Fredericton, NB – Seventy students from 13 regions throughout BC and the Yukon presented their projects in Fredericton, New Brunswick this week at the 58th Canada-Wide Science Fair (CWSF). At today's Awards Ceremony, BC and Yukon students received 140 awards and scholarships valued at $194,550 including 6 gold medals, 14 silver medals and 21 bronze medals! Among Team BC & Yukon’s Gold medal recipients are Daniel Kornylo of Gold River, BC and Bruce Porter of Whitehorse, YT.
Mr. Kornylo, a Grade 10 student at Gold River Secondary, is attending the CWSF for the third consecutive year. His award-winning project, titled The Development of a Research Tool to Improve Snake Husbandry, began from a simple desire to build a vivarium for his snake. Upon realizing the limitations of current vivarium technology, Kornylo designed and built his own vivarium with new heating, ventilation and lighting systems to improve the welfare of captive serpents. When asked about his Science Fair experience, Kornylo responded “it is a source of continual inspiration. My advice to students doing a science fair project is to try and solve a problem that you see in our world. Sometimes it is tough but never give up”.