Congratulations to the team of students who represented the Greater Vancouver Region at the 2024 Canada-Wide Science Fair, hosted in Ottawa, Ontario, from May 25 to June 1.

A special congratulations to Team GVRSF members Ann Wang, Angela Cao, and Tanvir Mundra for achieving Best Discovery Project in-fair, Best Innovation Project in-fair, and Platinum for Best Project in the Intermediate division, respectively!

The following awards were announced on May 30 to students from the Greater Vancouver region:

Junior (Grade 7 – 8)

Aaron Bai | ChromaSight: Traffic Signal Assist – A novel machine learning model to detect traffic signals
Bronze Medal
$1000 – Western University Entrance Scholarship


Nara Harvey
| Using Deep Learning to Understand Endangered Orca Pregnancies
Gold Medal
$750 – The Beaty Centre for Species Discovery Award
$4000 – Western University Entrance Scholarship

Justin (Jiaxing) Guo | Plastic degradation through a novel Thermal Electro-Fenton System
Silver Medal
Challenge Award (Natural Resources)
$500 – deutraMed Chemistry and Innovation Award
$2000 – Western University Entrance Scholarship

Intermediate (Grade 9 – 10)

Jora Singh Nahal | DeviceABLE: A Novel Hands-Free Computing App for People with Disabilities
Gold Medal
Challenge Award (Digital Technology)
$750 – Youth Can Innovate Award
$5000 – Mount Allison University Entrance Scholarship
$4000 – Western University Entrance Scholarship

Dewey Liang | Gene Expression-Based Prediction of Chemotherapy Response with Machine Learning
Silver Medal
$4000 – Mount Allison University Entrance Scholarship
$2000 – Western University Entrance Scholarship

Tanvir Mundra | Reviving Resources: Harnessing Soap Nut Grey Water for Sustainable Plant Growth
Platinum Award (Discovery, Intermediate)
Gold Medal
$750 – Intact Climate Change Resilience Award
Challenge Award (Natural Resources)
Invitation to Taiwan International Science Fair
$5000 – Mount Allison University Entrance Scholarship
$4000 – Western University Entrance Scholarship

Senior (Grade 11 – 12)

Angela Cao | S2S: AI-Powered Translation Between Sign and Spoken Languages
Best Project (Innovation)
Gold Medal
Challenge Award (Digital Technology)
$1000 – Statistical Society of Canada Award
$4000 – University of British Columbia Entrance Scholarship
$4000 – Western University Entrance Scholarship
$4000 – University of Ottawa Entrance Scholarship
$5000 – Carleton University Entrance Scholarship
$5000 – Dalhousie University Entrance Scholarship
$5000 – Mount Allison University Entrance Scholarship
$5000 – University of Manitoba Entrance Scholarship
$5000 – University of New Brunswick Entrance Scholarship

Clare Wang, Bella Wang | A Substitute for Absorbent Layers in Menstrual Pads: Cocos Nucifera & Cannabis sativa L. Fiber
Bronze Medal
$1500 – Carleton University Entrance Scholarship
$3000 – Mount Allison University Entrance Scholarship
$1000 – Western University Entrance Scholarship
$1000 – University of Ottawa Entrance Scholarship

Veronica Guo | A Novel, Cost-Effective Biological Photovoltaic for Wastewater Treatment
Gold Medal
Challenge Award (Energy)
$1000 – Youth Can Innovate Award
$1000 – Hydrogen Optimized Green Energy Award
$1000 – Renewable Energy Award
$300 – Canadian Stockholm Junior Water Prize
$4000 – University of British Columbia Entrance Scholarship
$4000 – University of Ottawa Entrance Scholarship
$4000 – Western University Entrance Scholarship
$5000 – University of New Brunswick Entrance Scholarship
$5000 – University of Manitoba Entrance Scholarship
$5000 – Carleton University Entrance Scholarship
$5000 – Dalhousie University Entrance Scholarship
$5000 – Mount Allison University Entrance Scholarship

Jonathan Leung | Comparing Spider Diversity between 2 Farming Communities & Assessing Alpha,
Beta & Gamma Diversities
Bronze Medal
$1500 – Carleton University Entrance Scholarship
$3000 – Mount Allison University Entrance Scholarship
$1000 – Western University Entrance Scholarship
$1000 – University of Ottawa Entrance Scholarship

Tara Zhan | Design of a Hemiplegic Exoskeleton with an Automatic Control Strategy
Silver Medal
$1000 – Youth Can Innovate Award
$2500 – Carleton University Entrance Scholarship
$2500 – Dalhousie University Entrance Scholarship
$4000 – Mount Allison University Entrance Scholarship
$2500 – University of New Brunswick Entrance Scholarship
$2000 – Western University Entrance Scholarship
$2000 – University of Ottawa Entrance Scholarship

Justin Peng | Low-Cost AR-Enabled Eyewear for Dynamic 3D Spatial Speech Captioning for the
Hearing-Impaired
Silver Medal
$2500 – Carleton University Entrance Scholarship
$2500 – Dalhousie University Entrance Scholarship
$4000 – Mount Allison University Entrance Scholarship
$2500 – University of New Brunswick Entrance Scholarship
$2000 – Western University Entrance Scholarship
$2000 – University of Ottawa Entrance Scholarship

Flora Wang | Mass Spectrometry Imaging Metabolomics Reveals the Metabolic Spatial
Heterogeneity in Gastric Cancer
Bronze Medal
$1500 – Carleton University Entrance Scholarship
$3000 – Mount Allison University Entrance Scholarship
$1000 – Western University Entrance Scholarship
$1000 – University of Ottawa Entrance Scholarship

Viduni Siriwardana | Novel Nanoparticle Drug Treatment for Adult BCP-ALL Using In-Silico Modeling
$1000 – Sanofi Biogenius Canada Award

Ann Wang | Eradicating Cystic Fibrosis Biofilms by a Novel Non-Toxic, Multi-Pathway Salicylate
Therapy
Best Project (Discovery)
Gold Medal
Challenge Award (Disease and Illness)
$1000 – Canadian Society of Clinical Chemists Award
$4000 – University of British Columbia Entrance Scholarship
$4000 – Western University Entrance Scholarship
$4000 – University of Ottawa Entrance Scholarship
$5000 – Carleton University Entrance Scholarship
$5000 – Dalhousie University Entrance Scholarship
$5000 – Mount Allison University Entrance Scholarship
$5000 – University of Manitoba Entrance Scholarship
$5000 – University of New Brunswick Entrance Scholarship

A full list of the results can be found here.