London International Youth Science Forum Award

Dr. Chris Kozak, Coordinator London International Youth Science Forum (LIYSF) Award.

The 2020 London International Youth Science Forum takes place this upcoming summer from July 29 to August 12, 2020 in London England.

About 300 top young science students from 50 or more countries around the world attend the Forum which consists of some very special lectures from eminent scientists, visits to famous places like Oxford and Cambridge, visits to museums, research and industrial laboratories, group discussions, and a full social schedule. No time to be bored!

Students must be Bona Fide first year MUN science students from the St. John's campus. They may be taking some second year courses having received AP or IB credits. Applicants must have taken no less than 5 courses in each of the Fall 2019 and Winter 2020 semesters to be considered for the award.

A shortlist of up to a dozen students will be given a brief informal interview by the LIYSF Committee consisting of 3 or 4 MUN Professors from which one student will be chosen for the award. The main criteria for the award is overall academic performance, especially in science and math courses taken in the Fall 2019 and Winter 2020 semesters. Generally, the winner has a cumulative average in the range of 85 to 90%.

 The Winner is asked to submit a one to two page report shortly after their return on their impressions about the Forum and how they feel they benefited from attending it. They are expected to return their tickets stubs to the Chemistry Department for bookkeeping purposes. The winner may also be asked to help with Orientation in Fall 2020 and with other related events.

Application forms are available in the Chemistry Department General Office C4000 and on the web. Return completed forms to Mary Flinn in C4000.

Tentative Schedule of Events

Application forms are due Thursday, April 9, 2020 in the Chemistry General Office C4000.

LIYF web page (London):

List of Award Winners

Sponsors: The award winner is asked to apply to the Student Innovation fund/Office of the Vice-President (Academic) Undergraduate Studies to help offset the cost to the Dr. Hugh J. Anderson Fund.  The award covers the airfare and all Forum fees such as room and board in the residence of the University College of London.  

Past Benefactors of the LIYSF

  • Office of the Dean of Science
  • Faculty of Science
  • Fortis Inc.
  • Student Affairs and Services
  • Alumni Affairs and Development
  • Faculty of Medicine
  • Faculty of Engineering and Applied Science
  • The Council of the Student's Union
  • Division of General Studies
  • Beothuk Data Systems

Special Acknowledgement

We are indebted to to Dr. Peter Fisher, Dr. Charles Loader and to the late Dr. June Winter for their outstanding efforts on behalf of the LIYSF awards and to Dr. Wayne Ludlow and Dr. Michael Collins for their long time moral and financial support.