Approximately 80 students participating in the Canada Wide Science Fair toured the Research Centre today. The tours were coordinated by Bill Peters, Steve Jones and Mike Czubryt, and included a historical overview of the Centre and lab tours in the Institute of Cardiovascular Sciences, the Canadian Centre for Agri-Food Research in Health and Medicine (CCARM), and the Division of Neurodegenerative Disorders.
The Canada-Wide Science Fair (CWSF) is the premier event of the YSC National Science Fair Program and is jointly presented by YSC, the national governing body for science fairs, and a local Host Committee comprised of professors, research scientists, members of the business community, science educators, and graduate students.
Each year, some 450 top young scientists in grades 7-12 are chosen from approximately 25,000 competitors at over one hundred regional science and technology fairs across the country. These elite participants compete in nine divisions and three age categories for medals and other prizes worth over $360,000. Judges include top scientists and industry experts.
This year the event is being hosted by the University of Manitoba.