MONTREAL, May 16, 2013 /CNW Telbec/ - Young Quebecers were rewarded for
their excellence this afternoon in Lethbridge, Alberta, at the awards
ceremony capping the 52nd Canada-Wide Science Fair, the competition
that each year welcomes more than 500 budding scientists and their
projects from across the country. Of the 40 members of Québec
delegation sponsored by Merck Canada inc., 28 earned distinctions in
the form of medals, scholarships and special awards.
Dr. Mauricio Ede, Medical Director, Merck Canada inc., offered
congratulations to the 28 winners from Québec, citing their virtually
boundless ingenuity and creativity, and urging them to persevere in
their scientific careers. "Innovation is at the heart of everything
Merck does, and we feel that our dedication to investing in the next
generation of scientists and researchers is a perfect fit with that
vision," he said. "This Science Fair provides students with invaluable
hands-on experience in scientific research and a glimpse of just how
rewarding a career in this exciting field can be."
Photos of the winners and summaries of their projects have been posted
to the exposciences.qc.ca website, under the Winners tab of the Awards and Winners section, where detailed backgrounders on all participants, containing
their photos and project summaries, can also be found.
The Canada-Wide Science Fair is taking place from May 11 to 18 at the
University of Lethbridge. The Québec delegation's participation is made
possible through the financial support of Merck Canada Inc. The
CDLS-CLS Network, which organizes the Science Fairs in Québec, is also
supporting the delegation, with co-ordination being provided by the
CDLS (Conseil de développement du loisir scientifique). La Presse is the delegation's media partner.
SOURCE: Conseil de développement du loisir scientifique
For further information:
Communications Officer, CDLS
Tel.: 514 252-3027, ext. 3461
Cell: 514 995-8144
National Science Fairs Co-ordinator
Tel.: 514 252-3027, ext. 3462
Cell: 514 913-6681