A student from Salluit wins two national prizes during the Canada-Wide Science Fair!
Montreal (May 26, 2014) From May 10 to 17, Jeannie Kakayuk Puxley was taking part in the 2014 Canada-Wide Science Fair, in Windsor, Ontario. The Canada-Wide Science Fair is a yearly event, which hosts the best 500 science students from secondary schools across Canada. We are particularly proud to announce that Jeannie won on that occasion two prestigious prizes for her scientific project on luminotherapy.
Jeannie received a bronze medal in the senior category (Secondary 5, CEGEP 1 and 2). She also won the Weizmann prize, which entitles her to a one-month stay in Israel where she will be working on an individual project, under the supervision of professional scientists.
Last March, Jeannie Kakayuk Puxley had won the first prize in her category at provincial level, during Quebec’s Aboriginal Science Fair (Wendake, Qc).
A provincial champion, she had then been invited to represent the “Aboriginal Québec Autochtone” region at national level, by participating in the Canada-Wide Science Fair in Windsor, Ontario, from May 10 to 17, 2014.
Our congratulations to Jeannie for her sustained efforts and the perseverance that she demonstrated!
The Kativik School Board (KSB) was created in 1975, under the James Bay and Northern Quebec Agreement. Since 1978, it has been the exclusive provider of academic services to the Nunavik population. Education programs developed by the KSB are offered in schools of the 14 Nunavik communities, in Inuktitut as first language and in French and English as second languages. More information at: www.kativik.qc.ca
The Quebec Aboriginal Science and Engineering Association (QASEA) is a non-profit organization whose mission is to promote sciences and engineering to Aboriginal youth attending school in First Nations and Inuit Communities in Quebec. QASEA achieves its mission through the Aboriginal Science Fair Program. More information at: www.asfquebec.ca
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