2018 Canada-wide science fair

Check out all the impressive projects from the Canada-wide Science Fair

Transcription – 2018 Canada-wide science fair

[Music starts]

[Text on screen: What's the most ambitious science project you've ever worked on?]

[Minister Duncan speaking outside the Canada-Wide Science Fair]

[Text on screen: The Honourable Kirsty Duncan, Minister of Science and Minister of Sport and Persons with Disabilities]

Minister Duncan: Since 2014, the Canada-Wide Science Fair has been receiving funding from NSERC's Promo Science Program so that students, teachers and parents can be part of the Canada-Wide Science Fair and to experience the wonders of science.

[Time-lapse footage of students entering the Canada-Wide Science Fair]

[Text on screen: This spring, 500 students from across Canada travelled to Ottawa to compete in the largest science fair in the country.]

[Clips of science projects and of Minister Duncan interacting with students]

Minister Duncan: I am so happy to meet some of Canada's top young scientists who are creating solutions to some of Canada's and the world's most pressing problems.

[Students speaking in front of their science project display boards]

[Text on screen: Riley Oldford Age 13]

Riley Oldford: I'm Riley, and I'm from Yellowknife, Northwest Territories. So my project's on what crutches are best for what indoor surfaces. So before I used to use crutches; I was always slipping and falling, so I didn't feel safe using them. So I picked a few crutches that I wanted to test to see how good they'd actually do—stuff like that. We could solve problems for— that you have happen all the time.

[Text on screen: Ahmad Ali Age 16]

Ahmad Ali: My name's Ahmad Ali. I'm from Windsor, Ontario. This is my project, Science Smart. And what it is— it's a glove that can translate, interpret the finger spelling in American Sign Language and turn that into text to speech. I look at things; I want to look for what I can do to improve a product and redesign it. And I find that's the coolest about electrical engineering.

[Text on screen: Nichole Green Age 18]

Nicole Green: I'm Nicole Green. I'm from Olds, Alberta. So my project was determining the influence of stereotype threat on women in leadership roles and seeing if leadership style can provide an alternative measure of measuring leadership abilities. The science that I'm using is mostly psychology, so it applies with literally every interaction that I have in being able to know the way people interact and the way they work. That can apply to every interaction that I have.

Mercedes Cote: My name is Mercedes Cote.

McKenzie Cote: My name's McKenzie Cote, and I'm from Kitigan-Zibi.

[Text on screen: McKenzie Cote Age 13]
[Text on screen: Mercedes Cote Age 12]

Mercedes Cote: We wanted to see what type of wood boils tea the fastest and provides heat.

McKenzie Cote: Well, fire has always been a part of our culture since time immemorial.

Mercedes Cote: We use it for smoking our meats, our gathering ceremonies, powwows.

[Text on screen: Adrien Jabir Bouhtiauy Age 17]

Adrien Bouhtiauy: So my name is Adrien Bouthiauy. I'm in Grade 12. I come from Edmundston, New Brunswick. For my project, I brought together my two big passions: sports and science. What I wanted to do was find a new method of detecting concussions because the big problem right now is that 80 percent of concussions in sports each year go undiagnosed.

[Clips of Minister Duncan interacting with students]

Minister Duncan: Absolute highlight to be here at the science fair to meet these young scientists, explorers, to see the incredible work they're doing.

[Minister Duncan speaking outside the Canada-Wide Science Fair]

Minister Duncan: They are the future doctors, nurses, scientists, explorers, and I don't think we can even begin to imagine what they're going to do next.

[Text on screen: The next generation of innovators is here. #CanadaSupportsScience]

[CWSF logo]

[NSERC logo]

[ISED logo]

[Canada wordmark]

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