April 25, 2014

Thanks to the high quality of their science projects, several Collège Notre-Dame (Sudbury) students stood out during the Sudbury Regional Science Fair held on the Laurentian University campus on April 12 and 13.

Mathieu Trottier, a grade 11 student at Collège Notre-Dame, distinguished himself at the Science Fair through the quality of his project entitled “Avez-vous laissé des traces?” (Did you leave any traces?) He is among the seven Greater Sudbury students to qualify for the 2013 Canada-Wide Science Fair to be held in Windsor (Ontario) on May 10-17. These students are among some 25,000 emerging Canadian scientists from grades 7 through 12 to participate in more than 100 regional science fairs throughout the country.

In addition to seeing his project selected as one of the best ones in the fair, Mathieu Trottier also claimed the following prizes: Laurentian University Scholarship, 2nd prize in Life Sciences for the Senior Division, Collège Boréal Award for best French language project at the senior level, Laurentian University Biology Award, Laurentian University Forensic Sciences Award and the Ontario Power Generation Award.

Other up-and-coming scientists from Collège Notre-Dame were also honoured. Isabelle Papineau and Tania Alves, grade 9 students, claimed 3rd prize in Physical Sciences at the intermediate level, the Chemical Institute of Canada Award as well as the Collège Boréal Award for best French language project at the intermediate level. The project was entitled “Les indicateurs naturels” (The Natural Indicators).

Nicholas Bissonnette, a grade 9 student, earned the 2nd prize in Physical Sciences at the intermediate level for his project entitled “Balayer, ça aide ?” (Does Brooming make a Difference?”

Patrick Trottier, a grade 9 student, was honoured for his project entitled “Une question brûlante ” (A Burning Question). He was presented the Cambrian College Award as one of the best projects in the fields of mining, civil/chemical or renewable energy.

“The outstanding achievements of our Collège Notre-Dame students in the Science Fair reflects the quality of the educational program provided to our students as well as the high level of excellence of our teachers in the fields of science and technology,” stated Mrs. Lyse-Anne Papineau, CSCNO Director of Education. “Our students have a truly well-earned reputation for academic excellence and we take great pride in seeing them reach new heights during this high-level science competition.”

The Conseil scolaire catholique du Nouvel-Ontario offers a French Catholic Educational Program that is widely recognized for its excellence. The CSCNO provides a quality learning environment and academic program that runs from early childhood to adult education, with some 7,000 students in 27 elementary and 10 secondary schools.


Paul de la Riva
Communications and Community Development Coordinator
Conseil scolaire catholique du Nouvel-Ontario
(705) 673-5626, ext. 294
(705) 677-8195 – cell phone