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May 26, 2015 06:08 ET

Bright Minds Gather to Shape the Future of Science

The National Research Council of Canada hosts Young Makers Science Fair Hack and World's Top Young Scientists from the Global Young Academy

OTTAWA, ONTARIO--(Marketwired - May 26, 2015) - The National Research Council of Canada continues to foster relationships with the leaders of tomorrow by hosting over 150 members of the Global Young Academy (GYA) today for a Young Makers Science Fair Hack. Canada is the destination of choice for the GYA's Annual General Meeting and this Fair is one of many activities to be hosted by the Academy during its gathering in the region.

The Government of Canada's commitment to Science, Technology, and Innovation starts by supporting young Canadian innovators and giving them a platform to build and share their skills. Bringing together an impressive group of elementary, high school, and university students, the Fair showcases Canada's most creative and forward-thinking do-it-yourself science projects, from the 3D-printing of prosthetics to bio-hacking and bio-art. Young Canadian scientists have the opportunity to showcase their projects to GYA members from around the globe.

The event sets the stage for important international connections, where new opportunities are identified, and where a host of representatives from industry, academia, national, and international governments, including the Governor General of Canada, are supporting the next generation of global innovators.

Quick Facts

  • The Global Young Academy is the voice of young scientists around the world, fostering an international community that works together on topics of global importance.
  • Founded in 2010, the GYA has 200 members from 58 countries, which are selected for the excellence of their science and their commitment to service.
  • The 5-day GYA Annual General Meeting is supported by Canadian government, academic institutions, and the private sector.

Quotes

"We are delighted to welcome this high-caliber international delegation to the National Research Council. Canada continues to be seen as a destination of choice for the world's brightest scientific minds, and we want to enable exchanges that will give Canadian innovators a new advantage in accessing technology and expertise from across the globe."

John R. McDougall, President of the National Research Council of Canada

"The DIY and Maker movement is challenging our very notion of what innovation is. It's democratizing science, and engaging often invisible communities - communities whose shared contributions, interactions and ideas have made me a better scientist."

Andrew Pelling, Canada Research Chair in Experimental Cell Mechanics, GYA Member and Chair, Organizing Committee

Additional Links

- National Research Council of Canada - Community

- Global Young Academy

- Event Supporters

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Contact Information

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    National Research Council of Canada
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