2019 OSC. Weston Youth Innovation Award Ceremony


Wednesday, June 26, 2019 8:18:00 PM

- Ontario Science Centre recognizes youth innovators from coast to coast at the Weston Youth Innovation Award ceremony on June 26.

(OSC) - On June 26, the Ontario Science Centre recognizes six inspiring young innovators from across Canada for the valuable work they are doing to make the world a better place—from protecting the environment to redesigning surgical tools. Established in 2008, the Weston Youth Innovation Award recognizes and supports young Canadians who apply science and technology creatively with the goal of making a positive difference.

2019 Weston Youth Innovation Award recipients

• Stella Bowles, Upper LaHave, Nova Scotia – $15,000
• Nicolas Fedrigo, Victoria, British Columbia – $8,500
• Riya Karumanchi, Burlington, Ontario– $3,500
• Jonathan Lévesque, Lévis, Québec – $3,500
• Jack Ceroni and Abdullah Hadi, Burlington, Ontario – $3,500

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About the The W. Garfield Weston Foundation

(uoguelph.ca) - The W. Garfield Weston Foundation is a private Canadian family foundation, established in the 1950’s by Willard Garfield Weston and his wife Reta. In 1924 Garfield inherited his father’s company and during his life established bakeries and other successful enterprises throughout Canada and in many parts of the world. Today, these businesses include the George Weston Limited and Loblaw Companies Limited, companies in food retailing, processing and distribution. The founders believed that as the funds are generated through the hard work and success of these Canadian companies, grants should be given in Canada for the benefit of Canadians. For three generations, The W. Garfield Weston Foundation has maintained a family tradition of supporting charitable organizations across Canada. Today the Foundation directs the majority of its funds to projects in the fields of land conservation, education, and science in Canada’s North.

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