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New award for young innovators debuting at 2017 Canada-Wide Science Fair
Bright young stars in science who are competing at Canada’s national science fair this May in Regina, got a major boost of support and funding today from The Gwyn Morgan & Patricia Trottier Foundation.
The Foundation is introducing its Youth Can Innovate Awards, 20 special awards for 16 students valued at $41,000. In addition to 20 cash awards, 8 senior recipients of Youth Can Innovate awards will be included in a social media awareness campaign and an outreach initiative to hometown news outlets.
“One of the key goals of our Foundation is to encourage and support Canadian students in Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics, commonly known as STEM,” said Gwyn Morgan in announcing the awards.
“We believe championing Canada’s young innovators encourages them and provides them with financial support as future builders of Canada,” said Patricia Trottier.
The Youth Can Innovate awards adopt and enhance the Ernest C. Manning Awards Foundation Young Canadian program. The program began in 1992 and ended in 2016.
Reni Barlow, Youth Science Canada managing director welcomed the Youth Can Innovate awards. “We’re thrilled to welcome this new partnership recognizing outstanding STEM innovations by Canadian youth. Every teen in this country needs to know that their ideas and solutions can make a difference, so we’re looking for, and rewarding great projects,” he said.
The Youth Can Innovate awards are offered to students selected to compete at the 2017 Canada-Wide Science Fair. Students can self nominate nominate their projects when they register on the Canada-Wide Science Fair website: http://cwsf.youthscience.ca.
Media contact: Rosemarie Enslin, 403-630-8421 firstname.lastname@example.org @RosemarePRyycT
Reni Barlow, Managing Director, Youth Science Canada 866-341-0040 x 237
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