Quebec Aboriginal Science and Engineering Association (QASEA)
We are a not-for-profit organization whose mission is to promote sciences and engineering to Aboriginal youth attending school in First Nations and Inuit Communities in Quebec. QASEA achieves its mission through the Aboriginal Science Fair Program.
The Quebec Aboriginal Science Fair Program includes seven activities:
The provincial final of the ASF – Quebec
This annual event is held in a Quebec Aboriginal Community since 1998.
Participation at the Canada-Wide Science Fair (CWSF)
An annual event organized by Youth Science Canada, up to four high school level winners of the provincial final of the ASF-Quebec can represent the “Quebec Aboriginal Autochtone” region at the CWSF.
These Youth science Canada's Smarter Science workshops train teachers from First Nations and Inuit communities in guiding their students for science fairs.
Mentorship for Teachers
This mentorship, offered by McGill University, is to help teachers coach their students with their scientific projects.
Mentorship for Students
This cybermentorship program offered by Réseau CDLS-CLS, is to help students with their scientific projects.
Immersion Prize Coordination
The immersion prize, given by Université du Québec, offers a visit of one of its campus to winners of the secondary 4-5 category.
Scientific Development Prize Coordination
The scientific development prize, given by Unversité du Québec, offers a school that did exceptionnaly well at the QASF, 1500$ of scientific material and the visit of a UQ scientist in their community.