Nunavik hosts the 2013 Quebec Aboriginal Science Fair under the theme “Building from the past towards the future”
KUUJJUAQ, Nunavik, Qc. (March 11, 2013) – The Quebec Aboriginal Science and Engineering Association (QASEA) and the Kativik School Board (KSB) are proud to announce that the 2013 Quebec Aboriginal Science Fair will be held on March 19 and 20, 2013, at the Jaanimmarik School in Kuujjuaq.
“This event represents a unique opportunity for aboriginal youth across the province to meet and exchange on their interest for sciences”, says Marc Lalande, President of QASEA.
From March 19 to 20, participants will present their scientific projects to judges. The teams having developed the best projects will be rewarded at a grand gala ceremony, to be held on March 20, 2013.
“The Aboriginal Fair is an important event; it can be instrumental in motivating our youth to pursue further their scientific interests through academic education”, declares Johnny Kasudluak, President of the KSB.
“With Stanley Vollant attending the Fair as a special guest, we also hope to inspire all participants to explore future career paths in science related areas”, adds Johnny Kasudluak.
At the fair, over a hundred aboriginal youth from elementary and secondary schools will compete for best project awards in their category. Among the winners from secondary schools, up to four students will be selected to represent the “Aboriginal Quebec Autochtone” region at the Canada-Wide Science Fair (May 2013, in Lethbridge, Alberta).
The Quebec Aboriginal Science Fair is organized every year in a different school. The school is selected among schools of Quebec’s First Nations and Inuit communities. The host school receives participants from all these communities and collaborates with QASEA to organize the event.
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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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
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For information or to interview the organizers or the winners of best project awards, please contact:
Public Relations Officer
Kativik School Board
Quebec Aboriginal Science and Engineering Association (QASEA)