From February-April, 2021, HCDSB students participated in the Bay Area Science and Engineering Fair (BASEF), an annual competition for students to explore their interests in the fields of science, technology, engineering and math (STEM).

BASEF is open to all Grade 7 to 12 students from Hamilton, Halton Region, Haldimand County, Norfolk County and the County of Brant and Six Nations. The fair attracts over 500 students per year, with $300,000 worth of prizes awarded to those with the top science and engineering projects.

Through its affiliations, BASEF provides opportunities for students to compete at national and international levels. 

Regeneron International Science and Engineering Fair Winners

The following students were selected to represent HCDSB at the Regeneron International Science and Engineering Fair. Congratulations to:

  • Rylan Donohoe – St. Ignatius of Loyola Catholic Secondary School
  • Julia Seymour – St. Ignatius of Loyola Catholic Secondary School

Canada Wide Science and Engineering Fair Winners

The following students were selected to represent HCDSB at the Canada Wide Science and Engineering Fair. Congratulations to:

  • Brenton Wang- St. Andrew Catholic Elementary School 
  • Louis Low – Canadian Martyrs Catholic Elementary School  

Merit Award Winners

Gold, Silver and Bronze Merit Award winners receive the Mohawk College and Sheridan College Award of Excellence Tuition Scholarship and a $1000 entrance award. Congratulations to:

  • Matteo Capalbo – Our Lady of Victory Catholic Elementary School – Bronze Merit Award
  • Rylan Donohoe – St. Ignatius of Loyola Catholic Secondary School – Gold Merit Award
  • Louis Low – Canadian Martyrs Catholic Elementary School – Bronze Merit Award
  • Neng Li – St. Andrew Catholic Elementary School – Bronze Merit Award
  • Vanessa Perez – Our Lady of Victory Catholic Elementary School – Bronze Merit Award
  • Julia Seymour – St. Ignatius of Loyola Catholic Secondary School – Gold Merit Award
  • Brenton Wang – St. Andrew Catholic Elementary School – Silver Merit Award

Congratulations to all winners on such an amazing accomplishment! 

To see the full list of winners and their projects, including Special Award Winners, click here.