What a week it has been! From inspirational projects and collaborative activities to breathtaking scenery and spectacular ceremonies; the 2013 Canada-Wide Science Fair has been a huge success.
On Thursday night, the tightly-packed ENMAX Centre in Lethbridge was filled with anticipation as finalists eagerly awaited the results from this year’s fair. Hosted by the Master of Ceremonies, Dominic Tremblay, finalists were called up on stage to be presented their awards from prominent names in the world of science and academia. When all was said and done, nearly 1 million dollars in awards was presented to the next generation of Canadian scientists and engineers.
This year’s Best Project Award went to Adam Noble (19) from Peterborough, Ontario, for his project, Silver Nano-Particle Therapy: A New Cure For Cancer. The Platinum Award for best intermediate project went to Alexander Deans (16) from Windsor, Ontario, for his project, iAid: A Novel Navigation Device for the Visually Impaired. The Platinum Award for best junior project went to Harishitaa Prithiviraj (14), from Chignecto West, Nova Scotia, for her project, Divided We Fade, United We Cure!!!.
On Friday, finalists and winning projects were ready to show off their achievements to the public one last time. After a smooth project take down, finalists headed out to “Discover Downtown Lethbridge”, where some went to the gorgeous Galt Gardens, and others went shopping for souvenirs. What a great way to end off a week of exceptional science! We are already excited about next year!
Congratulations to all the winners and finalists for their hard work, dedication and perseverance to make it this far!
The Awards Ceremony, which was livestreamed for the first time this year, can be viewed online at the following link:
About the Canada-Wide Science Fair
In bringing Canada’s top young scientists together, the CWSF aims to accomplish two primary goals:
- to help participants benchmark their scientific and technological achievements against those of peers and to create a positive scientific and social experience for all the young people involved.
- to expose other students in the CWSF’s geographic area to peer role models – the best young science and technology minds in the country.
The CWSF is organized by Youth Science Canada, a national charitable organization that awards the event to a different local host committee every year. CWSF 2014 will be held in Windsor, Ontario.