The Canada-Wide Science Fair 2011, May 14-21, in Toronto, Ontario.

All participants from Waterloo-Wellington won awards. They were awarded one gold, two silver and four bronze medals, a total of eighteen scholarships and several other awards. The total value of all awards was $71 100.00
Team Canada-ISEF 2011 returned home with 17 awards from Intel ISEF 2011, held in Los Angeles, California this week. The world's largest pre-college celebration of science, Intel ISEF brings together over 1,500 students from nearly 60 nations to compete for over $4 million US in scholarships, tuition grants, internships, scientific field trips and the grand prize: a $50,000 US scholarship.

Our Representatives, Janelle Tam & Vivienne Tam with their
Project "Cellulose Crystals Clean and Cure" were awarded:
  • Fourth Place Grand Award, $500
  • For information on past achievements at the CWSF, go to the Archives
    All 2011 award winnners

    2011 Photos, Awards, and Project Information

    Paul Albert-Lebrun


    Pere-Rene-de-Galinee High School

    2010 WWSEF Awards
  • Gold Medallion


  • 2011 CWSF Awards
  • Senior Bronze Medal. Sponsor: Youth Science Canada, $300.00
  • University of Ottawa Entrance Scholarship, $1000
  • The University of Western Ontario Scholarship, $1000.00

    2011 WWSEF Awards
  • Gold Medallion
  • Award of Excellence
  • Award of Merit
  • U. of Ontario Inst. Of Technology Innovation Award
  • Entrance Scholarships: Conestoga College, University of Guelph, University of Waterloo, Wilfrid Laurier University and the McMaster-Mohawk Bachelor of Technology

  • Cavitation Hydrophobia

    The project consisted in determining if the phenomena of cavitation could be reduced by adding hydrophobic coatings to a small boat propeller. The design of a cavitation tunnel was created. By the means of this tunnel, the propeller was tested at 30 degrees Celsius. The results show that cavitation is in fact reduced by hydrophobic coatings.

    2011 Project Report

    Marieta Buse


    St. John's-Kilmarnock School
    2011 CWSF Awards
  • Senior Bronze Medal. Sponsor: Youth Science Canada, $300.00
  • University of Ottawa Entrance Scholarship, $1000
  • The University of Western Ontario Scholarship, $1000.00

    2011 WWSEF Awards
  • Gold Medallion
  • Award of Merit
  • Entrance Scholarships: Conestoga College, University of Guelph, University of Waterloo, Wilfrid Laurier University and the McMaster-Mohawk Bachelor of Technology

  • Meddling with Metals

    The effects of varying concentrations of Potassium, Magnesium, Calcium, Copper, and Lead were studied through root/shoot lengths and the germination rate of wheat seeds. Seeds were soaked in the concentrations, incubated, and then the viable seeds were counted and their lengths measured. This study encourages society to change the environmental fate of toxic metals by demonstrating the health risks to primary producers and, indirectly, consumers.

    2011 Project Report


    Stephanie Chan


    St. John's-Kilmarnock School
    2009 Canada-Wide Science Fair Awards
  • the Intermediate Automotive Silver Medal with $700 cash,
  • the Intermediate Biotechnology and Pharmaceutical Science Bronze Medal with $300 cash,
  • a University of Western Ontario $1500 Scholarship,
  • and a University of Western Ontario $1000 Scholarship.
     
    2009 WWSEF Awards
  • Gold Medallion
  • Award of Merit
  • EnviroExpo Special Award

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    WWSEF 2007 Awards
  • Honourable Mention
  • 2011 CWSF Awards
  • Senior Silver Medal. Sponsor: Youth Science Canada, $700.00
  • Senior Renewable Energy Award. Sponsor: Ontario Power Generation, $1000.00
  • Dalhousie University Faculty of Science Entrance Scholarship, $2500.00
  • UBC Science (Vancouver) Entrance Award, $2000.00
  • University of Ottawa Entrance Scholarship, $2000.00
  • The University of Western Ontario Scholarship, $2000.00

    2011 WWSEF Awards
  • Gold Medallion
  • Award of Merit
  • Best of the Biotechnology Division
  • Best Written Report Award (Grades 11-12)
  • Entrance Scholarships: Conestoga College, University of Guelph, University of Waterloo, Wilfrid Laurier University and the McMaster-Mohawk Bachelor of Technology -

  • The Race to Remediate Crude Oil Spills

    The effectiveness of crude oil biodegradation by Pseudomonas aeruginosa and Aspergillus niger was investigated in contaminated marine shoreline microcosms. Results indicated that the microcosm containing both microorganisms was superior in bioremediation power than either one alone. As shoreline cleanup costs can reach up to $294,000/ton of oil, the combination, at $192,858/ton, is cost-effective and works.

    2011 Project Report


    Zach Elgood


    Cameron Heights C.I.
    2009 Intel International Science and Engineering Fair, Reno, Nevada
  • member of 2009 Team Canada, with his project "In-Stream Bioreactors: N2O Producers?"
  • Third place, Environmental Management Division.


  • 2009 WWSEF Award
  • Silver Medal


  • 2008 Awards WWSEF
  • Award of Merit
  • Stepping Stone Award
  • Junior Sir Isaac Newton Award
  • Gold Medallion, Junior Physical Science


  • 2007 Awards Canada Wide Science Fair
  • Bronze Medal in the Junior Physical and Mathematical Sciences Category
  • Entrance Scholarship to the University of Western Ontario


  • 2007 Awards WWSEF
  • Award of Merit
  • Best of Junior Physical Science
  • Junior Sir Isaac Newton
  • Stephen J. Little Presentation Award
  • Gold Medallion
  • 2011 CWSF Awards
  • Senior Bronze Medal. Sponsor: Youth Science Canada, $300.00
  • University of Ottawa Entrance Scholarship, $1000
  • The University of Western Ontario Scholarship, $1000.00

    2011 WWSEF Awards
  • Gold Medallion
  • Award of Merit
  • Entrance Scholarships: Conestoga College, University of Guelph, University of Waterloo, Wilfrid Laurier University and the McMaster-Mohawk Bachelor of Technology


  • 2010 Canada-Wide Science Fair Awards
  • Intermediate Earth and Environmental Sciences Bronze Medal ($300)
  • University of Western Ontario $1000 Entrance Scholarship


  • 2010 WWSEF Awards
  • Gold Medallion
  • Award of Merit
  • Ontario Ministry of Environment - Environmental Innovator


  • 2010 International Sustainable World Project Olympiad , in Houston, Texas.
  • Gold Medal, and $1000, in the Senior Environment Category.


  • Potential Production of CH3CL in an Instream Denitrifying Woodchip Bioreactor

    Potential side effects of bioreactors used for nitrate removal include production of greenhouse gases and methyl mercury. Degradation of bioreactor materials by white-rot could also result in production of methyl chloride, known to deplete ozone. Microbial and chemical analysis determined that neither white-rot fungi nor methyl chloride were present in the bioreactor studied. It is unlikely this type of bioreactor contributes to ozone depletion.


    2011 Project Report

    2010 Project Report


    John Hinch


    Individual Entry
    2011 CWSF Awards
  • Junior Bronze Medal. Sponsor: Youth Science Canada, $300.00
  • The University of Western Ontario Scholarship, $1000.00

    2011 WWSEF Awards
  • Gold Medallion
  • Award of Merit
  • the Stepping Stone Award


  • 2010 WWSEF Awards
  • Gold Medallion



  • Stimuli In = Action Out?

    A participant's preferred dominant sense was determined, and then how much that sense affected their conscious and unconscious decisions to act was studied. The results showed possible innovative benefits to the retail and advertising sectors of the Canadian economy.

    2011 Project Report



    Steven Liu


    Kevin Peng


    Centennial P.S.
    2011 CWSF Awards
  • Junior Silver Medal. Sponsor: Youth Science Canada, $700.00
  • Junior Challenge Award - Information. Sponsor: Intel of Canada, $500.00
  • The University of Western Ontario Scholarship, $2000.00

    2011 WWSEF Awards
  • Gold Medallion
  • Award of Merit
  • Best of the Life Science Division


  • 2010 WWSEF Awards
  • Gold Medallion
  • Award of Merit
  • Best of the Physical and Mathematical Science Division
  • Sir Isaac Newton Award




  • The GERM-inator

    The purpose of this investigation was to identify natural preservatives that can preserve foods and other edibles effectively without posing any health risks, therefore acting as a replacement for synthetic preservatives. Two factors were considered to determine the effectiveness of a preservative: bacterial concentration and size of the antimicrobial ring. It was concluded that the preservatives such as lemon rind, garlic, and salt are an effective alternative.

    2011 Project Report

    2010 Project Report

    Andrew Martin


    Eric Stubley


    Individual Entry
    2011 CWSF Awards
  • Senior Gold Medal. Sponsor: Youth Science Canada, $1500.00
  • The Actuarial Foundation of Canada Award. Sponsor: The Actuarial Foundation of Canada, $1000.00
  • Challenge Award - Innovation. Sponsor: Research in Motion Limited, $1000.00
  • Dalhousie University Faculty of Science Entrance Scholarship, $5000.00
  • UBC Science (Vancouver) Entrance Award, $4000.00
  • University of Manitoba Scholarship, $5000.00
  • University of Ottawa Entrance Scholarship, $4000
  • The University of Western Ontario Scholarship, $4000.00

    2011 WWSEF Awards
  • Gold Medallion
  • Award of Merit
  • Best in the Physical & Mathematical Science Division
  • Sir Isaac Newton Award (Grades 11-12)
  • Entrance Scholarships: Conestoga College, University of Guelph, University of Waterloo, Wilfrid Laurier University and the McMaster-Mohawk Bachelor of Technology

  • Modelling Population Growth

    This project aimed to create a computer model of bacterial population growth. It functions through modelling single cells and their environment, allowing the properties of a population to emerge. The cells and their environment are governed by original differential equations, which are numerically integrated using the Runge-Kutta method.

    2011 Project Report

    Canada-Wide Science Fair Awards
    Gold, Silver and Bronze Medals are assigned to the top projects in each division and category.
    There are many other awards at the CWSF which vary yearly.
    Up to date information is available from Youth Science Canada