March declared Youth Science Month in BC

March | 2017
VANCOUVER, BC - The Provincial Government joins provinces across Canada with the Proclamation of March as “Youth Science Month”.   British Columbia’s future leaders of science and innovation are preparing to showcase their own creative science concepts and theories province-wide. Supported by the Science Fair Foundation of BC, communities from 13 regions of the province will hold local science fairs in February, March and April where students will be selected for Team BC – to represent their region at the Canada-Wide Science Fair, to be held in Regina, Saskatchewan on May 15 - 20, 2017.
 
In 2016, seventy-one finalists from throughout BC and the Yukon presented projects at the Canada-Wide Science Fair in MontrĂ©al, QC and brought home 114 awards and scholarships including 5 gold medals, 13 silver medals and 20 bronze medals! Austin Wang and Daniel O’Reilly received gold medals at the 2016 Taiwan International Science Fair. Mr. Wang went on to receive the top award at the 2016 Intel International Science and Engineering Fair in Phoenix, Arizona. Elizabeth Schulz and Olivia Li returned from the 2017 Taiwan International Science Fair on in early February with silver and bronze medals. We are excited to see the creative and innovative projects that students will be presenting this year!
 
“The chance to travel to Regina and take part in such an event as significant as the national Canada-Wide Science Fair, and possibly qualify for international competitions, is a great motivator for participants,” explains Madeleine Guenette, Director of Operations of the Science Fair Foundation of BC. “But Science Fairs are much more than just competition among students; they are a forum for thought, analysis and inspiration for the community at-large.”
 
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About The Science Fair Foundation of British Columbia
 
The Science Fair Foundation of British Columbia is the largest science and technology outreach network in the Province supporting science education by inspiring curiosity through the Science Fair program.
 
For more information, contact:
Madeleine Guenette
Science Fair Foundation BC
mguenette@sciencefairfoundationbc.ca
Office: 604-602-5219