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CWSF 2016 - Montreal, Quebec

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My name is Meaghan MacKenzie and I am a grade eleven student at Southpointe Academy in Tsawwassen, BC. I was introduced to science fair when I was in grade seven at my school and over the years it has helped me explore ideas, problem solve and become a more confident speaker and presenter. Science fair has enriched my learning and allowed me to look beyond the classroom as well as influenced my career goals. I love choosing projects in the environmental field because I hope make a difference in the lives of people and the world we live in. Other than science fair, I am involved in debate, student council, and many sports including rowing, volleyball, running and swimming. In my free time, I love to take my dog for runs. I would encourage anyone to get involved with science fair because the learning process is invaluable , and the creative and critical thinking skills you develop are skills you will have for a lifetime!

Meaghan MacKenzie

Myriophyllum spicatum: A Threat To Habitat Biodiversity–An Invasive Species Pl
Region:South Fraser
City:Delta, BC
School:Southpointe Academy
Abstract:Eurasian watermilfoil (EWM) is an aggressive, aquatic invasive plant that can disrupt natural ecological processes and habitats. Containing, eradicating and controlling EWM would protect the biodiversity of Delta’s waterways. My project included mapping of EWM sites, water quality testing, sampling, 10-week aquarium studies, and a field study using a geotextile benthic barrier as a control measure to eradicate and prevent re-establishment and spread of EWM.

Awards Value
Canadian Stockholm Junior Water Prize
Sponsor: Canadian WEF Member Associations, the Canadian Water and Wastewater Association, and Jacobs
Challenge Award - Environment
Sponsor: Youth Science Canada
Excellence Award - Senior
Gold Medal
Sponsor: Youth Science Canada
Dalhousie University Faculty of Science Entrance Scholarship
Senior Gold Medallist - $5000 Entrance Scholarship
Sponsor: Dalhousie University, Faculty of Science
$5 000.00
UBC Science (Vancouver) Entrance Award
Senior Gold Medallist - $4000 Entrance Scholarship
Sponsor: The University of British Columbia (Vancouver)
$4 000.00
University of Manitoba Entrance Scholarship
Senior Gold Medallist - $5000 Entrance Scholarship
Sponsor: University of Manitoba
$5 000.00
University of Ottawa Entrance Scholarship
Senior Gold Medallist - $4,000 Entrance Scholarship
Sponsor: University of Ottawa
$4 000.00
Western University Scholarship
Gold Medallist - $4000 Entrance Scholarship
Sponsor: Western University
$4 000.00
Total$22 550.00