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2016 4-H Canada Science Fair

SF16 Finalists Photo

4-H Canada is thrilled to announce the winners of our inaugural 4-H Canada Science Fair, selected by our panel of 12 judges. Four winners, representing three projects will move on to the Canada-Wide Science Festival held this upcoming May 15 through 20, 2016 in Montreal, QC.


  • Signe Caswell, Nova Scotia – Yogurt
  • Neleah Lavoie, PEI / Megan Downe, PEI - Reward vs. Punishment – Which is the better motivator?
  • Michael Jones, Ontario - Soil Your Undies

The 4-H Canada Science Fair took place March 3-6 at Dalhousie University Agricultural Campus in Truro, NS, with 17 talented finalists representing eight provinces. A total of 12 projects were presented, ranging in topics from agriponics to baseball pitches to bean seeds. 

Each of the 17 finalists were excellent ambassadors for their provincial associations, not just as young scientists, but as leaders, eager to learn and connect with one another. Thanks to Dalhousie Agricultural Campus, these 4-H’ers had the opportunity to explore their interests in Science & Technology and gain insights onto the important role that Science & Technology plays in Canadian agriculture through workshops, experiential learning and other interactive activities. To view photos from this year’s Science Fair, click here.


  • A.J. Porohowski, British Colombia - Agriponics and the Quest for Food Security
  • Brooke Ferguson, Alberta / Doug Sroka, Saskatchewan - Do Cell Phones Affect Reaction Time?
  • Emily Taylor, Alberta / Sharman Bigler, Alberta - Is it more important to learn to carry a tune or hit a ball?
  • Shayla Preston, Saskatchewan - EIA and HIV – How They are Closely Related
  • Hashim Farooq, Manitoba - Powerless Phone Case
  • Leila Robinson, Manitoba / Ethan Tiel, Manitoba - Boyle’s Revolution
  • Luc Perreault, Manitoba - Spin It to Win It
  • Michael Jones, Ontario - Soil Your Undies
  • Ryley Keenan, Quebec / Noah Enright, Quebec - Drink ‘Till You Rot
  • Chase DeViller, Nova Scotia - Bean Seed Storage
  • Signe Caswell, Nova Scotia - Yogurt
  • Neleah Lavoie, PEI / Megan Downe, PEI - Reward vs. Punishment – Which is the better motivator?

Finalists on judging day (photo)

4-H Canada Science Fair finalists will also have a chance to meet with their peers, exchange ideas and take part in activities and workshops that foster their knowledge and interest in Science & Technology. Thanks to our hosting partner, Dalhousie University Agricultural Campus, these 4-H’ers will also have a chance to explore Science & Technology at the post-secondary level and gain insight into the important role Science & Technology plays in agriculture here in Canada.


About Dalhousie University Agricultural Campus

Located just outside Truro in Bible Hill, Nova Scotia, Dalhousie’s Faculty of Agriculture is home to a working farm, almost 1,000 acres of research fields, gardens and greenhouses and is built on a proud history of industry-leading education and research since 1905.

The campus offers unique programs that combine the core disciplines of agricultural sciences with business management and innovative technology. Small class sizes and friendly atmosphere provide the perfect environment for high-quality learning, networking and friendships that last beyond graduation. This campus is a place of teaching excellence where friendships and agricultural skills are nurtured.

Watch the Dalhousie Faculty of Agriculture's YouTube video here to learn more about the campus and programs offered.

Thank you to our generous Science & Technology partners listed below. For more information about 4-H Canada National Partners and Sponsors click here.                                               

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