Teamwork pays off for UWindsor contingent at Ontario Science Games

Jon O’Beid accepts the Ontario Science Games trophy from conveners Bolade Ajarat Shipeolu and Jhanahan SriranjanUWindsor team captain Jon O’Beid accepts the Ontario Science Games trophy from conveners Bolade Ajarat Shipeolu and Jhanahan Sriranjan at the conclusion of the competition, March 5 in Hamilton.

Working together raising funds to offset the costs of travelling to the Ontario Science Games, March 3 to 5 at McMaster University, paid dividends in the competition, says the captain of the UWindsor team.

“We dominated the competition throughout the weekend,” says Jon O’Beid, a third-year biology student. The UWindsor team took first place in all but one of the activities: scavenger hunts, quizzes and agility games where the young scientists showcased their abilities in academics, athletics and school spirit.

“We work so well together as a team and all 24 of the team members contributed to the event,” he says. “Even students from other teams were complimenting us on how well we worked together.”

Knowledge of science was woven into all the games, from choreographing a dance and performance for Science Idol to solving puzzles. Besides Windsor and host McMaster, teams attended from Wilfrid Laurier University, Lakehead University, the University of Ottawa and the University of Toronto.

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