Promoting National Excellence in Science for Youth Ages 12-15

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Junior Science Olympiad of Canada Mission


To provide top intermediate science students from across Canada the opportunity to enhance and test their theoretical and practical lab skills in Chemistry, Physics and Biology
To select the top 6 students to represent Canada at the International Junior Science Olympiad
To provide opportunities for global scientific collaboration for students 12 to 15 years old
To provide evidence and feedback on the relevance and quality of science education in Canada as compared to that in other IJSO participant countries
To connect the science curricula in the provinces and territories of Canada to real-world issues
To nurture girls' interest in STEM

National Coordinators


Jennifer Pitt-Lainsbury

B.A. B.Sc. B.Ed. M.A. M.B.A.

jpittlainsbury@jsoc.ca  

Marisca Vanderkamp

B.A.Sc. B.Ed.

mvanderkamp@jsoc.ca