Video: Animation of the winning project by Kimberly Gulevich, winner of the 2010 Weston Youth Innovation Award
Ontario Science Centre now accepting candidates for the
2012 Weston Youth Innovation Award
TORONTO, Nov. 17, 2011 /CNW/ - The Ontario Science Centre is seeking
nominations for the prestigious annual Weston Youth Innovation Award.
Created to encourage and recognize young Canadian innovators, the award
provides students aged 14 to 18 a unique vehicle to share their ideas
and be featured at one of Canada's most popular attractions.
Successful candidates will have used science and/or technology as the
basis for developing creative and innovative ideas aimed at solving
real-world problems. They will have also put their ideas into action,
resulting in a positive impact either in their own community or on a
The winning applicant or team will receive a $2,000 prize, travel
expenses to attend the award ceremony in Toronto, and an Ontario
Science Centre membership. The winner's work will be featured in a
professional animation on display in the Weston Family Innovation
Centre at the Science Centre in Toronto, which receives over one
million visitors each year. It will also be posted online to inspire
other youth to think, work and collaborate in new ways.
"There are Canadian youth who are already on the path to effect positive
change in our world through innovative use of science and technology,
"said Catherine Paisley, Vice President, Science Education at the
Ontario Science Centre. "We want to recognize their efforts through
this Award by giving them a platform for sharing their work, inspiring
others to make a difference."
Know someone who might qualify? Please contact us: wyia@OntarioScienceCentre.ca.
The deadline is February 1, 2012. An external jury will make a selection
in April 2012 and the winner will be announced on the website by May
Detailed information about the Weston Youth Innovation Award can be
found at www.OntarioScienceCentre.ca/innovationaward.
About the Weston Youth Innovation Award
The Weston Youth Innovation Award was established in 2008 to encourage
and recognize young Canadian innovators and was named in recognition of
The W. Garfield Weston Foundation's $15 million lead gift to the
Ontario Science Centre's 'Agents of Change' initiative. This national
award builds on the Foundation's longstanding tradition of support to
educational initiatives for Canadian youth.
About the Ontario Science Centre
The Ontario Science Centre delights, informs and challenges the
communities we serve, enriching people's lives and understanding
through engagement with science of local, national and global
relevance. Since 1969, the Ontario Science Centre has welcomed over 45
million visitors, with an interactive approach that was the model for
Science Centres around the world. It is the public centre for
innovative thinking and provocative dialogue in science and technology,
aiming to inspire a lifelong journey of curiosity, discovery and action
to create a better future for the planet. The Ontario Science Centre is
an agency of the Government of Ontario. Please visit us at OntarioScienceCentre.ca. Facebook: www.Facebook.com/OntarioScienceCentre. Twitter: @OntScienceCtr.
Video with caption: "Video: Animation of the winning project by Kimberly Gulevich,
winner of the 2010 Weston Youth Innovation Award". Video available at: http://stream1.newswire.ca/cgi-bin/playback.cgi?file=20111117_C6652_VIDEO_EN_6792.mp4&posterurl=http://photos.newswire.ca/images/20111117_C6652_PHOTO_EN_6792.jpg&clientName=Ontario%20Science%20Centre&caption=Video%3A%20Animation%20of%20the%20winning%20project%20by%20Kimberly%20Gulevich%2C%0D%0Awinner%20of%20the%202010%20Weston%20Youth%20Innovation%20Award&title=Animation%20of%20the%20winning%20project%20by%20Kimberly%20Gulevich
Image with caption: "Eden Full, winner of the 2009 Weston Youth Innovation Award. (CNW Group/Ontario Science Centre)". Image available at: http://photos.newswire.ca/images/download/20111117_C6652_PHOTO_EN_6770.jpg
SOURCE Ontario Science Centre
For further information:
Director, Strategic Communications
Ontario Science Centre