Tourism, Culture, Industry and Innovation
October 6, 2017

Provincial Government Now Accepting Applications for 2018 RISE Awards

The Department of Tourism, Culture, Industry and Innovation is now accepting applications for the 2018 Research Inspired Student Enrichment (RISE) Awards competition. Award recipients are given the opportunity to attend research-related enrichment programs in Canada and the United States.

The application deadline is November 9, 2017 and further details on the enrichment programs, awards structure and applications are available online at

Level II high school students in the province who demonstrate academic excellence in science, technology, engineering and mathematics, and who will be completing Level II by June 2018, are eligible to apply. Awards range in value from $7,800 to $15,000 and will be granted to a maximum of 15 students. Eligible students must have a minimum average of 90 per cent across all Level I courses and have a minimum number of courses in science and mathematics.

Award recipients will attend one of three prestigious research-inspired enrichment programs during the summer of 2018: the Research Science Institute based at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology; the Da Vinci Engineering Enrichment Program at the University of Toronto, and the Boston Leadership Institute in Wellesley, Massachusetts.

“Our government values the important role our youth play in the province. The RISE Awards program provides an opportunity for students in their last year of high school to learn about research and development opportunities through participation in a summer enrichment program. This not only provides youth with an additional perspective when considering what comes next in their career, but it gives them an advanced start on future career paths that include science, technology, engineering and mathematics.”
Honourable Christopher Mitchelmore
Minister of Tourism, Culture, Industry and Innovation

“Being a RISE Award recipient gave me the opportunity to attend the Da Vinci Engineering Enrichment Program at the University of Toronto. This program allowed me to gain insight in this field of study, provided me with many opportunities to broaden my knowledge and allowed me to interact with students who shared the same interests. This program showed me how rewarding a career in research and development can be.”
Emma Smart
2016 RISE Awards recipient

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