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HYDRO-QUÉBEC MONTREAL REGIONAL SCIENCE AND TECHNOLOGY FAIR

Montreal, February 26, 2018 – The annual Hydro-Québec Montreal Regional Science & Technology Fair will take place from Sunday, March 25 to Tuesday, March 27 on Concordia University’s downtown campus. During this one-of-a-kind competition, emerging scientists aged 13 to 20 will present their scientific projects to visitors in creative and accessible ways that express their passion for science and technology. Organized by Educational Alliance for Science & Technology, in partnership with Concordia, this is the fourth successive year that the fair will take place at the university, and a recent agreement now extends the partnership through 2020.

“A research-based education gives students, in all levels of study, an invaluable foundation in methods and methodology, which will ultimately lead them to being better professionals and contributors to society. As a proud partner of the Hydro-Québec Montreal Regional Science & Technology Fair, I encourage everyone to visit the fair and see the work of these exceptional young researchers,” says Christophe Guy, Vice-President, Research and Graduate Studies at Concordia University.

“This year, once again, Hydro-Québec is pleased to be partnering with Expo-sciences,” said Réal Laporte, President of Hydro-Québec Innovation, équipement et services partagés. “Our goal is to enable young people from every walk of life to enjoy a unique experience that will contribute to their development. Hydro-Québec’s commitment to these up-and-coming young scientists is extremely important, and we are very proud!”

Come see the amazing projects during the hours open to the public:

  • When: March 25 and 26: 1 to 4 p.m. & March 27: 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.
  • Where: Concordia University, 1515 Ste. Catherine St. W.
  • Free admission!

Thousands of exhibitors from all across the province

During last year’s Hydro-Québec Science Fairs, thousands of students between the ages of 6 and 20 submitted projects in the various levels of the competition.

A total of 1,433 students made it to one of the 12 Regional Finals at the Secondary/Collegiate level or one of the 9 Regional Finals at the Primary level of the Hydro-Québec Science Fairs competition. Among them, 174 earned a place in the Super Expo-sciences Hydro-Québec, Québec Final, held in April.

The adventure continues

Admission to all of the Regional Finals is free. Anyone interested in visiting is invited to view the schedule at exposciences.qc.ca for the dates of the competition nearest them. Otherwise, they can visit the must-see event of the 2018 competition season, the 40th edition of the Super Expo-sciences Hydro-Québec, Québec Final, which takes place from April 19 to 22, 2018, at Espace Shawinigan in Mauricie. Access to the site is free for the whole family!

A delegation of Québec competitors will also compete in the Canada-Wide Science Fair, being held from May 12 to 19 at Carleton University in Ottawa. Another delegation will be then head to the International Science Fair in France, from May 20 to 25.

Thank you to our partners

The Hydro-Québec Science Fairs are organized by the Réseau Technoscience and made possible with support from presenting partner Hydro-Québec. They also receive financial support from the Ministère de l’Économie, de la Science et de l’Innovation du Québec, through its NovaScience program, as well as support from major national partners including Merck Canada Inc., which supports the Experimentation section of the competition, Alcoa, and Publications BLD (publishers of Les Explorateurs, Les Débrouillards and Curium), the media partner of the Hydro-Québec Science Fairs.

About

Réseau Technoscience
Réseau Technoscience and its regional organizations are present throughout Québec with the goal of fostering interest in science and technology among young people aged 4 to 20. Through their programs and activities, they promote emergence of the next generation of scientists as well as support science and technology teaching via a concrete approach. Réseau Technoscience offers the following programs, among others: the Science Fairs, the Junior Tech Challenge, the Club des Débrouillards, and Les Innovateurs à l’école. The network also distributes several science teaching-support kits and activities in primary and secondary schools.

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).

Concordia University
Concordia University is at the forefront of next-generation teaching and research. Our teaching and research is daring and transformative, and anticipates the future of what a university can and should be. We enroll over 46,000 students across two modern and architecturally inspired campuses, and have nearly 200,000 graduates around the world.

Contacts:
Renée Dunk Communications Advisor
Concordia University
(O) 514- 848- 2424 ext. 4465
renee.dunk@concordia.ca

Michael J. Cohen
Communications & Marketing Specialist
English Montreal School Board
(O) 514-483-7200 ext. 7243
(C) 514-826-0383
mcohen@emsb.qc.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