Greetings from Dignitaries


The following dignitaries have graciously sent messages and greetings for the participants of the 13th Abdus Salam Science Fair. Virtual awards ceremony is scheduled at 2:30 pm on June 26, 2021. Last date to register and submit your project has been extended to June 15, 2021. 

Note: This list of messages and greetings is presented here in no particular order.

“… The students participating in this science fair are not just the leaders of tomorrow, they are also the leaders of today, and their ideas and brilliance will greatly benefit our country…”

The Right Honourable Justin Trudeau
Prime Minister of Canada

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“…The world has become more keenly aware of the importance of good science and science-based decision-making, and your education and creative approaches to science gives me so much hope for the future….”

Laurel Collins
Members of Parliament for Victoria, British Columbia

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“…During these difficult times, the need to engage students is very crucial, and I commend Abdus Salam Science Fair for promoting the importance of learning science…”

Shaun Chen
Member of Parliament for Scarborough North

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“…taking part in a science fair gives us all an opportunity to acquire new knowledge, to develop an interest in research and also meet like minded people…..question yourself and question others and define answers those questions through science…”

Honourable Anthony Rota
Speaker of the House of Commons

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“…technological change is occuring at a pace unprecendented in human order for Canada to be able to compete in the global economy the work of people in the stem fields has become more important….my thanks to the organizers of this event and to all students submitting their projects…”

Honourable John McKay
Member of Parliament for Scarborough—Guildwood, Ontario

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“…Science is so important and as you’re seeing during the pandemic with the development of vaccines in record time the value that scientists bring not only to our community and our country but to the entire world…”

Pam Damoff
Member of Parliament for Oakville North—Burlington, Ontario

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“…The skills that you are going to develop will help you throughout your life, these are the same skills that have led to so many transformative discoveries there is a scientific basis to the innovations that improve our lives from life-saving medical treatment to safer transportation or the computers and phones that connect us around the world…”

Greg McLean
Member of Parliament for Calgary Centre, Alberta

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“…We’re here today to celebrate your amazing work whether you’re a participant award winner or an organizer, you are the future of the generation of researchers, academics and high achievers of tomorrow…tonight is a night to be proud of your efforts and achievements… congratulations and enjoy the celebrations…”

Honourable Joyce Murray
Minister of Digital Government
Member of Parliament for Vancouver Quadra

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“…Abdul Salam Science Fair is a great opportunity for children to experience, discover and have fun with the exciting world of science and technology…”

Majid Jowhari
Member of Parliament for Richmond Hill, Ontario

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“…the critical thinking and skills and scientific research that you learn by doing these projects will stay with you forever because it’s that desire to find out how things work, why they work, the way they do, and that’s truly such a wonderful expedition and i’m so excited for all of you to be taking part in this really great activity…”

Lindsay Mathyssen
Member of Parliament for London—Fanshawe, Ontario

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