Project Leads: Rebecca Pillai Riddell & Jock Phippen
In Canada, high school youth science fairs attract the brightest students from a region who want to compete at the Canada Wide Science Fair. Last year, York University hosted the York Region Science and Technology Fair (YRSTF). Gathering together 120 elite budding scientists and their families, York’s exciting interdisciplinary approach to the sciences was showcased through interactive lectures and demonstrations from faculty and students associated with almost every York Faculty. In honour of Canada’s sesquicentennial, we would like to host a speaker’s panel to open the 2017 YRSTF@York that involves one external high profile speaker and four-six York scientists. The working title for the panel is: Science on Ice: Transdisciplinary Scientific Perspectives on the North.