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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 2018 CWSF took place in Ottawa, ON from May 12-19, 2018. The 2019 CWSF will take place in Fredricton, NB from May 15-17, 2019.

Vancouver Island CWSF Students in 2018 (See below for prior years)

Nicolas Fedrigo – Spinal Fusions: Redesigning the Pedicle Probe to Prevent Vertebral Breaches
Claremont Secondary School (Grade 11)
Platinum Award – Best Senior Project ($1000)
University of Toronto Engineering Award – Senior
Challenge Award – Innovation – Senior
Excellence Award – Senior – Gold Medal
Senior Gold Medal – Entrance Award ($4000) – Carleton University
Senior Gold Medal – Entrance Scholarship ($5000) – Dalhousie University Faculty of Science
Senior Gold Medal Entrance Scholarship ($4000) – UBC Science
Senior Gold Medal Entrance Scholarship ($5000) – University of Manitoba
Senior Gold Medal Entrance Scholarship ($4000) – University of Ottawa
Western University Gold Medal Entrance Scholarship ($4000)
European Union Contest for Young Scientists – Trip to EUCYS (Won top Engineering award)
Trip Sponsor: The Gwyn Morgan and Patricia Trottier Foundation ($2000)
Taiwan International Science Fair (Won top prize)

Melody Cheng – Purifying Water: Using Beta-CD-CA Polymer to Remove Bisphenol A
Glenlyon Norfolk School (Grade 10)
Excellence Award – Intermediate – Silver Medal
Western University Silver Medal Entrance Scholarship ($2000)

Riya Gandhi – A Cure for What ‘Ails’ You: A Study of the Antibacterial Effects of Garlic
    Glenlyon Norfolk School (Grade 9)
Excellence Award – Intermediate – Bronze Medal
Western University – Bronze Medal Entrance Scholarship ($1000)

Lauren Grace Ohnona – Microplastics in Our Local Shellfish
Pender Islands Elem-Secondary (Grade 8)
Excellence Award – Junior – Silver Medal
Western University Silver Medal Entrance Scholarship ($2000)

Nattan Telmer – Defining Characteristics of Bismuth Telluride TEGs
Mount Douglas Secondary (Grade 10)

Arlo Watts – Oven in an Envelope: Reflections on Parabolas & Solar Energy
Central Middle School (Grade 8)

Albert Yang – Control for Groups of Robots – Collaborative Search and Rescue
    Glenlyon Norfolk School (Grade 11)
Excellence Award – Senior – Bronze Medal
Carleton University Senior Bronze Medal Entrance Award ($1000)
University of Ottawa Senior Bronze Medal Entrance Scholarship ($1000)
Western University Bronze Medal Entrance Scholarship ($1000)




Canada-Wide Science Fair Summaries (2005-18)