Four York Catholic students win silver medals at the Canada-Wide Science Fair!

Update – May 17, 2019

For the first-time ever, four York Catholic students win silver medals at the Canada-Wide Science Fair!

Congratulations to: Yaseen Abbas on his silver medal; Mira Bhattacharya on her silver medal, as well her York University Stem Entrepreneur Bootcamp Scholarship Award ($2,000 value); Ahmed Nadeem on his silver medal; and Patricia Rea (elementary) on her silver medal as well as winning the Excellence in Astronomy and Discover Challenge Awards!

May 15, 2019

The York Catholic District School Board is proud that it has a record five students competing at the 2019 Canada-Wide Science Fair, taking place May 15 – 17 in Fredericton, New Brunswick!

The Board wishes the best of luck to:

The Canada-Wide Science Fair (CWSF) is a celebration of Canada’s brightest young minds and an inspiring exploration of STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Math) subjects through a student-directed approach that fosters innovation and creativity. The CWSF provides students with the opportunity to learn outside of the classroom by investigating solutions to real world issues.

Students qualified to attend the prestigious CWF after winning a gold medal at the York Region Science and Technology Fair, which took place in April at York University.  At the local event, approximately 160 students from over 60 schools across York Region put forth incredible projects. After three rounds of intense judging by professionals, ten students from York Region were awarded gold medals, while many others received silver or bronze medals or honourable mentions.

As gold medalists at the April event, Yaseen, Mira, Ahmed, Anchali, and Patricia won a trip to Fredericton to complete against 500 other student projects from across the country.

Yaseen’s project is about, Anthocyanins: A natural deterrent to Carcinogenesis. Mira’s project investigates, A novel and eco-friendly method to remove oil and other contaminants using fruit peels. Ahmed’s project explores, A novel approach to alleviate oxidative stress in Daphnia magna by D-limonene. Anchali’s project is called, Hey we love your water bottle!!! Patricia’s project is about, BioGrade Yeast: Biomanufacturing with antifreeze-yeast on Mars.

YCDSB wishes Yaseen, Miram Ahmed, Anchali and Patricia the best of luck at the Canada-Wide Science Fair! It also congratulates all of its other students who received silver or bronze medals as well as honourable mentions from the local competition including: Alyssa Qian, Michael Capuano and David Jiang from St. Theresa of Lisieux CHS; Maggie Li, Natalie Yuen, Sarvnaz Alemohammad, Cassidy Leung, and Jin Schofield from St. Robert CHS; Taijeme Capell, Logan Capell, Chloe Wong and Richelle Antonythasan from St. Justin Martyr CES; and Braden Rolland, Matthew Zullo, Aidan Clarke and Ran Goodfellow from St. Charles Garnier CES.