When The Canadian Science Fair Journal published its inaugural issue in September 2018, we could not have predicted the outpouring of enthusiasm we received from readers across the country. Part of our mission is to foster an online community of young STEM-driven minds, and over the past few months, we have watched students, teachers, and editors alike build connections over a shared recognition of and appreciation for our next generation of scientists.
Extending the science fair beyond the walls of the gym through publication not only lends more visibility to emerging innovation, but it also gives young scientists a chance to further influence and inspire others through their work.
Over the past few months, our editors have been hard at work collaborating with authors to prepare the journal’s second issue. Once again, we’ve been blown away by the incredible work these authors have to show for - whether it be designing safer methods for transporting chicks, establishing community-wide composting projects, or developing software to combat bullying in schools.
We are grateful to The Children’s Hospital of Eastern Ontario, The Canada-Wide Science Fair, and NSERC for the support over the past few months. We would also like to thank our editorial board for their dedication, hard work and mentorship; this initiative would not be possible without them.
Finally, we’d like to thank our Editor-in-Chief, Dr. Dayre McNally, and research coordinators Katie O’Hearn and Kira Slivitzky, for their immense contributions and help.
We are so excited to introduce you to fourteen young scientists who have drawn on creativity, originality, and the scientific process to answer their own questions about this wacky world.
We hope you enjoy reading their work as much as we have.