Welcome to the Science Fair Foundation of BC
The Science Fair Foundation British Columbia serves to support, organize, stage and fund-raise for Science Fairs in BC. This extends to Local, Regional, Canada-Wide and International Science Fairs where students supported by the foundation have consistently produced high standard projects.
In British Columbia, 14 regional fairs are part of the nearly 100 fairs held every year across Canada. Each fair is affiliated with Youth Science Canada. Science fairs in British Columbia are supported by the Science Fair Foundation BC which is located in downtown Vancouver
This website is intended to
assist teachers and students with science fair projects
to recognize the success of BC students
thank our sponsors for their generous support of our activities
Science Fair Foundation BC and the Vancouver School District (VSB) collaborated on a professional development opportunity for teachers called Smarter Science
. Smarter Science is a framework for teaching and learning science in grades 1 to 12, promoting inquiry and investigation to help students learn to think and act like scientists. It is part of Youth Science Canada’s program and was developed by teachers for engaging students in science.
Twenty (20) teachers from around the province, eight from the Regional Science Fair Network and 12 from the Lower Mainland area participated in the Smarter Science Workshops offered by the VSB over four weekends with a final “Train the Trainer” session in early February. After completing the sessions, the teachers are ready to plan and present workshops for other teachers in their community for a cross-curricular inquiry based learning opportunity that helps students naturally progress into science fairs.
For teachers interested in these workshops, Smarter Science is offering an Inquiry by the Mountain conference in Vancouver at Simon Fraser University, Burnaby Campus on August 21 to 22, 2013.
Taiwan International Science Fair 2013
Kevala Van Volkenbur
g, Grade 10 from North Peace Secondary in Fort St. John & Keltie Murdoch, Grade 12 from Mount Baker Secondary in Cranbrook have returned home big winners from the Taiwan International Science Fair, held January 29th to February 5th in Taipei Taiwan. Read more...
Top 20 under 20
Michael Peters from the Vancouver Island Regional Science Fair has just been selected as a recipient of Youth in Motion’s Top 20 Under 20 awards. He joins 6 other science fair alumni to receive this distinction.
The Top 20 under 20 celebrates 20 young Canadians who have demonstrated a significant amount of innovation, leadership and achievement.
Michael is the first BC Hydro Scholarship recipient at his regional science fair; he attended the CWSF in 2007 and 2010 and was part of Team Canada at Intel-International Science & Engineering Fair in 2008. He is currently attending The University of British Columbia in the Health Sciences program. Read more
curious science students achieve outstanding results at national competition!
With health science projects leading the way, 77 participants from 14 regions throughout BC and the Yukon presented at the Canada-Wide Science Fair in Charlottetown, PEI - May 12 to 19, 2012. BC & the Yukon returned home with 1 platinum, 4 gold, 5 silver and 32 bronze medals as well as 14 special awards and 49 scholarships for a total of $144,350 in awards and scholarships. Read more.
ABORIGINAL PILOT PROJECT – CAMPBELL RIVER
In the Spring of 2009 the Science Fair Foundation of BC launched a pilot project that takes science fairs to a new community. In collaboration with the Mid-Island Science, Technology and Innovation Council and School District #72 the Campbell River 2009 Aboriginal Science Fair Celebration was achieved. This video shows the highlights of the program.
Science Fair Fun Run
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2012 Race Results
Congratulations to all participants of the 13th Annual PMC-Sierra Science Fair Fun Run, follow the links below for race results.