The 56th Annual North Bay Regional Science Fair (NBRSF) was a huge success for the more than 155 participants who took part in this year’s competition held at Nipissing University Sports Complex. More than 50 awards including scholarships, trophies, medals, plaques, certificates, and cheques were presented for the scientific initiatives of these brilliant students.

The highlight of the Awards ceremony was the designation of those who will represent the region at this year’s Canada-Wide Science Fair being held in Ottawa, ON. May 12 to 19. Three projects (five students) were selected for this exciting opportunity.

2018 Canada-Wide Science Fair Team
Left to right: Mathew McPharland, and Stephanie Wu (Rotary Award of Excellence recipients), Jacob Galema, Hanna Schaefer, and David Moore

Rotary Award of Excellence
Awarded to Stephanie Wu and Matthew McParland of St. Joseph-Scollard Hall for their project “An IRONic intake on the term dropping like flies”. 
This award goes to students with an exceptional project who will be representing the North Bay Regional Science Fair at the 2018 Canada-Wide Science Fair. It includes a school plaque and funding ($500) for travel expenses to the national fair.
Stephanie and Matthew also won the the Lalonde Family Award in Biology and Medicine, and a silver medal in the Senior Life Sciences category.