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Canada-Wide Science Fair Participants

The top students (max. 7 students) in the VIRSF get a PAID TRIP to represent the Vancouver Island Region at the Canada Wide Science Fair (CWSF). Students must be under 21 years of age and registered in grades 7-12 or equivalent. The 2017 CWSF took place in Regina, SK from May 14-20, 2017. The 2018 CWSF will take place in Ottawa, ON from May 12-19, 2018.

Vancouver Island CWSF Students in 2017 (See below for prior years)


Annie McLeod – Marine Brown Algae Extracted Fucoxanthin & Phlorotannin in Dye-Sensitized Solar Cells
    Glenlyon Norfolk School (Grade 10)
Excellence Award – Intermediate Gold Medal
Western University – Gold Medal Entrance Scholarship ($4000)

Melody Cheng – A New Phase of Water: Is This Measurable with Surface Tension?
    Glenlyon Norfolk School (Grade 9)
Excellence Award – Intermediate Bronze Medal
CAP Physics Prize – Intermediate ($750)
Western University – Bronze Medal Entrance Scholarship ($1000)

Nattan Telmer – Powering Animal Trackers with Thermal Electric Generators (TEGs)
    Mount Douglas Secondary (Grade 9)
Excellence Award – Intermediate Silver Medal
S.M. Blair Family Foundation Award ($750)
Youth Can Innovate Awards ($750)
Western University – Silver Medal Entrance Scholarship ($2000)

Nicolas Fedrigo – Stroke Rehabilitation Exoskeleton
     Claremont Secondary (Grade 10)

Excellence Award – Intermediate Bronze Medal
Western University – Bronze Medal Entrance Scholarship ($1000)

Ella Chan – Oral Infections: Does Lactoferrin Inhibit the Bactericidal Action of Eugenol?
Glenlyon Norfolk School (Grade 11)
Excellence Award – Senior Bronze Medal
University of Ottawa – Bronze Medal Entrance Scholarship ($1000)
Western University – Bronze Medal Entrance Scholarship ($1000)

Yassin Guitouni – The KNEEd for Power
Mount Douglas Secondary (Grade 9)
Excellence Award – Intermediate Bronze Medal
Western University – Bronze Medal Entrance Scholarship ($1000)

Anastasia Castro – Microplastic Ocean Pollution
Glenlyon Norfolk School (Grade 9)
Excellence Award – Intermediate Bronze Medal
Western University – Bronze Medal Entrance Scholarship ($1000)



Canada-Wide Science Fair Summaries (2005-17)