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Posted: March 4, 2020

Ted Rogers Innovation Award to be presented at science fair

East Kootenay Regional Science Fair March 5 to 7 at College of the Rockies

The Ted Rogers Innovation Award, a program created to recognize students who demonstrate an entrepreneurial spirit through their science, technology, engineering or mathematics (STEM) project, will be awarded at the East Kootenay Regional Science Fair, taking place from March 5 to March 7 at College of the Rockies.

The regional awards were made possible thanks to a $50,000 contribution from the Ted Rogers Community Grants program, which is shared between local award winners and scholarships to the weeklong Youth Science Canada/York University STEM Entrepreneur Bootcamp in Toronto.

“We are committed to unlocking leadership opportunities and inspiring youth to use their abilities to make more possible for a brighter future,” said Peter King, senior director, corporate social responsibility at Rogers. “We are proud to be continuing our work with Youth Science Canada to encourage young Canadians to stay curious.”

In 2019, Keanu Chan from Cranbrook took home the Ted Rogers Innovation Award at the East Kootenay Regional Science Fair and participated in Canada-Wide Science Fair at the University of New Brunswick in Fredericton. Organized annually by Youth Science Canada since 1962 to showcase the projects of regional fair finalists, CWSF 2020 will be held in Edmonton, Alberta, May 9 to 15.

“Science fairs allow us to challenge youth to use their skills and knowledge to tackle important issues like health, environment, innovation and energy,” said Reni Barlow, executive director of Youth Science Canada. “Thanks to partners like Rogers, we are able to engage more and more aspiring young innovators as they lead the path to a better tomorrow through STEM.”

Hosted by a group of passionate volunteers eager to encourage youth in STEM, the East Kootenay Regional Science Fair is one of 103 regional fairs that takes place annually to engage more than 25,000 youth, grades 7-12, across the country to commit to tackling and presenting their own project.

Established in 1962, Youth Science Canada fuels the curiosity of Canadian youth through science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) projects. We work to ensure that Canadian youth have the capacity and skills to generate and answer questions and identify and solve problems. The not-for-profit also engages leading public and private sector organizations in the development of a national STEM network of Canadian youth.

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