AWARD of EXCELLENCE
The most outstanding project of the WWSEF receives a trophy, and an admission scholarship to the University of Ottawa.
BlackBerry provides a $250 cash award.
Subliminal Stimuli-Can you be subliminally misled?
Nikhil Patil
Centennial P.S. - Congregated Class

GOOGLE YOUNG RESEARCHER AWARD
Covers the cost of the winner and a chaperone for attending a professional conference appropriate to the student's area of research.
The Effects of Hypoxia on Embryonic Development
Kelly Dong , Maximilian Reed
Centennial C. & V.I.
 
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Award of Merit

Stephen J. Little Award

Sir Isaac Newton Award

Catalyst Leadership Award

REAL Summer Scholarship

Gold Medals

Bronze Medals
Best of Division Award

Chem 13 Award

Best Written Report Award

Engineering Science Quest Award

Silver Medals

Pewter Medals

Award of Merit
These are the top projects in the Fair regardless of category or division. The prize is an all-expenses paid trip to the Canada-Wide Science Fair. These awards are sponsored by the University of Guelph, the University of Waterloo, BlackBerry, Christie Digital Systems, Google Waterloo, and the Rotary Club of Guelph.
Subliminal Stimuli-Can you be subliminally misled?
Nikhil Patil
Centennial P.S. - Congregated Class

The Effects of Hypoxia on Embryonic Development
Kelly Dong , Maximilian Reed
Centennial C. & V.I.

Antioxidants Can Be Very Bad
Linda Lu
Waterloo C.I.

En Garde!
Sherwood Marks
Rockway Mennonite Collegiate

The Spots in Lots
Daniel Penner , Aaron Buckley
Waterloo C.I.

Plants That Bug Superbugs
Emma Hoover
John McCrae P.S.

GOSH MY HOUSE IS MOVING!
Nish Singh
Centennial P.S.
 
Best of Division Award
A plaque is awarded to the entry judged best among the category winners in each of the five divisions.
The selection of the recipient takes into account the age and grade of the exhibitors.
Biotechnology
Plants That Bug Superbugs
Emma Hoover
John McCrae P.S.

Earth and Environmental Science
Tempermental Twister
Kate Carter
St. John's-Kilmarnock School

Engineering
GOSH MY HOUSE IS MOVING!
Nish Singh
Centennial P.S.

Life Science
Subliminal Stimuli-Can you be subliminally misled?
Nikhil Patil
Centennial P.S. - Congregated Class

Physical and Mathematical Science
The Spots in Lots
Daniel Penner , Aaron Buckley
Waterloo C.I.

Stephen J. Little Award  (In Memory)
Stephen J. Little was highly respected, long-time member of the WWSEF organization, former president of the Youth Science Foundation of Canada, and supporter of the CWSF movement. A trophy and gift Card are presented for the exhibit judged to be the best in presentation quality, taking into account the visual display and interviews with judges.
War on Weeds
Anne Vandrus
St. John's-Kilmarnock School
 
Chem 13 Award
Sponsored by the Department of Chemistry, University of Waterloo. The Chem 13 Award is for the exhibit judged the best physical science project with an emphasis on chemistry.
The award is a one year subscription to Scientific American or another scientific journal suitable for the level of the award winner.
Ammonia Beware!
Rachel Ropp
Rockway Mennonite Collegiate

Factors Affecting Enzyme Kinetics
Veeral Desai
Cameron Heights C.I.

Sir Isaac Newton Award
Sponsored by the Department of Physics and Astronomy, University of Waterloo. A $50 gift certificate is awarded to the exhibit, one in each of the three categories, that is judged to be the best physical science project with an emphasis on physics.
Junior Elasticity of a Bouncing Ball
Hannah Judelson-Kelly
Centennial P.S. - Congregated Class
Intermediate War on Weeds
Anne Vandrus
St. John's-Kilmarnock School
Senior The Spots in Lots
Daniel Penner , Aaron Buckley
Waterloo C.I.

Catalyst Leadership Award
Top engineering project which demonstrates creativity and leadership ($600 scholarship)
What a Drag
Marcus Engel
St. John's-Kilmarnock School

REAL Summer Scholarship
Summer research experience ($2800 scholarship).
Frontiers of Our Universe: Quasar Spectra
Kevin Dong , Derek Holzscherer
Waterloo C.I.
 
Best Written Report Award
Sponsored by Google, a trophy is awarded in each of the three categories - junior, intermediate and senior, to the student(s) submitting the best written Research Report.
Junior Two Anti-Bacterial Agents and Bacterial Growth
Noah Meyer , Rylan Ledgley
Centennial P.S.
Intermediate The Power of Heat
Erika McAndrews
St. John's-Kilmarnock School
Senior Can Bacteriophage Preserve Meat
Mac Billings
Centennial C. & V.I.

Engineering Science Quest Award
Summer science camp ($300 scholarship)
GOSH MY HOUSE IS MOVING!
Nish Singh
Centennial P.S.

Purdue Pharma Canada Award
$50 awarded to a project inthe Health Sciences area that demonstrates good scientific methods.
Fluorescent Protein UV Protection
Tina Tang, Anisa Morava
Centennial C.I.

GOLD MEDALS
All Senior Gold medal winners receive the following:
- a $100 cash prize
- a $500 scholarship from Conestoga College
- a $2,000 entrance prize to winners who successfully register to the McMaster-Mohawk Bachelor of Technology program
- a $1000 scholarship to the University of Waterloo
- a $1000 scholarship to the University of Guelph
- a $1000 scholarship from Wilfrid Laurier University

All Intermediate Gold medal winners receive a cash prize of $100 and a special invitation to apply for one of two $500 scholarships for Shad Valley.

All Junior Gold medal winners receive a cash prize of $70.
Top Junior Engineering projects receive 1 week of Engineering Science Quest summer camp from the University of Waterloo.
Junior - Biotechnology Plants That Bug Superbugs
Emma Hoover
John McCrae P.S.
Intermediate - Biotechnology The Salty Solution
Fengyang Wang , Tom Chong
Individual Entry

How to help stressful plants Students: Devanshi Shukla , Chitta Chowdhury School: Centennial C. & V.I.
Senior - Biotechnology The Effect of Phytohormones on Genetic Expression
Todd Brecher
St. John's-Kilmarnock School

Fluorescent Protein UV Protection
Tina Tang , Anisa Morava
Centennial C. & V.I.

Effects of Resveratrol/Rosiglitazone on metabolism
Nina Falak , Cristina Matei
Centennial C. & V.I.

Functionalized CNCs: An Effective Antimicrobial
Janelle Tam
Waterloo C.I.
Junior -
Engineering
En Garde!
Sherwood Marks
Rockway Mennonite Collegiate

GOSH MY HOUSE IS MOVING!
Nish Singh
Centennial P.S.
Senior -
Engineering
Rigid and Soft body Simulation in N-Dimensions
Jake Bian
Individual Entry
Junior -
Life Science
Subliminal Stimuli-Can you be subliminally misled?
Nikhil Patil
Centennial P.S. - Congregated Class

The Effects of Obesity on Nocturnal Blood Pressure
Arjun Pandey
K.W. Bilingual School

Who's Smarter?
Rachel Sargeson , Vivian Versluis
Westheights P.S.

PERFORMANCE ENHANCING LUNGS!
Jill Jackson
Northlake Woods P.S.

Forget This!
Katrina Watson , Meghan MacIsaac
Westheights P.S.

Effect of Population Size on Economic Systems
Isaac Morrison
Centennial P.S. - Congregated Class
Intermediate -
Life Science
Improving Long-term Compliance to Life-saving Meds
Avinash Pandey
Waterloo C.I.
Senior -
Life Science
The Effects of Hypoxia on Embryonic Development
Kelly Dong , Maximilian Reed
Centennial C. & V.I.

Antioxidants Can Be Very Bad
Linda Lu
Waterloo C.I.

Can You See the Light?
Jamie Kim
St. John's-Kilmarnock School

Who Domesticates Whom?
Saarah Hussain
St. John's-Kilmarnock School
Junior -
Physical and Mathematical Science
Elasticity of a Bouncing Ball
Hannah Judelson-Kelly
Centennial P.S. - Congregated Class

Macroscopic Efficiency of Quantum Mechanics in Oil
John Fish
Centennial P.S. - Congregated Class

Electromagnetism And Conductivity
Zachary Trefler , Alexander Kitaev
Centennial P.S. - Congregated Class

Ammonia Beware!
Rachel Ropp
Rockway Mennonite Collegiate

Which Oil Is Poppin'?
Michelle McLeod
Westheights P.S.

Marble Madness!
ayden Lam
Westheights P.S.

Is Expensive Shampoo Needed to Keep Red Highlights
Joselyn Polanic , Emily Simmons
Forest Glen P.S.
Intermediate -
Physical and Mathematical Science
War on Weeds
Anne Vandrus
St. John's-Kilmarnock School

What Do The Ears Hear?
Laurel Buchanan
St. John's-Kilmarnock School

Fuel of the Future
Emily Newton
St. John's-Kilmarnock School

Soundmosis - The effects of sound on osmosis
George Utsin
Waterloo C.I.
Senior -
Physical and Mathematical Science
Recycled Energy: Firearm Muzzle Heat
Nicholas Svaikauskas
Individual Entry

Computational Analysis of Halo-Organic Compounds
Alex Inglis , Bailey Robison
Centennial C. & V.I.

The Spots in Lots
Daniel Penner , Aaron Buckley
Waterloo C.I.
 
SILVER MEDALS
Senior Silver Award winners receive a $60 cash prize

Intermediate Silver Award winners receive the following:
- a $60 cash prize
- a special invitation to apply for one of two $500 scholarships for Shad Valley.

Junior Silver Award winners receive a $40 cash prize
Intermediate -
Earth and Environmental Science
Tempermental Twister
Kate Carter
St. John's-Kilmarnock School

Junior -
Engineering
Tubes! Water! Electricity!
David Thompson
John McCrae P.S.

What Angle Should You Be At?
Melanie Belzile , Emily Hawker
Centennial P.S.
Intermediate -
Engineering
The Power of Heat
Erika McAndrews
St. John's-Kilmarnock School
Senior -
Engineering
Zeolites: Nature's Solution to Airborne Pollutants
Chris Williams , Charles Zhao
Centennial C. & V.I.
Junior -
Life Science
Effect of Ambient Colours on Risky Decision Making
Eric Kim
Centennial P.S. - Congregated Class

What's On Your Hands
Lydia Choong
Guelph Community Christian School

Carnation Sensation
Silvia Blanco , Roseline Yang
Centennial P.S.

Cockroaches on Drugs
Ethan Kroetsch
John McCrae P.S.

Plant Hydration
Taylor Okum
Forest Glen P.S.

Brain Vs. Brain
Aastha Goyal
Westheights P.S.

Are You Paying Attention?!
Eric Schiebel , Kane Nguyen
Westheights P.S.

Write Neat Look Smart
Idris Farid
Westheights P.S.

Are Fingerprint Patterns Inherited
Saman Rashid
Islamic School Of Cambridge

The Stroop Effect
Meghan Hanton-Fong
K.W. Bilingual School

You Are What You Eat, So Know What You Eat
Adam Beaupre
Westheights P.S.

Work That Brain
Marlee Allen , Teagan Thomas
Westheights P.S.

Eye Black!
Alain Manjgo , Sean Barbato
Westheights P.S.
Intermediate -
Life Science
Factors Affecting Enzyme Kinetics
Veeral Desai
Cameron Heights C.I.
Junior -
Physical and Mathematical Science
Uphill rollers
Neien Wei
Edna Staebler P.S.

Extraordinary Dairy
Antonia Levak
Guelph Community Christian School

Is Coral the Truffula Tree of the ocean?
Charlotte Clifford , Marina Grekoff-Hunt
Individual Entry

The Energy Bracelet: A scam or a miracle
Lucy Matulis
John McCrae P.S.

That's Gotta Hurt!
Owen LeBlanc
John McCrae P.S.

Are My Hands Still Dirty? I Just Washed...
Jessica Wassens , Libby Alger
John McCrae P.S.

What's On That Spout ?
Seungmin Yu
John McCrae P.S.

Comparing Test Analysis Methods
Alana Eliasmith
Centennial P.S. - Congregated Class

Toilet Paper: Mush When You Flush
Rachel Kehl , Josilin Timmons
Forest Glen P.S.

The Effects of Common Beverages on Tooth Structure
Juliana Marini , Sofya Hudson
Rockway Mennonite Collegiate

Egg Elimination
Sierra Erb , Laila Ghrear
Westheights P.S.

What's Lurking Inside Walls: Mould On Insulation
Spencer Gerwin
John McCrae P.S.

Equine Equitation
Bethany Baltus , Caitlyn Hillar
Forest Glen P.S.
Intermediate -
Physical and Mathematical Science
Newton's Problem
Michael O'Donovan
St. John's-Kilmarnock School

Using Waste Liquids to Produce Electricity
Erik Bumbulis, Yota Ohashi
Waterloo C.I.
Senior -
Physical and Mathematical Science
Frontiers of Our Universe: Quasar Spectra
Kevin Dong , Derek Holzscherer
Waterloo C.I.

BRONZE MEDALS
Senior and Intermediate Bronze Award winners receive a $40 cash prize.

Junior Bronze Award winners receive a $30 cash prize.
Junior -
Engineering
Perfect Pedi
Paula Bromby , Leanne Matthews
St. John Brebeuf C.S. - Erin

(Reducing Light Pollution
Andy Skolseg
John McCrae P.S.

PLANT MAGNET
Nima Arefi
Westheights P.S.

Catchy
David Engel
Westheights P.S.

So Charge Me Maybe?
Emily Chambers
Rockway Mennonite Collegiate

Alpha Rex's Message
Lyndon Tang
Laurelwood P.S.
Intermediate -
Engineering
Elmaglinator
Lyndsey Johnston
St. John's-Kilmarnock School

What a Drag
Marcus Engel
St. John's-Kilmarnock School
Senior -
Engineering
The Effect of Additives on Ethanol Fuel
Darshan Parmar
Cameron Heights C.I.
Junior -
Life Science
The Prisoner's Dilemma
Logan Ingalls , Kyle Davis
Centennial P.S. - Congregated Class

How distractions affect different learning styles
Zach Chapman , Ethan Guo
Centennial P.S. - Congregated Class

Greywater: Can Plants Tolerate It?
Matea Ceric
Centennial P.S.

Can You Hear It or Not?
Matthew Amer-Forster
St. John's-Kilmarnock School

Brain Beats
Julia Zinn
Centennial P.S.

Can You See It Now?
Cali Robbins , Halle Kleine
Forest Glen P.S.

What Do Your Plants Listen To?
Bryce Hanna
Hespeler P.S.

Corpus Callosum Comparison
Thomas Watson
John McCrae P.S.

Following Food or Pheromones?
Nathanael Willms
John McCrae P.S.

Optical Illusions
Tanisha Hasan , Jessica Zhang
Laurelwood P.S.

pH Levels of Various Diets
Tanaeem Rehman
Forest Glen P.S.

Feelin' Hot, Hot, Hot
Luke Donovan , Michael Emiljanowicz
Christ The King C.S.
Intermediate -
Life Science
Rorschach Attack
Sonja Katanic , Laura Sulston
Waterloo C.I.

External Factors Affecting Blood Glucose Readings
Amelia Danzinger
Waterloo C.I.
Junior -
Physical & Mathematical Science
Two Anti-Bacterial Agents and Bacterial Growth
Noah Meyer , Rylan Ledgley
Centennial P.S.

Which Type of Baking Powder Raises a Cake More?
Tarannum Khan
Edna Staebler P.S.

Fizz Pop Ouch
Megan Kish , Megan Shaw
Centennial P.S.

Rock, Paper.......Plastic?
Jessica Bronsveld
Guelph Community Christian School

Catastrophic Craters
Maddie MacLean , Miranda Elliott
St. Jacobs P.S.

fRUSTration
Nate Albrecht
Hespeler P.S.

Don't Grow in there! Exploring Bacteria and Filter
Rita Zamzam
Centennial P.S. - Congregated Class

Which Solution Conducts the Most Electricity?
Muhammed Chaudhry
Islamic School Of Cambridge

Flex It
Zach Mark , Matt Morrisey
Forest Glen P.S.

Paper Towels
Neil Bilton
Taylor Evans P.S.

Converting Chemicals
Katie Kroeze , Sarah Griffith
Northlake Woods P.S.

Properties Of Oobleck
Christina Ma , Alana Machaffie
Northlake Woods P.S.
Senior -
Physical & Mathematical Science
Phosphorus and Calcium: The Lifelong Balancing Act
Tyler Watson
St. John's-Kilmarnock School
 
PEWTER MEDALS
Junior -
Earth & Environmental Science
Tectonic Plates
Urvashi Shelke
Laurelwood P.S.
Junior -
Engineering
Can we make a water resistant sock ?
Amy Shaw , Christina Piruchta
St. Agnes C.S.

Evaporation Energy
Adam Hellinga
Guelph Community Christian School

Home Automation System
Dakota Leggett , Trevor Eady
Individual Entry

Efficient Water Boiling Appliances
Davis Zink
Northlake Woods P.S.

Cell Phone Radiation
Katy Qi
John McCrae P.S.

Deadliest Weapon
Jacob Isaac , Evan Rolleman
Forest Glen P.S.
Junior -
Life Science
The effects of electrical radiation on plants
Isha Govind
Edna Staebler P.S.

Questions versus Statements
Ioana David
Centennial P.S. - Congregated Class

Rumor Has It
Sophia Briskin , Katie McLay
Centennial P.S.

The Effect of Powdered Detergent on Plant Growth
Tabassum Khan
Edna Staebler P.S.

Exploring Inattentional Blindness
James Dorfman , Jonathan Tjong
Centennial P.S.

Who Is Better at Spatial Abilities, Boys or Girls?
Samantha Cranston
Centennial P.S.

Proxemics
Sydney Buck , Meghan Henderson
Centennial P.S.

The Beanstalk Race
Silvia George
Centennial P.S.

Reflexes of the Sexes
Jillian Hofstee
Guelph Community Christian School

Whether the Weather Affects Migraine
Abby Saunders
K.W. Bilingual School

Suck it up
Nicole Meyer , Charlotte Lauryssen
St. John Brebeuf C.S. - Erin

Be Active Be Smart
atarina Sacka
Hespeler P.S.

Smartcebo
Amanda Hope
Hespeler P.S.

Project Plant
Ben Hetherington
Hespeler P.S.

To seed or not to seed? That is the question!
Mia Falak
John McCrae P.S.

Which, out of two food kinds, does my dog prefer?
Jacob Harvey
John McCrae P.S.

Did you hear that?
Narges Jamali , Avery McCorkindale
Centennial P.S.

(Berry Fresh
Anna Whitehead
Forest Glen P.S.

Beat to the Beat
Garrett Reitzel , Johnny DeGanis
St. Jacobs P.S.
Intermediate -
Life Science
Think Pink
Lydia Kuhl , Kaitlyn Leis
Waterloo C.I.

Audio Retention in Grade Ten Academic Students
Wennie Zhang , Melinda Zhou
Waterloo C.I.

Musical Minds
Gavin Gao , Amitan Pope
Waterloo C.I.

The Effect of Cell Phone Use on Human Memory Recal
Austin Jabari , Keyan Raahemifar
Waterloo C.I.
Junior -
Physical & Mathematical Science
Physics of Sound : Constrained Layer Daming
Max Cohen
Centennial P.S. - Congregated Class

Cold Pack Chemistry
Ben Klassen
Guelph Community Christian School

Bone Breaker
Maja Brajkovich
St. John Brebeuf C.S. - Erin

Fruity Preservatives
Edward Southward
St. John's-Kilmarnock School

Fuel Efficiency Factors
Emma Blakemore
Guelph Community Christian School

Hot Topic
Lindsey Patterson , Victoria Marshall
St. John Brebeuf C.S. - Erin

Which Wax?
Riley Sauer , Jakob VandeSande
Rockway Mennonite Collegiate

Why is the Titanic Still There?
Grant Meger
Rockway Mennonite Collegiate

IRON OUT!
Zak Lienhart
St. Jacobs P.S.

The Exothermic Theory
Chris Charman
Hespeler P.S.

True Colour (a paint comparison)
Eula Carreon , Zoe Hoyte
Hespeler P.S.

Electric Sencor
Aaron Cooper
Hespeler P.S.

Magnetic Coin Pull
Prateek Bansal
Westheights P.S.

LED Wavelengths!
Yousuf Ramahi , Scott Parker
Centennial P.S.

Traveling Down Young's Double Slit Memory Lane
Linda (Jingwen) Mao
Edna Staebler P.S.

Slapshot
Jackson Gerber , Greg Yeoman
Forest Glen P.S.

Stretch it to the limit
Michael Dawe
Westheights P.S.

Apple Mummy
Rachel Raymond , Chelsea Moura
Christ The King C.S.

Which Brand of AA Batteries Lasts The Longest?
Alex Gruhl
Forest Glen P.S.
Intermediate -
Physical & Mathematical Science
Foot Length... Height... Golden Ratio?
Emily Campbell , Taylor Heimbecker
Cameron Heights C.I.

Race for Relief
Zarina Mamoukhova , Jasmine Starks
Waterloo C.I.
Senior -
Physical & Mathematical Science
A Charged Debate: Natural vs. Artificial Electroly
Ross Cunningham
St. John's-Kilmarnock School