Canada Wide Science Fair 2019 in Fredericton Congratulations Team Thames Valley

Canada Wide Science Fair 2019 in Fredericton
Congratulations Team Thames Valley

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Registration for the 2020 Fair will open on 15 January 2020.


Andrew Hrymak
Provost and Vice-President (Academic), Western University

Joanne Vanderheyden, Mayor of Strathroy-Caradoc
To support, encourage & operate activities that promote the advancement of science and technology among students of all ages and abilities: to benefit both the educational systems and the community in general.
Canada Wide Science Fair 2019 in Fredericton
Congratulations Team Thames Valley
2 Gold Medals 4 Silver Medals 3 Bronze Medals 2 Challenge Awards 2 Special Awards
Team Thames Valley 2019

Matthew Zhou: Silver Medal, University Scholarships: Dalhousie $2500, New Brunswick $2500, Ottawa $2000, UBC $2000, Western: $2000
Shayan Mahmood; DeepWave: Cardiac Arrhythmia Diagnosis Using a Deep Learning ECG System; Silver Medal; University Scholarship: Western $2000.
James Iansavitchous: B-ALL Leukemia Treatment: Exploiting Dependency on ROS to Prevent Proliferation; Bronze Medal; University of Ottawa Undergraduate Research Scholarship Award; University Scholarships: Ottawa $1000, Western $1000.
Sarah Chun: Effect of COX-1 Inhibition on Tumour Organoids Using SC-560; Silver Medal; University Scholarships: Dalhousie $2500, New Brunswick $2500, Ottawa $2000, UBC $2000, Western: $2000
Áine Pucchio: A Pineapple a Day Keeps the Doctor Away – It’s Not So Difficile; Bronze Medal; University Scholarships: Ottawa $1000, Western $1000.
Tori Chen: Gene Therapy: A Treatment for Diabetic Cardiomyopathy; Gold Medal; Challenge Award – Health Senior; University Scholarships: Dalhousie $5000 Manitoba $5000, New Brunswick $5000, Ottawa $4000, UBC $4000, Western: $4000
Anika Garg: Developing a Self-Sensing Actuator for Use in Wearable Rehabilitation Devices; Bronze Medal; University Scholarships: Ottawa $1000, Western $1000.
Amal Aziz: Smart Photo-Active Trojan Horse Nanoparticle for Alzheimer’s Vascular Therapy; Gold Medal; University Scholarships: Dalhousie $5000 Manitoba $5000, New Brunswick $5000, Ottawa $4000, UBC $4000, Western: $4000
Luciana Tudor: Earth on Fire.
Etienne Joulin: Identification of Genetic Similarities between Parasites and Hosts Using CGR; Silver Medal ; Challenge Award – Discovery Intermediate; Statistical Society of Canada and Biostatistics Section Award Intermediate; University Scholarships: Dalhousie $2500, New Brunswick $2500, Ottawa $2000, UBC $2000, Western: $2000;

TVSEF 2019:
What a great fair!
Thank you to everyone who was a participant, parent, judge, volunteer and supporter!
To see the fair results and pictures, click here.
We hope to see you next year at our big 50th event!

Congratulations Waleed Sawan on winning one of five STEAM Horizon Awards
Congratulations Danish Mahmood on winning the prestigious Weston Innovation Award
He has also been selected as one of 33 Global Teen Leaders from 14 countries
Congratulations Team Thames Valley 2018
Outstanding Results at the CWSF in Ottawa
1 Gold Medal 3 Bronze Medals 2 Special Awards
Team Thames Valley 2018

Matthew Zhou – From Brain to Heart: Complications following Insular Ischemic Stroke – Bronze Medal; Canadian Society for Clinical Chemists Award $1000; University Scholarships: Carleton $1000; Ottawa $1000; Western $1000.
David Wu – The Efficacy of Cancer Chemotherapy Combinations with Cranberry Extract – Bronze Medal; University Scholarships: Carleton $1000; Ottawa $1000; Western $1000.
Seoyoon Kim – Viability Duration of Chemically Fluoresced Red Blood Cells
Jack Christensen – Optimizing Mutation Rates for Genetic Algorithms
Kavin Satheeskumar – Blown Away – Bronze Medal; University Scholarship: Western $1000
Anika Garg – A Novel Water Filtration System Using Natural Materials
Aine Pucchio – E.A.R.T.H.: Environmental Alternatives — Reducing Textile Harm
Lillian Hartley – Saving Ontario Waters
Amal Aziz- A Switchable, Dual-Functioning Trojan Horse for Alzheimer’s Disease Phototherapy – Gold Medal – Youth Can Innovate Award – $1000 ; University Scholarships: Carleton: $4000; Dalhousie: $5000; Manitoba: $5000; Ottawa: $4000; UBC: $4000; Western – $4000;
Wid Alshaikh – Sitting or Standing — Does It Really Matter?

ISEF 2018.
Congratulations to Danish Mahmood who won a Second Award of $1500 and Waleed Sawan who won a Third Award of $1000 and a Qatar Foundation, Research & Development award of $1000 at ISEF, the Olympics Games of the science fair world.

TVSEF 2018
Thank you to everyone: participants, sponsors/donors, judges and other volunteers. It was an amazing event as usual.
Full results and pictures can be viewed here.
If you won an award, but have not received it yet, please send an email to

Danish Mahmood from London won first prize at the European Union Contest for Young Scientists in Tallinn Estonia on 26 September 2017. Congratulations Danish.
Danish Mahmood receives First Prize at EUCYS
Robert-Jan Smits (Director General, Research & Innovation, European Commission), Kersti Kaljulaid (President of Estonia), Danish Mahmood (Canada), Attila Borics (President of the Jury). 146 young scientists from 38 countries participated. Watch the video.

Dennis Krasnov from London was one of nine students from the Canada Wide Science Fair invited to attend the Prime Minister’s Science Fair in Ottawa on Tuesday 26 September 2017.
Dennis Krasnov explains his project.
Dennis explains his project to the Prime Minister Justin Trudeau, Mona Nemur, Chief Science Advisor, Kristy Duncan, Minister of Science, and Art MacDonald, Nobel Laureate.
Congratulations Team Thames Valley 2017
Outstanding Results at the CWSF in Regina

1 Platinum Award 4 Gold Medals 1 Silver Medal 4 Bronze Medals
Team Thames Valley 2017

Áine Pucchio – Reflections on Climate Change – Environmental Choices for Urban Roofs;
Matthew Zhou – Neuroprotective Effect of Indomethacin against Glutamate Induced Excitotoxicity – Gold Medal; University Scholarship
David Wu – Sensitizing Human Tumour Cells to Cancer Drugs with Cranberry Flavonoids – Silver Medal, University Scholarship
Waleed Sawan – Drip – A Precision Agriculture System for the Developing World – Bronze Medal, University scholarship
Andrew Benn – Magnetic Fields and Fluid Flow; Bronze Medal, University Scholarship
Kavisha Dayarathna – Spices are Key to be Kidney Stone Free – Bronze Medal, University Scholarship
Danish Mahmood – W.I.N.I.T.S. (Wireless Interconnected Non-Invasive Triage System); Platinum Award for best junior project, Gold Medal, Innovation Challenge Award, S.M. Blair Award, Youth Can Innovate Award, University Scholarship.
Dennis Krasnov – Artificial Neural Network for Autonomous Driving – Gold Medal, Information Challenge Award, International Summer School for Young Physicists Award, 5 University Scholarships.
Melanie Jonnalagadda – Glucose-Induced Expression of Endothelin1 & its Relation to Diabetic Retinopathy – Bronze Medal, 2 university scholarships.
Amal Aziz – Developing a Trojan Horse to Treat Alzheimer’s Disease – Gold Medal, Innovation Challenge Award, Youth Can Innovate Award, University Scholarship
Photo Credit: Lubna Mahmood.

More photos taken at the CWSF 2017.

Wavefront Internet of Things Summit 2017
Wavefront Summit Conference

Waleed Sawan, Danish Mahmood, Reni Barlow and Amanda Lang.

Friday 24 – Sunday 26 March 2017
Thank you to everyone for another great fair!
You can find the 2017 results here.

Team Thames Valley at the Canada Wide Science Fair 2016
CWSF 2016
Shirley Liu – Engineering gene vectors for long-term tracking of cell fate in animals with bioluminescence imaging
Susan Lindsay – Delegate
Nancy Liu – The role of Panx3 and CCN1 in intervertebral disc health in mice
Sascha Bodak – Generating Musical Accompaniment Using Machine Learning. Gold Medal; Senior Information Challenge Award; 5 University Entrance Scholarships
Aoife Pucchio – Styrofoam – A Problem We Need to (dis)-Solve. Gold Medal; Manning Innovation Achievement Award; Manning Young Canadian Innovation Award; 5 University Entrance Scholarships
Tori Chen – Sugar Science. Bronze Medal; Western University Entrance Scholarship
Matt Skelton – Phantom Sensations
Amal Aziz – Use of Microbial Proteins as Industrial Biotechnology Hosts to Treat Epilepsy
Kelly MacAlpine – Delegate
David Wu – Turning LEDs Into Power: Considering if LED Power Generators are Possible
Jacob Ender – Phantom Sensations
Danish Mahmood – Efficiency Deficiency: Impact of Cervical Spine Curvature on Brain Efficiency using smart gadget
Caroline Whippey – National Judging Committee

Libro Credit Union Supports TVSEF Outreach Programs
Libro Presentation
Libro Credit Union has chosen the Thames Valley Science & Engineering Fair for a grant of $5000 in support of our outreach programs. We are so grateful and honoured for this significant recognition.

CWSF 2015
Team Thames Valley
Every member of Team Thames Valley won a medal.
Kelly MacAlpine – Delegate
Carl Shen (A.B. Lucas SS) – Bronze Medal: “Machine Learning Based Smart Bed Monitoring System”
Sascha Bodak (A.B. Lucas SS)-Bronze Medal: “Predictive Perception Networks: Temperature Forecasting Using Machine Learning”
Dan Alferov (A.B. Lucas SS) – Gold Medal; Manning Young Canadian Innovation Award; Senior Discovery Award: “Using the Perception of Facial Emotions to Aid in Diagnosis of Mood Disorders”
Sarah DeWeerd (A.B. Lucas SS) – Bronze Medal: “The Effect of Playing a Musical Instrument on One’s Memory Capacity”
Gary Shen (A.B. Lucas SS)- Bronze Medal: “Machine Learning Based Smart Bed Monitoring System”
Don McLeod – Delegate
Jessie MacAlpine – Alumna and Volunteer
Caroline Whippey, Registrar and National Judging Committee
David Wu (Orchard Park) – Silver Medal: “Disappearing Monarchs: 7 Years of Study, One Shocking Fact”
Hannah Vanderzwet (Orchard Park) – Silver Medal: “The Magic of Mustard”
Waleed Sawan (Jeanne Sauvé) – Gold Medal: “Every Drop Counts – An Intelligent Farming System”
SeonHo Jang (A.B. Lucas SS) – Bronze Medal: Correlation between tissue changes & back pain in a mouse model of intervertebral disc degeneration
Marie Floryan (A.B. Lucas SS) – Bronze Medal: “Development of Assistive Technology for Recovery from ACL Injury”

Congratulations on a wonderful performance by everyone. We are so proud of you.

TVSEF 2015
View the results
View the pictures
Forty Five Years of Success
Smiles at the Awards Ceremony
Smiles at the Awards Ceremony

See where your science project can take you

Alumna Jessie MacAlpine with Prime Minister Stephen Harper and Bill Gates.

TVSEF 2014

CWSF 2014
Team TVSEF 2014Don McLeod (Delegate) David Wu, David Kim, Gary Shen, Mohamad Kadri, Waleed Sawan, Carl Shen, Aleksa Bjelogrlic, Victor Ling, Sasha Bodak, SeonHo Jang, Kelly MacAlpine (Delegate)

Silver Medals: Sascha, SeonHo, Victor, and Waleed.
Bronze Medals: Carl & Gary, Aleksa and Mohamed.
International Geoscience & Remote Sensing Award and the Challenge Discovery Award: Victor
Challenge Resources Award: Carl & Gary
Trip to Australia: Mohamed
The two Davids represented us wonderfully.
Danila Alferov

Danila Alferov

Danila Alferov attended the Intel International Science & Engineering Fair in Los Angeles CA. He won the Psi Chi, The International Honor Society in Psychology First Award.

Jessie Macalpine

Jessie Macalpine

Jessie MacAlpine, now an Alumna, was selected as one of Canada’s Top Twenty Under Twenty.

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“We need to teach our kids that it’s not just the winner of the Super Bowl who deserves to be celebrated, but the winner of the science fair. We need to teach them that success is not a function of fame or PR, but of hard work and discipline.” President Obama, State of the Union Address 25 January 2011
The first London District Science & Technology Fair was held in the Faculty of Education building in 1971. Our name was modernized to the Thames Valley Science & Engineering Fair in 2013. We will hold our 49th Science Fair there in April 2019.

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