/R E P E A T -- MEDIA ADVISORY/PHOTO OP - Ontario Science Centre awards 2017 Weston Youth Innovation Award to Markham, ON teen innovator Anmol Tukrel/

TORONTO, June 20, 2017 /CNW/ - High school student Anmol Tukrel has already begun to leave his mark on the global scientific community. On June 20, the seventeen-year-old from Markham, Ontario will be presented with the 2017 Weston Youth Innovation Award by the Ontario Science Centre for his creative application of science towards solving a real world problem. Tukrel created the iDentifi app that assists the visually impaired in identifying objects using a smartphone. The app makes use of the phone's camera and the app's artificial intelligence to provide audio identification of objects, brands, colour, facial expressions, handwriting and text. Click here for a demo: http://getidentifi.com/demo.

What:

Weston Youth Innovation Award ceremony



Who: 

Anmol Tukrel, 2017 Weston Youth Innovation Award recipient


Stew Green, The W. Garfield Weston Foundation representative


Catherine Paisley, Vice President Science Education and Science Experience, Ontario Science Centre



When:     

Tuesday, June 20, 2017


9:30 a.m.

Registration


10:15 a.m.

Formal remarks & award presentation


11:00 a.m.

Event ends



Where:

Ontario Science Centre


770 Don Mills Road, Toronto


(Please enter via main lobby doors.


TV crews may enter through South Security Entrance via Gateway Blvd.)

 

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SOURCE Ontario Science Centre

For further information: Media contacts: Anna Relyea, Director, Strategic Communications, 416-696-3273 | c: 416-668-1967, Anna.Relyea@osc.on.ca; Jefferson Darrell, Media Relations Officer, 416-696-3154, Jefferson.Darrell@osc.on.ca; Andrea Mus, Media Relations Officer, 416-696-3191, Andrea.Mus@osc.on.ca

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