Thousands of students across Canada developed STEM projects this year, but most regional science fairs in March/April and the 2020 Canada-Wide Science Fair in May were cancelled. On May 4, YSC launched an online fair to encourage grade 7-12 students to share their projects and fuel their journey of discovery and curiosity. Each project features a one-minute video, images and brief text segments explaining their work. Home learning for visiting students is supported by student and teacher guides.
For over 35 years, Reni has engaged youth through STEM. A national and international award-winning educator, he focused on inquiry, interdisciplinary approaches and project-based science, which led to extensive involvement and leadership with regional and national science fairs in Canada. In 2002, after 5 years as a school principal, he was recruited to be the Executive Director of Youth Science Canada. He also serves as a vice-president of MILSET and president of MILSET North America (Noram).