OTTAWA, May 7, 2018 – Ingenium – Canada’s Museums of Science and Innovation, along with its partners, is pleased to announce the five winners of the 2018 STEAM Horizon Awards. This prize program celebrates the important contributions of Canada’s youth in the STEAM fields: science, technology, engineering, arts, and mathematics. Each youth is awarded $25 000 to go towards their post-secondary education.

This year’s winners are:

Cassidy Blanchard
Meadows, Newfoundland and Labrador

Ella Chan
Victoria, British Columbia

Kayley Ting
Richmond Hill, Ontario

Maya Mikutra-Cencora
L’Île-Bizard, Quebec

Shaye Anne Pierson
Coalhurst, Alberta

Full profiles on the award winners can be found here.

Each winner will travel to Ottawa to receive their award at a ceremony to be held on May 15, 2018 at the new Canada Science and Technology Museum. The ceremony will include top government officials, representatives from the corporate community and high school students.

Quick Facts

The 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, Indspire, Vintage Wings of Canada and Lockheed Martin. This marks the second annual STEAM Horizon Awards.


Howard Fremeth
NATIONAL Public Relations

William McRae
Ingenium – Canada’s Museums of Science and Innovation

About Ingenium – Canada’s Museums of Science and Innovation

Launched in June 2017, Ingenium is a new national brand established to preserve and share Canada’s story of scientific and technological heritage. This corporate brand, which celebrates ingenuity, encompasses three national institutions—the Canada Agriculture and Food Museum, the Canada Aviation and Space Museum, and the Canada Science and Technology Museum. Under the Ingenium brand, these three museums are places where the past meets the future, with spaces where visitors can learn and explore, play, and discover. Ingenium also has an eye to the future with a state-of-the-art Collections Conservation Centre under construction, digital and social media platforms, and travelling national and international exhibitions to educate, entertain and engage audiences across Canada and around the world. For more, visit: