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Foundation for Student Science and Technology


The Foundation for Student Science and Technology (FSST), formerly known as the Canadian Young Scientist Journal (CYSJ), is a national not-for-profit organization dedicated to developing the career potential of gifted high school, college and university students for leadership roles in the science community.

The Foundation aims to cultivate tomorrow’s science leaders by advancing their early knowledge of career demands and challenges. Our Mission is to Connect ideas and people across the spectrum of education, public and private enterprise and science and technology; Invest in the early career development of gifted students of science and technology; and Build programs that emulate real world circumstances and help improve students’ chances of career success.

Since 2008, the Foundation has helped gifted students develop leadership potential in the realm of physical and life sciences, engineering, mathematics and informatics, biology and environmental studies, social sciences and humanities, and more.

We focus specifically and uniquely on cultivating the science leaders of tomorrow. We work with high school, college and university students, nationally and internationally, based entirely on ability and independent of age to develop raw interest and acumen in science and technology.

The Foundation’s structured programs include the award-winning Journal of Student Science and Technology, the Student Science and Technology Online Research Co-op and more. The Foundation for Student Science & Technology Chapter at the University of Toronto aims to support the objectives of the national FSST organization through our outreach events, research seminars, and information sessions.

Contact Information

Primary Contact
Yun Kim
Secondary Contact
Melisa Gumus
Group Email Address
Contact Us
Official Group Website
Mailing Address
141 Laurier Avenue West, Suite 702 Ottawa, Ontario K1P 5J3

Group Profile

Organization Type
Recognized Student Group
Campus Association
St. George
Areas of Interest
Environment and Sustainability
Global Interests
Renewal Date
September 30, 2018

Group Leaders

Aaron Pan
Melisa Gumus
Yun Kim
Brad Bass
Faculty Advisor