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
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