $1 million. A panel of 350-400 judges, comprising local university, college, and private sector researchers, scientists, and engineers, will select the winners.
YSC will be presenting CWSF 2016 in Montreal in partnership with local host Educational Alliance for Science & Technology (EAST). “We are excited to be hosting the Canada-Wide Science Fair in collaboration with our partners, McGill University, CDLS-CLS Network and CLSM. Montreal is a fantastic city and we look forward to sharing it with students and their teachers from across Canada” said Agostino Porchetta, president of EAST.
More information on the Canada-Wide Science Festival can be found at http://cwsf.youthscience.ca.
About Youth Science Canada
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.