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Youth Science And Technology Outreach Program

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Youth Science And Technology Outreach Program

Office of the Premier

The following projects have received funding:

Round 1 projects:

FIRST Robotics Competition

Canadian Association for Student Robotics (CASR)

Toronto and Waterloo

CASR is partnering high school students with industry and education mentors to design, build and compete in robotics competitions. $50,000
The Thames River Through Time

London Regional Children's Museum


Students are conducting field research at the Thames River and nearby locations to discover how the river has changed over time. $25,000
Partnership Project Accessibility Initiative

Let's Talk Science

Throughout Ontario

Postsecondary science students are interacting with youth through classroom visits, university tours, and science fair mentoring. $150,000
Reaching Out Reaching Further

Royal Canadian Institute (RCI) for the Advancement of Science

Greater Toronto Area

Youth from the Greater Toronto Area are attending RCI science lectures and meeting with the speakers. $31,725
Deep River Science Academy

Deep River Science Academy

Chalk River/Deep River

The academy introduces high school students to research in industrial and institutional labs for six weeks in July and August. $148,200

Association of Professional Engineers of Ontario

Throughout Ontario

Engineers working in a wide range of areas go into senior elementary and high school classrooms to bring real world experience to students. $150,000
Perimeter Institute

Perimeter Institute

Waterloo, Toronto, Northern Ontario

The institute will increase student participation in its two-week summer program for young physicists in August, and increase participation by youth across the province in other institute activities. $150,000

Round 2 projects:

Environmental Science Investigator

St. Lawrence River Institute of Environmental Sciences

Cornwall/Eastern Ontario

High school students and members from the community will work with the institute's scientists on river projects. $43,250
Student's Environmental Education Development (SEED)

Green Communities Canada

Peterborough and the Kawarthas

Students will participate in environmental science and monitoring, from project design to sharing findings with their peers and the public. $18,481
Science North

Science North

Northern Ontario

Science North will develop a Northern Science Network for 12 to 17 year olds, connecting them with scientists in their area. $150,000
Science and Technology Consortium: Research Experiences for Youth

University of Guelph

Guelph, Lakehead, Toronto

Researchers will use interactive displays, lectures and hands-on activities to inspire and mentor youth. $149,650
Samuel Lunenfeld Research Institute Science Outreach Program: Engaging Youth in Our Communities

Mount Sinai Hospital


Interactive in-school workshops will be brought to at-risk students in Grades 4 to 11, and six workshops at the institute will be offered to high school students. The program will expand to include inner city schools. $150,000

University of Guelph
Dairy Farmers of Ontario

Guelph, Southwestern Ontario

This outreach program connects senior high school students with research teams working on health food, populations and environments. $150,000
Mentorship and Science Clubs for Underserved Youth in the GTA

University of Toronto
and Visions of Science

Greater Toronto Area

At-risk youth from underserved communities will be mentored by researchers each summer. Activities will take place on the U of T campus and science clubs across Ontario. $75,250
Sanofi-Aventis Biotech Challenge

Canadian Biotechnology Education Resource Centre


High school students will conduct biotech research projects under the mentorship of leading researchers. $144,750
Young Scientists Exchange Program

Citizen's Environment Watch

Greater Toronto Area

Students will learn ecological concepts, participate in field exercises and apply their learning through an exchange program. $58,140
FIRST Robotics competition

FIRST Robotics Canada


High school students will partner with industry and educational mentors to design, build and compete in robotics competitions. $150,000
Mentoring the Future by Highlighting the Present

University of Ontario Institute of Technology

Durham Region

High school students will do research-based science fair projects under the mentorship of the institute's researchers. $126,655
Payload Science Ontario Science CentreToronto Researchers will engage youth and the public in hands-on research projects. $50,000
Youth ScienceForum II - Science: The Future is Yours!

Upper Lakes
Environmental Research Network

Northern Ontario

Students will participate in laboratory workshops, a career fair and annual lecture series. $148,000

Round 3 projects:

Science Travels

University of Ottawa

Northern Ontario, Ottawa

This project brings interactive science workshops to remote and Aboriginal communities in northern Ontario, and provides opportunities for youth to work in University of Ottawa laboratories. $150,000
How to Research Mental Well-Being

University of Ottawa

Ottawa region

Various outreach activities will teach adolescents about how mental health research is conducted and about mental health research-oriented professions to promote informed career choices. $150,000
Youth science outreach in the Mushkegowuk Territory of sub-arctic Ontario, Canada

University of Waterloo

Western James Bay region

First Nation youth will attend a community-based science and technology camp that will employ culturally-appropriate learning strategies utilizing local and regional field trips. $149,800
An Innovative Approach To Reach At-Risk High School Students

Carleton University

Ottawa and Sudbury

Youth in Ottawa, Sudbury and rural communities will participate in experiential learning opportunities to inspire them for careers in science, engineering and technology. $147,000
First Nation Youth Outreach and Mentorship Program

University of Western Ontario

Southwestern Ontario

Local First Nations communities and organizations and the University of Western Ontario will partner to hold two interactive summer camps for aboriginal youth focused on health science and natural science research activities. $116,280
Connecting Youth with Engineering Research

University of Windsor


This project will provide engineering research outreach to over 3,500 youth in the Windsor-Essex Region through visits to university and industrial research laboratories as well as face-to-face interactions with researchers. $149,958
Research and Innovation Camp

Toronto District School Board

Greater Toronto Area

This science and technology camp will provide students with mentors from the Toronto Regional Conservation Authority to help them understand research and innovation in the environmental sciences. Students' research work will be presented at science fairs. $115,150
Fun, Active, Creative, Exciting Science (FACES)

Visions of Science Network for Learning

Greater Toronto and surrounding area

This project will inspire youth, particularly of African-Canadian heritage and other underrepresented groups, to develop an appreciation and deeper awareness of science. $88,064
Kids Science

The Hospital for Sick Children

Toronto and Northeastern Ontario

Opportunities will be provided for middle and high school students, including youth residing at the hospital as long-term patients, to improve their understanding of science and technology. This will help them make informed decisions about their future education and careers. $150,000
I CAN do this! Inspiring and Engaging Youth in Science and Technology

Seneca College of Applied Arts and Technology

Greater Toronto Area

This project brings together college students, professors, technicians, technologists, engineers and scientists, with youth, their caregivers and community to provide interactive experiences in applied science and technology. $150,000
How It's Made; How It Works -- Understanding the Connection between Math and Science and the World Around Us

Conestoga College Institute of Technology and Advanced Learning

Southern Ontario

One-on-one science and technology mentoring will be provided for youth. The project will connect math and science in the classroom, and research and teaching in the college, to real world applications. $149,973
Science Workshops and Café

University of Windsor

Southwestern Ontario

Local youth will experience the wonders of science through hands-on activities with international scientists in a partnership between the university's faculty of science and Canada South Science City. $149,865
Pipeline to Science and Medical Careers

Lakehead University

Northern Ontario

This project, led by the Northern Ontario School of Medicine, provides high school students in rural and remote aboriginal communities with outreach activities and participation in a research/medical summer camp. $150,000

YSTOP Round Four call for proposals is now open with a closing date of October 15, 2006. More information is available at: www.ontario.ca/ystop.



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