Aashna - Pickering, Ontario

My topic is woman suffrage. It explains how woman started a strong movement in the past that influenced modern day feminism. It also shows that woman should be treated the same as men.

Abbie - Weyburn, Saskatchewan

My project describes the importance of the CBC in telling the stories of the Canadian people. It broadcasts to give Canadians a sense of common Canadian identity. If Canada did not have the CBC our national identity would not be the same.

Abbigael - Caron, Saskatchewan

This project is about the infamous poem written by John McCrae that inspired many Canadians during the war.

Abrielle (Abby) - Vancouver, British Columbia

My project is on how Canadian society is strengthened by different communities and the important strategy to study a historical community developing despite facing discrimination and racism. In particular with the recent arrival of Syrian refugees, we can learn how to support this new developing community; we can welcome new Canadians so that the whole country can grow in “gaman”.

Aiza - Vancouver, British Columbia

History in the Margins is a study of the history of homelessness in Vancouver. I look at the strategies that the City has employed over time to deal with the issue and how marginalization has been a factor in separating the homeless from society.

Alailah - Pond Inlet, Nunavut

A research project on traditional Inuit clothing. The design and functionality of it.

Alex - Campbellton, New Brunswick

This project talks about the life of my Great-Grand-Father Pte. Roland George Edward LeBrun.

Alexandria - New Harbour, Newfoundland and Labrador

Myra Bennett came to Newfoundland in 1921 when living conditions were quite different compared to living conditions in England. She was the only medical person responsible for 320 km of rugged coastline on the Great Northern Peninsula of Newfoundland. She quickly discovered that she would have to face many challenges.

Alexis - Grande-Digue, New Brunswick

J'ai découvert qu'autrefois, sur les îles près de chez moi,se situait probablement le fort Français oublié des livres d'histoire, nommé "Gédaïque".  C'était un fort militaire français construit en 1749 qui servait à recevoir les bateaux venant de France et de Québec pour ravitailler les forts voisins.

Amy - Victoria, British Columbia

My project is on the S.S. Moyie, the last operating passenger sternwheeler in North America.  I studied the history of this ship, the way she was built, her crew, what she did and where she sailed. I also took a look at where she is today.

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