Schools in St. Theresa Point and Nisichawayasihk Cree Nation (NCN) hosted Youth Science Canada regional science fairs in February.
St. Theresa Point high school hosted their event Feb. 7-8 while NCN’s Otetiskiwin Kiskinwamahtowekamik (Footprint School) hosted theirs Feb. 27-28.
They are among 102 regional science fairs hosted by the organization across Canada annually, with approximately 25,000 students competing in total. The fairs are open to Grade 7 to Grade 12 students, who present projects focusing on important societal issues such as health, the environment, innovation and energy, among others. At each of these fairs, one project receives a Ted Rogers Innovation Award that acknowledges future leaders and their innovative accomplishments.
“Science fairs challenge youth to apply their STEM skills and knowledge to solve everyday issues through projects,” said Youth Science Canada executive director Reni Barlow, in a press release. “We are grateful that Rogers supports our vision to help young entrepreneurs recognize their full potential and evoke change.”
Rogers also funds the Ted Rogers Scholarship Fund, which has provided more than 600 scholarships across the country since launching in 2017.
“At Rogers, we believe there is power in coming together to make a brighter future possible for generations to come,” said Rogers senior director of corporation social responsibility Peter King. “We are pleased to partner with Youth Science Canada and support these regional science fairs to help make a significant difference in the lives of our young participants.”
Youth Science Canada was founded in 1962 and its Canada-Wide Science Fair includes the top 400 projects in the country and attracts more than 10,000 visitors.