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CONCORDIA TO ONCE AGAIN HOST HYDRO-QUÉBEC MONTREAL REGIONAL SCIENCE AND TECHNOLOGY FAIR IN MARCH

MONTREAL FEBRUARY 6, 2017 – The annual Hydro-Québec Montreal Regional Science & Technology Fair will take place Sunday, March 26, through Tuesday, March 28, on the downtown campus of Concordia University. Organized by Educational Alliance for Science & Technology (EAST), in partnership with Concordia University, this is the third successive year that the Fair will be hosted at Concordia and a recent agreement now extends that through 2020. During this one-of-a-kind competition, budding scientists aged 13 to 20 will be presenting their scientific projects to visitors in creative and accessible ways that express their passion for science and technology.

“At Concordia we encourage new ways of sharing what we know and getting people to think about how new knowledge and technological change impacts them,” says Justin Powlowski, interim vice-president of Research and Graduate Studies. “The students participating in the science fair are getting a taste of the whats, whys and hows of research, and that that can set them on a path to catalyzing changes for the better in our world. I encourage everyone to visit the fair and see the work of these exceptional young researchers.”

Hours open to the public are:
March 26: 1 to 4 p.m.
March 27: 1 to 4 p.m.
March 28: 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.
Concordia University, 1515 Ste. Catherine St. W.

About the Educational Alliance for Science & Technology
The Educational Alliance for Science & Technology (EAST) is a non-profit, volunteer-based organization serving Quebec students in extracurricular science & technology activities. Founded to take charge of the Montreal Regional Science and Technology Fair (MRSTF), it also organizes the CRC Robotics Competition, Junior Robotics Competition, and the Intel International Science & Engineering Fair (Quebec affiliation).

About Concordia University
Concordia University defines next-generation education by anticipating the future of what a university can and should be. Our research and teaching is daring, transformative and distinct with a “big thinking” approach that examines societal issues from an expansive, interdisciplinary perspective. Concordia is an open and engaged university that encourages students to become active, critical and global citizens. As part of Montreal’s fabric, we are deeply connected to the city — and we are deeply connected to the world at large. More than 46,000 students choose Concordia each year. Globally, we have nearly 200,000 graduates.

About the Hydro-Québec Science and Technology Fair
The Hydro-Québec Science Fair is one-of-a-kind competition in which more than 15,000 young Quebecers take part every year, presenting projects in three categories: Experimentation, Design and Study. The projects cover a wide variety of fields, including environment, engineering, chemistry, physics, biology, health sciences and more! In Québec, the Réseau Technoscience network partners are the project managers of the Science Fair movement.



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