Earlier in November, it was announced that Edmonton would be hosting the Canada-wide STEM event, for the next eight years. Youth Science Canada has selected Edmonton to host 2020, 2023, and 2026 editions.
Edmonton’s popularity, even among tourists, has been steadily increasing over the years. Last year, travel to Edmonton increased by 3.5%, according to Alberta Tourism.
The city will be busy during the week-long Canada-Wide Science Fair, which is set to attract more than 10,000 visitors. Over 500 students will exhibit their STEM (science, technology, engineering and math) projects. In addition to the student developed projects, visitors will also get a chance to attend workshops, interact with hands-on exhibits from colleges and private sectors and much more.
The event will be held at the Edmonton Expo Centre, which is only steps away from Coliseum Inn, including the official awards ceremony. Event organizers were very confident in Edmonton’s ability to host and deliver a wonderful experience for the visitors and exhibitors. “We’re very happy for the City of Edmonton and especially for our participants and their families,” says Reni Barlow, executive director at Youth Science Canada. Members of Youth Science Canada have been putting Canada on the map in 2018, by winning two of the three First Place Awards at the European Union Contest for Young Scientists in Dublin, Ireland. Fifteen-year-old Brandon Matusch and Seventeen year old Nicolas Fedrigo made history as Canada became the first non-EU country to win these awards. Brandon won for their self-driving electric go-kart, while Nicolas developed an improved version of the awl-like tool surgeons use to create holes in vertebrae during spinal surgery.
Prime Minister Justin Trudeau had invited some of Canada’s top scientists and researchers to Parliament Hill this past September, to present their projects.
Youth in Edmonton, and across Canada, can join the Youth Science Canada membership by completing an online form, along with a one time of $50. You can click here to access the form details.