Division of categories
* Each school can register only one team per category.
* Students can compete individually or in teams of two.
Cash prizes will be given for 1st, 2nd and 3rd in each category. Participation awards will be presented to each participant.
Awards of Excellence
In addition to the above prizes, there will be four awards of excellence presented to the teams who demonstrate an exceptional performance in communication, and for projects that highlight cultural heritage, environment, and health. The two winning teams of the Scientific Development award offered by the Réseau de l'Université du Québec will receive a visit from a professor-researcher at their school.
Canada-Wide Science Fair
The best teams from secondary schools (Maximum of 4 students) have the honour of representing the Aboriginal Quebec Autochtone region at the Canada Wide Science Fair. All expenses are covered. The Canada Wide Science Fair is held every year, the second week of May, in a different Canadian city.
Canada-Wide Youth Science Challenges
The Canada Wide Science Fair, is organized annually by Youth Science Canada. Up to four high school level winners of the Quebec Aboriginal Science Fair can represent the region Aboriginal Québec Autochtone at the CWSF. Youth Science Challenges target seven issues that are meant to inspire students by answering a question or solving a problem by doing a science project. At the CWSF, 3 prizes are awarded - junior ($500), intermediate ($750) and senior ($1,000) - for the best project that addresses each challenge. For further information see the descriptions below.
Consult: http://cwsf.youthscience.ca to learn more about the CWSF.
Create new fundamental knowledge based on your curiosity by asking a question and using the techniques of scientific inquiry to develop an answer.
Improve our use of current energy sources, enable the transition to alternative energy sources, or reduce our energy footprint.
Reduce our impact on, improve our understanding, and ensure the quality of water, air, soil, and the diversity of living things.
Increase our understanding of the human body, or apply science and technology to improve health, control disease, or support an aging population.
Enhance communication and our use of information using digital and networking technologies, or applications of new media.
Combine scientific principles with your creativity to develop a new material, structure, device, or system to solve a problem or improve an existing solution.
Develop better ways to use our natural resources that provide sustainable sources of food, products, or prosperity.