OTTAWA, ON, May 26 2020 - Innovations in STEAM disciplines are intrinsically linked to key issues of our time. Now more than ever, fostering creativity, leadership, and innovation in our youth can have a direct impact on our future.
The Ingenium-NSERC Steam Horizon Awards are designed to help set the stage for a new generation of Canadian innovators to excel in the STEAM fields: science, technology, engineering, the arts, and mathematics.
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 or college.
The winners of the 2020 Ingenium-NSERC Steam Horizon Awards are:
- Sawsan Haider, Ontario
- Anjalee Narenthiren, Ontario
- Angéline Lafleur, Ontario
- Nicholas Flowers, Newfoundland and Labrador
- Katiya Gareau-Jones, Ontario
Full profiles on the award winners can be found here.
In lieu of the annual award ceremony and reception in Ottawa, ON, a digital ceremony took the form of a panel discussion.
Media are invited to reach out to arrange for interviews. Winners’ photos and video assets are also available upon request.
The Ingenium-NSERC STEAM Horizon Awards are made possible by a consortium of partners, including the Ingenium Foundation, Natural Sciences and Engineering Research Council of Canada (NSERC), Syncrude Canada Ltd., Indspire, and Lockheed Martin Canada.
Ingenium – Canada’s Museums of Science and Innovation
About Ingenium – Canada’s Museums of Science and Innovation
Ingenium celebrates the innovative spirit of Canadians by telling the stories of those who dared to think differently. Inspired by the power of ingenuity, Ingenium encompasses three national institutions: the Canada Agriculture and Food Museum, the Canada Aviation and Space Museum, and the Canada Science and Technology Museum. These three museums are places where the past meets the future, with spaces where visitors can learn and explore, play and discover. Ingenium continues to evolve — the brand new Ingenium Centre houses Canada’s science and technology collection, a research institute, and a digital innovation lab, all designed to protect priceless Canadian heritage artifacts for the benefit of many generations to come. Beyond the physical walls of its museums, Ingenium’s engaging digital content, outreach programs and travelling exhibitions serve to educate, entertain, and engage audiences across Canada and around the world.
NSERC invests over $1.2 billion each year in natural sciences and engineering research in Canada. Our investments deliver discoveries—valuable world-firsts in knowledge claimed by a brain trust of over 11,000 professors. Our investments enable partnerships and collaborations that connect the makers and users of discoveries. Research partnerships established by NSERC help inform research and development and solve scale-up challenges.
NSERC also provides scholarships and hands-on training experience for more than 30,000 post-secondary students and post-doctoral fellows. These young researchers will be the next generation of science and engineering leaders in Canada.