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MONTREAL, JUNE 6, 2017 -Secondary V Royal West Academy student Lia Loebenberg did exceptionally well with her 2017 science fair project  entitled Division: Impossible  (Discovering Cancer’s Dependencies for Targeted Treatments).  Her project hits close to home given the fact that her older sister Laura has been battling brain cancer for eight years.

Overall, this year after four science-fairs, Lia won four medals and four university scholarships, valued at $16,500. At the Grade 11 level at the Royal West Academy Science Fair she took home the Award of Excellence in Biology – Senior and her fourth consecutive Gold Medal.  At the Montreal Regional Science & Technology Fair at Concordia, she won the Bronze Medal - Senior, the Cercles des jeunes naturalistes Award, the Concordia University Faculty of Arts & Science Entrance Bursary ($2500) and Highest Distinction. At the Quebec Provincial Expo-science Final, she won the Prix de L’Université  de Concordia - $4000 per year renewable for three consecutive years, and Medal & Finalist - Member of Délégation Québécoise Expo-sciences pancanadienne 2017.  Finally, as the only EMSB student at the Canada-Wide Science Fair in in Regina, Saskatchewan in May, she scored 92 percent and won a senior excellence award – Bronze medal and $1,000 scholarships to both Western University and Ottawa University.  

Michael J. Cohen
Communications and Marketing Specialist
English Montreal School Board
Tel: (514) 483-7200 ext. 7243
Fax: (514) 483-7213