UTM Biology Supports ‘Toronto Science Fair 2023’

Dr. Preeti Karwal
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We feel immense pleasure in sharing that our department was a bronze sponsor for Toronto Science Fair this year and contributed an amount of $1000 towards successful organization of this fair held in person on April 1, 2023 at the University of Toronto Scarborough (UTSC) and Centennial College, Morningside Campus. Toronto Science Fair (TSF) is organized by a non-profit organization that has been promoting the development of scientific temperament and providing a regional platform to school students to showcase their STEM project design and presentation skills for over 30 years.

Dr. Preeti Karwal, (Sessional Instructor) one of the passionate organizing committee members for TSF, fostered our interaction with Barbara Worth, Co-chair, TSF and played a foremost role in facilitating this initiative.

A total of 418 students from Grades 5-12 from 75 public and private schools across Toronto region participated and exhibited a total of 300 projects at TSF 2023. Students in Grades 7-12 were interviewed by a distinguished panel of judges and were awarded Bronze, Silver, and Gold Medals along with many special awards. The students also attended multiple hands-on workshops organized by UTSC and Centennial college labs and scientific talk by guest speaker.

The top seven projects chosen at Toronto Science Fair 2023 were chosen to represent Toronto at the Canada Wide Science Fair 2023 held in person from May 13-20 2023, in Edmonton, Alberta. Team Toronto did amazingly well at CWSF 2023 winning two gold medals, two silver medals, two bronze medals, three Challenge Awards, four Special Awards as well as a Best Project – Innovation Award for the second year in a row. One of these winners will also be representing Canada at the European Union Contest for Young Scientists (EUCYS) in Brussels, Belgium to be held from Sept 12-17, 2023.

The Department of Biology, UTM, extends its congratulations to all TSF and CWSF winners and will be looking forward to supporting such meaningful initiatives in the future.