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Science Teacher of the Year and
Toronto Science Fair Student Book Awards

Science Teacher of the Year Award

Each year, the University of Toronto Chapter presents this award to an outstanding primary, middle, or secondary school teacher of science or mathematics in the metropolitan Toronto area. Nominations are solicited from the principals of these schools. The award is presented at the Toronto Science Fair held each spring.

Each award consists of a framed certificate, a small honorarium, and a one-year subscription to American Scientist, a Sigma Xi publication.

More information is available on the Science Teacher of the Year Award page.

Previous winners are listed below.

Science Fair Student Book Awards

We also present two book awards at the Toronto Science Fair to a student project of exceptional merit which has not been assigned another prize. Each book award has a value of $50. Previous winners are listed below.


2011 - 2012

Science Teacher of the Year Award

There was no Science Teacher of the Year Award this year.


Science Fair Student Book Awards

Patricia Ross (left), Secretary of our chapter, presented the awards at the Fair on March 31, 2012.

Sigma Xi book prize wnner 2011

Claire Chen, Northern Secondary School, Colour vs Heat Absorption.

Sigma Xi book prize wnner 2011

Janeeta Kaleem, Valley Park Middle School, Mud Miracle.


2010 - 2011

Science Teacher of the Year Award

Patricia Ross (left), our acting president, presented the award to this year's winner, Ms. Sandy Szeto, Windfields Junior High School, North York at the Toronto Sciece Fair on March 9, 2011

Sigma Xi Science Teacher of the Year 2011


Science Fair Student Book Awards

Patricia Ross (left), acting president of our chapter, presented the awards.

Sigma Xi book prize wnner 2011

Habibe Dogan, NIL Academy. Topic: Oracles of Practice.

Sigma Xi book prize wnner 2011

Husain Tapia, Bayview Glen School. Topic: Which Oil is the Healthiest for Consumption.


2005 - 2006

Mr. Robert Giza
Chaminade College School
, Toronto


2004 - 2005

Ms. Grace D'Avella
Notre Dame High School, Toronto


2003 - 2004

Mr. Henri van Bemmel
Marc Garneau Collegiate
, Toronto


2001 - 2002

Mr. Gabriel Ayyavoo
Francis Liebermann Catholic High School, Scarborough, Ontario.

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2000 - 2001

Ms. Angela Vavitsas
Northern Secondary School, Toronto