2022 Ingenium-NSERC STEAM Horizon Award Winners

Ingenium – Canada’s Museum’s of Science and Innovation is pleased to announce the winners of the 2022 STEAM Horizon Awards.

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2022 Winners / Lauréats 2022

INGENIUM-NSERC STEAM HORIZON AWARDS

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2022 Winner / Lauréate 2022

Ispeeta Ahmed

Antigonish, Novia Scotia / Antigonish, Nouvelle-Écosse

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As a Teen Ambassador for Canada Learning Code I promote computer science.

À titre d’adolescente ambassadrice de Canada en programmation, je fais la promotion de l’informatique.

Ispeeta Ahmed

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I also mentor middle school kids and introduce all grade nine girls to robotics.

Je mentore des élèves du cycle intermédiaire et fais découvrir la robotique aux filles inscrites en neuvième année.

Ispeeta Ahmed

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My website merges computer science and social activism.

Mon site Web combine l’informatique et l’activisme social.

Ispeeta Ahmed

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My low-cost radon detector earned the Nova Scotia Institute of Science Medallion and Nova Scotia Engineers Award.

Mon site Web combine l’informatique et l’activisme social. Mon détecteur de radon à moindre coût m’a valu une médaille du Nova Scotian Institute of Science et un prix de Nova Scotia Engineers.

Ispeeta Ahmed

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I will be attending Dalhousie University as a Schulich Leader in Engineering.

J’étudierai en génie à l’Université Dalhousie en tant que récipiendaire d’une bourse Schulich Leader.

Ispeeta Ahmed

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Ispeeta Ahmed

Instagram: @ispeeta.ahmed

LinkedIn: @ispeetaahmed

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Jai LaBelle

Calgary, Alberta

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I’m a member of the Alberta Metis Nation and a champion for women and Indigenous youth in STEAM.

Je suis membre de la Nation métisse de l’Alberta et une championne pour la cause des femmes et des jeunes autochtones dans le domaine des STIAM.

Jai LaBelle

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I’m active with Reach for the Top, Diversity and Indigenous clubs.

Je suis une membre impliquée des clubs autochtones, de diversité et Reach for the Top.

Jai LaBelle

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My passion for Physics and Math led me to combine hoop dancing to work with educators to begin the reconciliation process of those curricula through movement and storytelling.

Ma passion pour la physique et les mathématiques m’ont amenée à faire appel à mes talents en danse du cerceau pour travailler avec des éducateurs pour entamer le processus de réconciliation de ces curriculums par la danse et la mise en récit.

Jai LaBelle

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I will study kinesiology at the University of Alberta.J’étudierai la kinésiologie à l’Université de l’Alberta.

Jai LaBelle

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Jai LaBelle

Instagram: @28_dino

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Kiana Mercredi

Winnipeg, Manitoba

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My lead contamination assessment of the soil of my community contributed to provincial knowledge about soils in Winnipeg.

Mon évaluation de la contamination par le plomb du sol de ma communauté a contribué aux connaissances provinciales des sols de Winnipeg.

Kiana Mercredi

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I enjoy making a difference including helping to build a multi-faith prayer room at my school, leading a moccasin-making workshop for educators, and bringing Indigenous perspectives to our virtual Remembrance Day ceremony.

J’aime faire la différence, notamment en aidant à construire une salle de prière multiconfessionnelle à mon école, en dirigeant un atelier de fabrication de mocassins pour les éducateurs et en apportant des perspectives autochtones à notre cérémonie virtuelle du jour du Souvenir.

Kiana Mercredi

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I hope to inspire future leaders through my passion for STEAM.

J’espère que ma passion pour les STIAM inspirera les leaders de demain.

Kiana Mercredi

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Kiana Mercredi

Instagram: @k.mercredi

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Sarvnaz Ale Mohammad

Richmond Hill, Ontario

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I co-founded ConchShell, a wearable ASL translator. Je suis la co-inventrice de ConchShell, un dispositif portable de traduction en langue des signes.

Sarvnaz Ale Mohammad

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I directed youth organizations Operation Medical School Toronto, the Global Spotlight Toronto, and the Social Justice Council and Debate Society at school.

J’ai été à la tête de groupes jeunesse, notamment Operation Medical School Toronto, Global Spotlight Toronto, ainsi que du conseil de la justice sociale et du club de débat de mon école.

Sarvnaz Ale Mohammad

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I worked to increase access to STEAM and post-secondary resources.

Je travaille à élargir l’accès aux ressources dans le domaine des STIAM et au postsecondaire.

Sarvnaz Ale Mohammad

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I will continue to use my passion for STEAM to innovate and combine technology and social justice to advance social good.

J’espère continuer à vivre ma passion pour les STIAM afin d’innover et de combiner la technologie et la justice sociale pour faire avancer le bien commun.

Sarvnaz Ale Mohammad

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Sarvnaz Ale Mohammad

Instagram: @sarvenaz_ale

Linkedin: @sarvnaz-ale

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Avery Parkinson

Ottawa, Ontario

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I’m Executive Director of Cellular Agriculture Canada and co-founder of Cellular Agriculture Student Enthusiasts – an international group encouraging high school curiosity and involvement in the field.

Je suis la directrice générale de Cellular Agriculture Canada et la cofondatrice du Cellular Agriculture Student Enthusiasts, un groupe international dont le but est de susciter la curiosité et l’implication des dans le domaine.

Avery Parkinson

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As a gold medalist at the Canada Wide Science Fair, my bioinformatics project sought to determine the genes responsible for bovine myocyte differentiation.

Médaillé d’or à l’Expo-sciences pancanadienne, mon projet de bio-informatique visait à identifier les gènes responsables de la différenciation des myocytes bovins.

Avery Parkinson

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I intend to continue my interest around building environmentally and socially sustainable food systems.

J’ai l’intention de poursuivre ma passion pour la création de systèmes alimentaires écologiquement et socialement durables.

Avery Parkinson

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Ispeeta Ahmed

Antigonish, Nova Scotia

Ispeeta Ahmed is a grade 12 student in Antigonish, Nova Scotia, whose interest in STEAM began in grade nine, when she was the only girl on her school’s robotics team. After taking on a leadership position, she recruited more members than ever, 70% identifying as female and the team placed in the top 10 in the provincial competition–a first for her rural-placed school. Ispeeta is a Teen Ambassador for Canada Learning Code. She mentors middle school kids and is in charge of introducing grade nine girls to robotics. Ispeeta taught herself HTML/CSS then built (Connect 2 Change), a website designed to merge computer science and social activism that has had youth authors as contributors from the U.S., Canada, Pakistan, Mexico. Ispeeta’s latest science fair project was the creation of a low-cost radon detector that earned the Nova Scotia Institute of Science Medallion and Nova Scotia Engineers Award. In the Fall, Ispeeta will be attending Dalhousie University as a Schulich Leader in Engineering.

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Jai LaBelle

Calgary, Alberta

Jai LaBelle is a Grade 12 student at St. Francis High School in Calgary, Alberta.  She is a member of the Alberta Metis Nation with her roots in the northern Saskatchewan Metis Cree and Sioux communities.  She is a champion for women and Indigenous youth in STEAM-oriented fields and is an avid member of Reach for the Top, Diversity and Indigenous clubs at her school, as well as the school’s rugby and wrestling teams.  Her passion and interest in Physics and Math led her to use her hoop dancing talent to work with educators to begin the reconciliation process of Physic and Math curricula through movement and storytelling.  in Fall 2021, Jai will begin the next part of her journey at the University of Alberta’s Kinesiology Faculty with a focus on the Sciences and Education, hoping to continue her work with Indigenous youth and STEAM.

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Kiana Mercredi

Winnipeg, Manitoba

Kiana Mercredi is a grade 12 student at Daniel McIntyre Collegiate Institute in Winnipeg, Manitoba. This year she authored an academic research paper which involved a comprehensive lead contamination assessment in the soil of her community. She met with the local Member of the Legislative Assembly and worked alongside graduate students at the University of Manitoba, conducting pre-lab preparation of soil samples and pH testing. The results of her research will contribute to provincial knowledge about soils in Winnipeg. In addition to her passion for STEAM, she is also passionate about helping her community. She helped build a multi-faith prayer room at her school, led a moccasin-making workshop for educators, and brought Indigenous perspectives to her school’s virtual Remembrance Day ceremony.

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Sarvnaz Ale Mohammad

Richmond Hill, Ontario

Sarvnaz is a Grade 12 student attending St. Robert Catholic High School. After immigrating to Canada in 2017, she quickly discovered her passion for technology and social justice. She is the co-founder of ConchShell, a wearable American Sign Language translator that has won awards and funding in science and technology fairs across the country. She is also a leader in her school and community, directing youth organizations and her school’s Social Justice Council and Debate Society. She has also helped organize school-wide fundraisers, an Ontario-wide Hackathon, and various webinars focused on increasing access to STEAM and post-secondary resources. Sarvnaz hopes to continue using her passion for STEAM to innovate and combine technology and social justice to advance social good.

A young girl sitting with her head tilted to the side, hands on her knees and smiling, on a black background.

Avery Parkinson

Ottawa, Ontario

Ottawa, Ontario’s Avery Parkinson is the Executive Director of Cellular Agriculture Canada, which collaborates to establish a commercial regulatory framework for cell-based protein products and increase general understanding about the technology throughout Canada. She is also the co-founder of Cellular Agriculture Student Enthusiasts – an international group that aims to encourage high school curiosity and involvement in the field. She was awarded a gold medal at the Canada Wide Science Fair for her bioinformatics project, which sought to determine the genes responsible for bovine myocyte differentiation. Moving forward, Avery intends to continue her interest around building environmentally and socially sustainable food systems.