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TWO EMSB STUDENTS ARE WINNERS AT 2015 MONTREAL REGIONAL SCIENCE AND TECHNOLOGY FAIR

MONTREAL, APRIL 1, 2015 Two English Montreal School Board (EMSB) students, Niraj Dayanandan from Royal West Academy in Montreal West and Fatemen Ghiasi from MIND High School in the Plateau, will proceed to the 2015 Super Expo-sciences Hydro‑Québec Provincial Finals April 16 to 19 in Gatineau. They were among 15 finalists chosen by judges at the recent Hydro-Québec Montreal Regional Science & Technology Fair at Concordia University.

Niraj’s project was on Slimy Intelligence. He won the Concordia University Department of Biology Award, a gold medal in the junior category and recognition of highest distinction.  Fateman, whose project was on metal contamination in rice, captured a bronze medal in the senior caregory,  a Université de Laval scholarship, a McGill University Department of Food Science and Agricultural Chemistry prize and was also recognized with highest distinction honours.

At the Hydro-Québec Montreal Regional Science & Technology Fair,  prizes  valued at nearly $50,000 were awarded in recognition of outstanding achievements by the up-and-coming generation of scientists in the region. For the occasion, Concordia   played host to more than 215 exhibitors from throughout the region. Overall   budding scientists presented 150 competing projects to more than 8,000 visitors. The event was organized by the Educational Alliance for Science & Technology (EAST), in co-operation with key personnel from Concordia University. From The EMS, there were   13 projects from six schools. Besides Royal West and MIND, they came from ( John Paul I Junior High School and Laurier Macdonald High School in St. Léonard, Marymount Academy International in NDG and Vincent Massey Collegiate in Rosemount.

First prize

The Hydro-Québec First Prize, awarded to the best overall project, all categories combined, at the regional final, went to Shaan Baig & Labib-Dayan Syed  from Centennial Regional High School on Montreal`s South Shore for their design project titled “”The Fight Against Pca”.

The next step

Winners from Gatineau will go on to the Canada-wide competition in Frederiction, New Brunswick May 9 to 16. EAST has been  selected by Youth Science Canada to act as hosts of the Canada Wide Science Festival May 14 to 21, 2016,  which will attract the country’s top 500 young scientists selected from the almost 500,000 science fair participants across Canada. They will showcase their projects and compete for close to $1,000,000 in cash, prizes and scholarships at McGill University. The Regional Science Fair returns to Concordia for the next two years.

THE WINNERS

Shaan Baig & Labib-Dayan Syed

Centennial Regional High School

The Fight Against Pca

  • Hydro-Québec first prize – $ 750 and trophy
  • Concordia University Faculty of Arts & Science Entrance Bursary
  • Dawson College Science Award
  • Gold Medal - Intermediate
  • Highest Distinction
  • Québec Science - One-year subscription

 

 

 

 

 

Wilfred Mason

 Laurier Senior High School

 H.E.R.O

  • Participation in the Super Expo-sciences Hydro-Québec, Quebec provincial final 2015
  • Action TI Award
  • Concordia University Award for Outstanding Achievement In Electrical & Computer Engineering
  • Dawson College Science Award
  • Highest Distinction
  • Intel Excellence in Computer Science Award
  • Intel Science & Engineering Fair (ISEF) Participation Award
  • Silver Medal - Intermediate
  • Yale Science & Engineering Association Award

 

Melissa Lu

The study

Lepto-My-Cells

  • Participation in the Super Expo-sciences Hydro-Québec, Quebec provincial final 2015
  • Bronze Medal - Intermediate
  • Concordia University Faculty of Arts & Science Entrance Bursary
  • Highest Distinction
  • Hydro-Quebec Energy Award
  • Intel Science & Engineering Fair (ISEF) Participation Award
  • John Abbott College Science Award
  • Laval University Participant Prize
  • Publication BLD

 

Thomas Ribeiro

Laurier Senior High School

Super-Dam

  • Participation in the Super Expo-sciences Hydro-Québec, Quebec provincial final 2015
  • Concordia University Faculty of Engineering and Computer Science Innovation Scholarship.
  • Fondation ALCOA
  • Highest Distinction
  • Intel Science & Engineering Fair (ISEF) Participation Award
  • Laval University Participant Prize
  • McGill University - Geography Award

 

Anastasia Katsolis

Laval Liberty High School

Miracle Versus Entity

  • Participation in the Super Expo-sciences Hydro-Québec, Quebec provincial final 2015
  • Concordia University - PERFORM Centre Award in Preventative Health Sciences
  • Concordia University Expo-sciences Tuition Entrance Award
  • Highest Distinction
  • Silver Medal - Senior

 

Ariana Dancu

Emmanuel Christian School

  • Mighty Mycelium Vs S. Aureus
  • Participation in the Super Expo-sciences Hydro-Québec, Quebec provincial final 2015
  • Highest Distinction
  • McGill University - Faculty of Medicine Award
  • Vanier College Science Award

 

Racquel Lazarowitz

Centennial Academy

Anti-Mitotic Cancer Treatments

  • Participation in the Super Expo-sciences Hydro-Québec, Quebec provincial final 2015
  • Highest Distinction
  • McGill University Faculty of Medicine award
  • Vanier College Science Award

 

Niraj Dayanandan

 Royal West Academy

Slimy Intelligence

  • Participation in the Super Expo-sciences Hydro-Québec, Quebec provincial final 2015
  • Concordia University - Department of Biology Award
  • Gold Medal - Junior
  • Highest Distinction

 

 

Celeste Groux

Howard S. Billings High School

Colour Conundrum

  • Participation in the Super Expo-sciences Hydro-Québec, Quebec provincial final 2015
  • Concordia University - Department of Psychology Award
  • Highest Distinction
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Emma Dubroca

 The Study

 Phagocytosis in Burn Patients

  • Participation in the Super Expo-sciences Hydro-Québec, Quebec provincial final 2015
  • Highest Distinction
  • McGill University - Faculty of Science Award

Fatemen Ghiasi

M.I.N.D High School

Metal Contamination in Rice

  • Participation in the Super Expo-sciences Hydro-Québec, Quebec provincial final 2015
  • Bronze Medal - Senior
  • Highest Distinction
  • Laval University Scholarship
  • McGill University - Department of Food Science & Agricultural Chemistry

 

Marjan Ghazi

Laval Liberty High School

Limitations of Beta-Blockers

  • Participation in the Super Expo-sciences Hydro-Québec, Quebec provincial final 2015
  • Concordia University - Science College Award
  • Highest Distinction

 

Alice Lemay & Brianna Nellis

Miss Edgar’s & Miss Cramp’s School

Wrapper Cave

  • Participation in the Super Expo-sciences Hydro-Québec, Quebec provincial final 2015
  • FP Innovation Award for Forest Sector Solutions
  • Highest Distinction

 

 

 

Mahsa Ghazi

Laval Liberty High School

Preterm Labor : New Hope

  • Participation in the Super Expo-sciences Hydro-Québec, Quebec provincial final 2015
  • Highest Distinction
  • McGill University - Biology Award

 

Raphael Hotter

Herzliah High School (Snowdon Campus)

Ebola No More!

  • Participation in the Super Expo-sciences Hydro-Québec, Quebec provincial final 2015
  • Highest Distinction
  • McGill University - Redpath Museum Award

 

 

The Hydro-Québec Science Fairs are made possible with support from presenting partner Hydro Québec, as well as major financial partners including Bell, the Ministère du Développement économique, de l’Innovation et de l’Exportation du Québec, as well as Merck Canada, which has supported the Science Fair’s Experimentation type of projects for more than 20 years.

A photo of the Hydro-Québec First Prize winner at the 2015 regional final will be available soon at www.exposciences.qc.ca.

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Jessica Godin
Coordinator, 2015 Montreal Regional Science & Technology Fair
Tel.:514-226-7718
E-mail: jessica@sciencetech.ca

Michael J. Cohen
Communications and Marketing Specialist
English Montreal School Board
Tel: (514) 483-7200 ext. 7243
Fax: (514) 483-7213
E-mail: mcohen@emsb.qc.ca