Schools in St. Theresa Point and Nisichawayasihk Cree Nation (NCN) hosted Youth Science Canada regional science fairs in February.
St. Theresa Point high school hosted their event Feb. 7-8 while NCN’s Otetiskiwin Kiskinwamahtowekamik (Footprint School) hosted theirs Feb. 27-28.
They are among 102 regional science fairs hosted by the organization across Canada annually, with approximately 25,000 students competing in total. The fairs are open to Grade 7 to Grade 12 students, who present projects focusing on important societal issues such as health, the environment, innovation and energy, among others. At each of these fairs, one project receives a Ted Rogers Innovation Award that acknowledges future leaders and their innovative accomplishments.