Canada Wide Science Fair
2006 Awards
Students from the Waterloo-Wellington Science and Engineering Fair at the Canada Wide Scence Fair in Saguenay won $3150 cash, $4000 in scholarships, a gold medal, two bronze medals, two honourable mentions, the Dr. Michael Smith Award, an invitation to Australia, and the CAP Physics Prize.
Details are below.


 Daniel Burd
Canada Wide Science Fair 2006 Awards
  • Gold Medal
    Biotechnology and Pharmaceutical Sciences
    ($1500 and a certificate)
  • University of Western Ontario Scholarship
    ($2000 Scholarship)
  • Dr. Michael Smith Innovation Award
    ($700 and a certificate)

  • WWSEF 2006 Awards
  • Pfizer Award of Excellence
  • Award of Merit,
  • Gold Medal,
  • Biotechnology Best of Category,
  • University of Ottawa Entrance Scholarship.

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    WWSEF 2005 Bronze Medal
    From Feather to Feed
    The poultry industry produces millions of tons of feather waste annually. A soil microbial consortium was isolated and the ability of these microorganisms to degrade chicken feathers was investigated. The results demonstrated that microbial conversion of feathers is a biotechnological process that improves the utilization of feathers as feed.
     
    2006 Project Report.
     
     
     
     
    WWSEF 2005 Project
    Cancer - Mystery of Cell Behavior
    Independent Entry from Waterloo
     
    Photo
    Photo courtesy of Katie Gingerich and Steph Miller, Wilmot Senior Public School
     
    Courtland Avenue Public School
     

     Edward Kim
    Canada Wide Science Fair 2006 Awards
  • Honourable Mention, Junior Physical and Mathematical Sciences
    ($100 and a certificate)

  • WWSEF 2006 Awards
  • Award of Merit,
  • Gold Medal,
  • Junior Sir Isaac Newton Award,
  • Stepping Stone Award
  • The Factorial Factor
    The purpose of the experiment was to investigate whether card sleeves had an effect on the shuffling of a deck of cards. Results were measured by using "Rising Sequence" and "Adjacent Pairs" to evaluate randomness. Card sleeves were found to affect shufflers with an inverse proportion to the shuffler�s skill.
     
    2006 Project Report.
    Courtland Avenue Senior Public School
     
    Photo
    Photo courtesy of Katie Gingerich and Steph Miller, Wilmot Senior Public School
     

     Perryn Kruth
    (See Brittany Martyn)
    Canada Wide Science Fair 2006 Awards
  • Honourable Mention, Intermediate Health Sciences
    ($100 and a certificate)


  • WWSEF 2006 Awards
  • Award of Merit,
  • Gold Medal,

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    CWSF 2004 Awards
  • Junior Life Science Bronze Medal ($300)
  • the Petro-Canada Peer Innovation Award, Ontario ($200) (for "projects that exemplify innovation and excellence in science and technology as selected by the Canada-Wide Science Fair finalists"
  • The University of Western Ontario Entrance Scholarship ($1000).

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    WWSEF 2004 Awards
  • Pfizer Award of Excellence for Best Project in the Fair,
  • Award of Merit,
  • Gold Medal,
  • Best of the Life Science Category,
  • Ontario Association of Medical Laboratories Award.


  • Awards from WWSEF in 2003
  • Award of Merit,
  • Gold Medal,
  • Sci-Tech Ontario Stepping Stone Award,
  • Tied for Best of the Life Science Category.
  • 2006 Project
    Inhibition of C.Difficile

    Clostridium difficile-related disease is an emerging health concern. We examined the effects of alternative treatments such as probiotic and antibody-rich products on toxins and growth of C. difficile. Results showed that both probiotic-related products and bovine colostrum neutralised C. difficile toxins, while only probiotic-related products inhibited bacterial growth.
     
    2006 Project Report.
     
     
      2004 Project
    Attack of the Enemy Mutants!

    I studied the development of antibiotic resistance in a strain of Staphylococcus aureus. The rate of development of resistance to each of nine antibiotics commonly used to treat such infection was determined. Further investigation examined loss of acquired resistance and factors affecting numbers of exposures needed for resistance to develop.
     
    2004 Project Report
    Independent Entry from Guelph
     
    Photo
    Photo courtesy of Katie Gingerich and Steph Miller, Wilmot Senior Public School

     
     
     
     
     
     2004
    King George Public School

     Brittany Martyn
    (See Perryn Kruth)
    Canada Wide Science Fair 2006 Awards
  • Honourable Mention, Intermediate Health Sciences
    ($100 and a certificate)

  • WWSEF 2006 Awards
  • Award of Merit,
  • Gold Medal,
  • Inhibition of C.Difficile
    Clostridium difficile-related disease is an emerging health concern. We examined the effects of alternative treatments such as probiotic and antibody-rich products on toxins and growth of C. difficile. Results showed that both probiotic-related products and bovine colostrum neutralised C. difficile toxins, while only probiotic-related products inhibited bacterial growth.
     
    2006 Project Report.
    Independent Entry from Guelph
     
    Photo
    Photo courtesy of Katie Gingerich and Steph Miller, Wilmot Senior Public School
     

     Sarah McCuaig
    Canada Wide Science Fair 2006 Awards
  • Bronze Medal
    (Medal, $300, certificate)
  • Australian National Youth Science Forum Award
    (The Australian Delegation to the CWSF selects one or two individuals to invite to the 12-day National Youth Science Forum at Canberra in January 2007. Australian expenses are covered. Participants raise funds to cover travel expenses)
  • University of Western Ontario Scholarship
    ($1000 Scholarship)

  • WWSEF 2006 Awards
  • Award of Merit,
  • Gold Medal,
  • Life Science Best of Category
  • Antibacterial Toothpaste - Do Not Swallow
    The effects of antibacterial toothpaste, containing 0.3% triclosan, on the probiotic lactobacillus (HA-111) bacteria, found in the human gastrointestinal tract, were investigated. Zones of inhibition appeared around filter paper disks inoculated with Colgate Total antibacterial toothpaste that were plated on blood agar plates, swabbed with lactobacillus isolate. Inhibitory zones continued to grow for 24 hours, 12 hours longer than the toothpaste�s claimed effectiveness.
     
    2006 Project Report.
     
    Sir John A. MacDonald Secondary School
     
    Photo
    Photo courtesy of Katie Gingerich and Steph Miller, Wilmot Senior Public School

     

     Jonathan Tomkun
    Canada Wide Science Fair 2006 Awards
  • Bronze Medal
    (Medal, $300, certificate)
  • CAP Senior Physics Prize
    ($250 and a certificate)
  • University of Western Ontario Scholarship
    ($1000 Scholarship)

  • WWSEF 2006 Awards
  • Award of Merit,
  • Gold Medal,
  • Best of the Physical Science Category,
  • Senior Sir Isaac Newton Award,
  • University of Ontario Institute of Technology Award.
  • Put a Spin On It
    Four kinds of balls were spun at various rates and exposed to varying wind speeds. The pressure differential between opposite sides of each ball was measured. As the rate of spin increased, the pressure differential increased. As the wind speed increased, the pressure differential increased quadratically.
     
    2006 Project Report.
     
    St. John's-Kilmarnock
     
    Photo
    Photo courtesy of Katie Gingerich and Steph Miller, Wilmot Senior Public School

     

    Canada-Wide Science Fair Awards
    Gold, Silver and Bronze Medals are assigned to the top projects in each division and category. Medal awards are based on marks assigned by the judges therefore there are times when not all medals are awarded.

    There are many other awards at the CWSF which vary yearly. Up to date information is available from YSF Canada
    In each of the three age Categories in each of the six Divisions, the following general guide is used:
    1 Gold Medal $1500 + Certificate
    2 Silver Medals $700 + Certificate
    3 Bronze Medals $300 + Certificate
    Variable Honourable Mention Certificate only