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OTTAWA, May 17, 2024 – The 62nd edition of the Canada-Wide Science Fair (CWSF), Canada’s largest annual youth STEM event, will be held at Carleton University from May 26 to 31, 2024. This year, 387 student finalists from all 13 provinces and territories will gather to display their STEM projects and compete for over $1.3 million in scholarships, awards and prizes.

RAC booth at Canada-Wide Science Fair
The RAC booth at the Canada-Wide Science Fair hosted by the Quarter Century Amateur Radio Club and the Northern Alberta Amateur Radio Club in Edmonton in May 2023.

On Thursday, May 30 and Friday May 31, representatives from Radio Amateurs of Canada, the Ottawa Amateur Radio Club (OARC) and the Ottawa Valley Mobile Radio Club (OVMRC) will introduce participants to the “Wonderful World of Amateur Radio”. They will  be joined by Daniel Alvarez, VE3FCT, a young, enthusiastic Radio Amateur from the Toronto area who operates frequently from the Ontario Science Centre station VE3OSC. The Canada-Wide Science Fair (CWSF) will take place at Carleton University in Ottawa from May 25 to June 4. 

“Hosted annually by Youth Science Canada, this extraordinary event brings together our nation’s brightest young minds, celebrating their passion for STEM and innovation. Witness the future of STEM through the eyes of our youth. From groundbreaking research to inventive solutions, each project at the CWSF is a window into the incredible potential of our young scientists. The fair is a vibrant display of elaborate presentations, engaging demonstrations, and thought-provoking discussions.”

The Canada-Wide Science Fair showcases the talents of students from grades 7 through 12, winners of their respective regional STEM fairs. These young scientists represent the future of innovation in Canada, displaying projects that span health, environmental sciences, engineering, computer science, and more.

“Amateur Radio is vast and highly diverse hobby and service. We can’t demonstrate everything so we will show off a few selected things we like such as a simple HF SSB and CW station, the networking possibilities of VHF/UHF digital voice, communications by Amateur satellites and good old Morse Code.  Getting the participants to send their names in Morse Code is always popular at the Canada-Wide Science Fair.  

Stay tuned to this website and the next issue of The Canadian Amateur magazine for more information.