University of Saskatchewan High School Physics Scholarship Competition

2019 Winners

The Department of Physics and Engineering Physics is pleased to announce the winners of the 2019 University of Saskatchewan High School Physics Competition.

32 High School students from 7 different high schools across the Province of Saskatchewan wrote a 90 minute examination on May 2, 2019. The competition is based on the Physics content in the Saskatchewan High School Physical Science 20 and Physics 30 curricula, and is composed by members of the Department of Physics and Engineering Physics at the University of Saskatchewan.

The standard of students entering this year's competition was once again very high. This is indicative of the quality of science instruction in Saskatchewan Schools and of the dedication of students who challenge themselves by entering competitions such as this.

First prize goes to: Mykyta Shvets and Yiping Xue of Saskatoon who attend Evan Hardy Collegiate.

Second prize goes to: Lingyi Mu of Saskatoon who attends Evan Hardy Collegiate.

Third prize goes to: Hannah Rajput of Saskatoon who attends Evan Hardy Collegiate.

The winners will receive scholarships of $250 for first prize, $150 for second prize, and $100 for third prize. The scholarships are awarded if the students enrol in any Physics, Engineering Physics or Astronomy class at the University of Saskatchewan any time in the next two years.

For their excellent performances, Honourable Mentions go to (in alphabetical order):

  • Sebastian Bundrock, Saskatoon, Evan Hardy Collegiate,
  • Alexander Mayhew, Saskatoon, Bishop James Mahoney High School,
  • Hirokazu Miyashita, Saskatoon, Evan Hardy Collegiate,
  • Yanfei Zhu, Saskatoon, Evan Hardy Collegiate.
The Department of Physics and Engineering Physics extends congratulations to all these students, our Saskatchewan Scientists, Engineers and Professionals of the future. Thanks go as well to the teachers who make it possible for their students to learn and compete.

A copy of this year's exam is available here.

Winners CAP High School Prize Examination

2019

The Department of Physics and Engineering Physics is pleased to announce the winners of the Saskatchewan division of the 2019 Canadian Association of Physicists High School Prize Examination.

First Prize of $250 goes to Paul Hughes, Rouleau who attends Rouleau School.

Equal Second prize of $125 goes to Amber Debnam, Churchbridge who attends Churchbridge Public School.

Equal Second prize of $125 goes to Alexander Mayhew, Saskatoon who attends Bishop James Mahoney High School.

A copy of the 2019 exam is available here: The 2019 CAP Exam

National Winners will be announced on the CAP website.

Announcing 2019 CAP High School Prize Examination and the University of Saskatchewan High School Physics Competition

CAP High School Prize Examination

This is to announce the upcoming annual Canadian Association of Physicists (CAP) High School Prize Examination for senior high school physics students. The exam is to be held on the morning of Wednesday April 9, 2019 This prize examination has been created by a Canada-wide national committee.

The CAP High School Exam is based upon an internationally recognized syllabus, the I.B. Physics Higher Core Curriculum. Only sections of the syllabus covering mechanics, Optics and Electricity and Magnetism (plus some elementary thermodynamics) are examined by the CAP Exam. Since all provinces in Canada have different curricula and the level of physics taught varies widely, the exam uses a broad-based core curriculum which is widely recognized and used throughout the world. Students from across the country will write the same examination.

The results of the Exam will be used by the National Physics Olympiad organization in their search for potential members of the Canadian team, which will go to the 50th International Physics Olympiad, to be held in Tel Aviv, Isreal from 7th - 15th July, 2019. The top three students overall will receive automatic invitations to attend the 2018 National Physics Olympiad Finals.

USask High School Physics Competition

2019

The Annual University of Saskatchewan High School Physics competition is to be held on the morning of Thursday, May 2, 2019. Prizes are scholarships that will be paid to students who enroll in any University of Saskatchewan first year Physics, Engineering Physics or Astronomy course. The Physics Competition has been created by professors at the University of Saskatchewan and will follow the Saskatchewan High School Physics Curriculum (Physical Science 20 and Physics 30) . We expect that this test will be significantly more accessible to Saskatchewan High School Physics Students than the CAP High School Prize Exam.