Five inspirational youth receive national award for leadership in STEAM

by ahnationtalk on May 25, 2022189 Views

OTTAWA, ON, May 25, 2022 – Ingenium is thrilled to recognize five inspirational youth who have made positive changes in their community using science, technology, engineering, arts and mathematics (STEAM).

The winners of the 2022 Ingenium-NSERC STEAM Horizon Awards are:

  • Ispeeta Ahmed – Antigonish, Nova Scotia
  • Sarvnaz Ale Mohammad – Richmond Hill, Ontario
  • Jaityn LaBelle – Calgary, Alberta
  • Kiana Mercredi – Winnipeg, Manitoba
  • Avery Parkinson – Ottawa, Ontario

Full profiles on the award winners can be found here.

From mentoring others in robotics, to authoring research papers on environmental issues, or developing nationally-recognized science fair projects, these teens are innovators and leaders.

The Ingenium-NSERC STEAM Horizon Awards help set the stage for a new generation of Canadian innovators to excel in the STEAM fields. Each winner in the national prize program is awarded $25,000 to go towards their post-secondary education in a STEAM field at a Canadian university, college or CÉGEP. Two of these awards are exclusively given to Indigenous students.

These awards are made possible by a consortium of partners, including the Ingenium Foundation, the Natural Sciences and Engineering Research Council of Canada (NSERC), Indspire, Lockheed Martin, and Syncrude.

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“Each year I am astounded with the ingenuity and passion of these students. Supporting the creativity, leadership, and innovation of our youth will have a direct impact on our future which is why Ingenium is so proud to recognize these five incredible students.”

– Christina Tessier, President and CEO, Ingenium

“NSERC is a proud partner of the Ingenium-NSERC STEAM Horizon Awards because we know the future of Canadian science and engineering is in the hands of outstanding young people. The remarkable students we’re celebrating today have shown ingenuity, ambition, and leadership – the qualities of individuals who go on to change lives and communities for the better through their vision and hard work. On behalf of the Natural Sciences and Engineering Research Council of Canada, congratulations to each of this year’s winners of the Ingenium-NSERC STEAM Horizon Awards.”

– Danika Goosney, Vice-President, Research Grants and Scholarships, the Natural Sciences and Engineering Research Council of Canada (NSERC)


Media Contact

Philippe Tremblay
Ingenium – Canada’s Museums of Science and Innovation


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