York U hosts York Region science fair: bright young scientists in the spotlight

TORONTO, March 29, 2017 — If you are curious to know what worm poop can tell us about health food, or whether math homework is bad for your health, come chat with budding scientists eager to talk about their experiments, innovations and results at York University, during the York Region Science & Technology Fair (YRSTF) this Saturday, April 1.

For the second year in a row, York University is hosting the York Region’s young scientists. The science fair submissions will be judged and the top projects will go on to represent the region at the national level at the Canada-Wide Science Fair, in Regina, Saskatchewan.

York Region science students in Grades 7 to 12 will display their research and results on topics ranging from the search for a cure for cancer, to a solution for wet winter mitts.

The April 1 fair will include activities such as a Science Immersion Adventures with York U scientists, and Science Teacher Lunch and Learn events.

York Region District School Board and the York Catholic District School Board are among the major sponsors of the fair, which is a partnership effort between York University and the York Region Science and Technology Fair Organizing Committee.

WHO:      Grades 7 to 12 high school students from York Region
WHAT:    York Region Science and Technology Fair
WHEN:    April 1, 8:30am-4:30pm, followed by the Awards Ceremony at 4:30pm
WHERE:  Vari Hall, York University, 4700 Keele Street, Toronto (Building #30 on the map)

Lead organizer of the YRSTF@York partnership Professor Rebecca Pillai Riddell and the YRSTF Committee President Natalie Rudner are available for media interviews.

York University is known for championing new ways of thinking that drive teaching and research excellence. Our students receive the education they need to create big ideas that make an impact on the world. Meaningful and sometimes unexpected careers result from cross-discipline programming, innovative course design and diverse experiential learning opportunities. York students and graduates push limits, achieve goals and find solutions to the world’s most pressing social challenges, empowered by a strong community that opens minds. York U is an internationally recognized research university – our 11 faculties and 26 research centres have partnerships with 200+ leading universities worldwide. Located in Toronto, York is the third largest university in Canada, with a strong community of 53,000 students, 7,000 faculty and administrative staff, and more than 295,000 alumni. York U's fully bilingual Glendon campus is home to Southern Ontario's Centre of Excellence for French Language and Bilingual Postsecondary Education.

Media contact:
Gloria Suhasini, Media Relations, 416 736 2100 ext. 22094, suhasini@yorku.ca