Science Fair

Each year we send 10 teams to the Toronto Sci-Tech Fair. Most years a couple of our projects are selected for the Canada-Wide Science Fair (CWSF), where in the past TOPS students have often found great success.

  • Science Fair Achievements Timeline
    • 2015 — Toronto, ON
      • Vicky Xu, “A Full Load of Pineapples”, Gold Medal (Chemical Institute of Canada Award)
      • Lawrence Wang, “Can smart-phones measure radiation exposures?”, Gold Medal
      • Alex Cai/ Julien Lin, “Up, Up and Away”, Gold Medal
      • Julie Xiao/ Arani Kulamurugan, “Waste Not, Want Not”, Silver Medal (The Mathew Shawn McConville Memorial Prize)
      • Dorothy Qian/ Deifilia To, “Detect with Ease: Use of Salivary ELISA Test for Diagnosis or VZV”, Silver Medal
      • Cheng Cheng Lin/ Jessica Fung, “Bovine Somatotropin”, Bronze Medal
      • Pablo Gonzalez/ Tom Tang, “Shielding DNA from UV Rays: What can Humans Learn from Plants?”, Bronze Medal
      • Matthew Tse/ Bruce He, “The Process of Cutaneous Wound Healing”, Bronze Medal
    • 2008 – Ottawa, ON
      • Bronze + Renewable Energy Award – Jessica Ngai – Drag or Not to Drag: A New VAWT Design
      • Total prize money and scholarships: $3400

     

    • 2007 – Truro, NS

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  • Gold – Florence Chan and Alison Lee – Thermoelectricity: A Cool Idea or Hot Air?
  • Discovery Channel Math Award – Florence Chan and Alison Lee – Thermoelectricity
  • Honourable Mention – Gorick Ng and Chris Piggott – How Music Affects Concentration
  • Total prize money and scholarships: $6350
      • 2005 – Vancouver, BC

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      • Nine out of 30 participants from Team Toronto were TOPS students. This is as many as some cities’ whole team!
      • Intermediate Biotechnology Gold – Miaad Aliroteh and Niresan Seevaratnam – An Arm That Gets On Your Nerves
      • Senior Life Sciences Silver – Fuad Al-Amin and Tahbit Chowdhury – The Mathematical Perception: A Unified Theory
      • Senior Physical Sciences Silver – Alan Lam and David Lam – Tsunamis: Generation Propagation and Shore Interaction
      • Senior Engineering Bronze – Evgeny Ternovsky and Jaspreet Rayat– Dynamic Noise Cancellation Using Wave Superpositioning
      • Senior Physical Sciences Bronze – Karthik Ramanathan – Dark Matter: Missing Mass Investigation
      • Senior Automotive Honourable Mention – Evgeny Ternovsky and Jaspreet Rayat– Dynamic Noise Cancellation Using Wave Superpositioning
      • The Canadian Society for the Weizmann Institute of Science Scholarships – Karthik Ramanathan
      • The Canadian Psychological Association Award for Seniors – Fuad Al-Amin and Tahbit Chowdhury
      • The Petro-Canada Peer Innovation Award – Karthik Ramanathan
      • All Science Fair representatives also earned scholarships to prominent universities totalling $17 000.

     

      • 2004 – St. John’s, NF
        • Gold – Fuad Al-Amin and Tahbit Chowdhury – Estimation
        • Bronze – Jessica Yu and Jimmy Xu – Physics of Homeruns
        • Canadian Mathematical Society Award – Jessica Yu and Jimmy Xu
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    • 2003 – Calgary, AB
      • Honourable Mention – Fuad Al-Amin and Vlad Berbece – Subitizing

     

    • 2002 – Saskatoon, SK
      • Gold – Faizal Ismail and Mahvish Jafri – Boundary Layer Acceleration
      • Best Senior Project – Faizal Ismail and Mahvish Jafri
      • Best of Fair (National Champions) – Faizal Ismail and Mahvish Jafri

     

      • 2001 – Kingston, ON
        • Gold – Alex Ayers – A Virtual Approach to Mars
        • Queen’s Scholarship – Alex Ayers
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    • 2000 – London, ON
      • Gold – Aaron Judah – Sonoluminescence II
      • Best Senior Project – Aaron Judah
      • Best of Fair (National Champion) – Aaron Judah (This project went on to win the Bronze Medal at the International Science Fair)
      • Gold – Aly Shivji and Hamid Roman – Digital Insect
        • TOPS students also won a number of ancillary awards as well.

     

    • 1999 – Edmonton, AB
      • Gold – Aaron Judah – Sonoluminescense
      • Junior Physics Award – Aaron Judah
      • Gold – Alex Ince Cushman – Revealing Fine Structure in Galaxies
      • Honourable Mention – Jay Weymouth and Edward Lo–Electromagnetism

     

    • 1998 – Timmins, ON
      • Silver – Aaron Judah – Thermoconductivity

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  • Garneau students have also done very well at the Toronto SciTech fair since its inception in 2000. In excess of 50 distinctions have been earned by our students at this very competitive fair, with 9 Golds in 2005 alone.