SOI Alum Maya Burhanpurkar and the 2014 Science-Expo Conference

On Saturday, March 15, 2014  Students on Ice alumna Maya Burhanpurkar will help launch the Science Expo Conference 2014: Blueprint at Metro Hall in Toronto.


Science Expo Conference 2014 Promo from Science Expo on Vimeo.

Described as the most “enriching and exciting conference to date,”  this is the fifth anniversary of the highly-anticipated conference, which will host 150 delegates from high schools all across the province for a day of education, inspiration and scientific dialogue.

Students will be exposed to incredible STEM opportunities, participate in engaging workshops, and connect with both like-minded peers and accomplished scientific professionals.

If you are interested in learning more about this wonderful learning opportunity, visit their conference website HERE

About Maya Burhanpurkar


2013 Students on Ice Arctic Alumna
Maya Burhanpurkar

Maya is a Grade 10 student who participated in SOI’s 2013 Arctic Expedition and has received many well-deserved accolades for her her scientific work developing the first “intelligent” antibiotic to discovering new properties of amyloid-beta inhibitors to uncovering a new aspect of fundamental physics. For her scientific work, Maya won the grand prize at Canada’s national science fair, represented Canada at the Intel International Science and Engineering Fair and was selected as one of 90 global semi-finalists for the Google International Science Fair. She was also named one of Canada’s Top 20 Under 20 and Ontario’s Junior Citizen of the Year and was presented with the Queen Elizabeth II Diamond Jubliee medal.

Currently, she is filming a documentary about Arctic climate change and launching a company that provides emergency response technology for foreign doctors to aid disaster struck regions.

To learn more about Maya visit her website HERE

Coverage of Maya’s accomplishments includes:

She’s 14 and Changing the Health Care System (Huffington Post)

‘Top 20 Under 20’ recognizes young Canadians making a difference (Globe and Mail)

CBC News (Maya appears at 1:58)




Students on Ice is proudly supported by bv02.

This website was made possible by a generous contribution from the Leacross Foundation.