Students urged to experience Hydro-Québec Science Fairs

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MONTRÉAL-  – The Réseau Technoscience has officially launched the 2016–2017 Hydro-Québec Science Fairs, all across Québec. Students at every school in the province are invited to be part of the Science Fairs adventure and the various rounds of competition: the local, regional and Québec finals, the Canada-Wide Science Fair, and even the international finals!

From left to right: Mr. André Doré, Executive Assistant, Directorate of succession development, the Ministry of Economy, Science and Innovation, Nathalie Beaudry, president of Network Technoscience, Luc Langevin, spokesman National science Fair Hydro-Québec and Mr. Réal Laporte, honorary president of Expo-sciences Hydro-Québec and President of Hydro-Québec Innovation, equipment and shared services, CEO of the energy Corporation James Bay – Credit: Jacinthe-Lory Bazinet (CNW Group / Network Technoscience)

Illusionist Luc Langevin, Hydro-Québec Science Fairs spokesperson, and Réal Laporte, Honorary Chair of the Hydro-Québec Science Fairs, who is President of Hydro-Québec Innovation, équipement et services partagés as well as President and CEO of Société d’énergie de la Baie James, were on hand to speak to the invited guests.

“It gives me great pleasure to invite young people everywhere to embark on the Hydro-Québec Science Fairs adventure,” Mr. Langevin said. “The simplest of ideas can be the spark for a science project that will open the door to a memorable shared human experience! From the local final at your school to the regional and Québec finals, each level of competition holds the promise of unforgettable surprises, exchanges and encounters. And it all starts right now, in your school.”

Hydro-Québec is associated with Expo-sciences and encouragse the 15,000 talented students who take part in the competition every year. As a partner of this event for over 25 years now, we are proud to reiterate our commitment for the next three years,” said Réal Laporte, President of Hydro-Québec’s Innovation, équipement et services partagés division and President and CEO of the Société d’énergie de la Baie James.

Win a visit to your local final by Luc Langevin!

All teachers taking part in the Science Fairs program with their students are eligible to enter the Réseau Technoscience contest for a chance to win a very special visit to their local final by Luc Langevin on Monday, December 12. During his visit, Mr. Langevin will chat with students who are in the process of preparing their projects.

“For the past five years, I’ve been discovering students’ projects at the Science Fair regional and Québec finals. This year, I’ll be getting a look at them right at the beginning. So I’m looking forward to the opportunity to see even more amazing ideas and fascinating projects!” Mr. Langevin said enthusiastically.

Benefit performance by Luc Langevin

The Science Fairs Alumni Community, supported by Merck, is pleased to invite everyone who believes in encouraging the next generation of scientists to a benefit performance by Luc Langevin on Thursday, February 23, 2017, with proceeds going to the Science Fairs. The show will take place at Salle Pierre-Mercure of Centre Pierre-Péladeau in Montréal. To reserve tickets or for more information, visit All funds raised will help ensure more young people have access to the Science Fairs competitions.

he Hydro-Québec Science Fairs are organized by Réseau Technoscience and made possible with support from presenting partner Hydro-Québec. They also receive financial support from the Ministère de l’Économie, de la Science et de l’Innovation du Québec, through its NovaScience program, as well as backing from major national partners including Merck Canada Inc., which supports the Science Fairs’ Experimentation category of projects, Alcoa Foundation, and Publications BLD (publishers of Les Explorateurs, Les Débrouillards and Curium), the media partner of the Hydro-Québec Science Fairs.

About Réseau Technoscience

Réseau Technoscience and its regional organizations are present throughout Québec with the goal of fostering interest in science and technology among young people aged 4 to 20. Through their programs and activities, they promote emergence of the next generation of scientists as well as support science and technology teaching via a concrete approach. Réseau Technoscience offers the following programs, among others: the Science Fairs, the Junior Tech Challenge and the Défi génie inventif, the Club des Débrouillards, and Les Innovateurs à l’école. The network also distributes several science teaching-support kits and activities in primary and secondary schools.

About the NovaScience program

This program is designed to improve the understanding of science and technology by youth and the public at large as well as to promote the emergence of new generation of professionals in these fields– CNW Telbec

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