The BC Regional Network
Science Fairs offer students in grades 4 to 12 the opportunity to create original scientific research or innovative projects which are then displayed at various levels of competition. Science fairs are offered at school, district, regional, national and international levels. Supported by the Science Fair Foundation BC 14 regions of the province will hold local science fairs in February, March & 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 from May 14 to 2, 2017.

Fair Date:

April 6 to 7, 2017

Fair Location:

Thompson Rivers University
900 McGill Rd.
Kamloops, BC V2C 5N3

Fair Contact:

Tracy Poelzer
Tel: 250-376-2266
E-mail: tpoelzer@sd73.bc.ca
Website

Fair Date:

April 1, 2017 

Fair Location:

University of Northern BC 
3333 University Way 
Prince George, BC V2N 4Z9 
Near: University Way and Foothills Boulevard 

Fair Contact:

Anjula Corbin
Tel: 250-964-4408  Fax:  250-964-8814
E-mail: acorbin@sd57.bc.ca
Website
 

Fair Date:

TBD

Fair Location:

KLO Middle School 
3130 Gordon Dr 
Kelowna, BC 
V1W 3M4 
Near: Gordon and KLO Rd

Fair Contact:

Shona Becker
Phone: 250-770-7650
E-mail: sbecker@summer.com
Website

Fair Date:

March 10 to 11, 2017

Fair Location:

College of the Rockies
2700 College Way
Cranbrook, BC V1C 5L7

Fair Contact:

Darcy Verbeurgt
Tel: 250-417-2089
E-mail: dverbeurgt@shaw.ca
Website

Fair Date: 

April 4 to 7, 2017

Fair Location:

University of the Fraser Valley
33844 King Road
Abbotsford, BC V2S 7M8

Fair Contact:

Dr. Lucy Lee
Dean, Faculty of Science
University of the Fraser Valley 
33844 King Rd,
Abbotsford, BC V2S 7M8
604 851 6346

Email: Lucy.Lee@ufv.ca‚Äč 
Website

 

Fair Date:

April 6 to 8, 2017

Fair Location:

AMS Student Nest
University of British Columbia
6133 University Blvd
Vancouver, BC V6T 1Z1

Fair Contact:

Robert Young
E-mail: chair@gvrsf.ca
Website

Fair Date:

TBD

Fair Location:

TBD

Fair Contact:

TBD

Fair Date:

April 11, 2017

Fair Location:

North Peace Secondary School 
9304 86 St Fort St John BC 


Fair Contact:

Jennie Copeland
jennie.copeland@youthscience.ca
Website

Fair Date:

TBD

Fair Location:

North Island Secondary School
2071 McNeill Road
Port McNeil, BC VON 2RO

Fair Contact:

Rena Sweeney
North Island Secondary School
Tel: 250-956-3394
Email: rsweeney@sd85.bc.ca

Second Contact

Larry Burroughs
Email: lburroughs@sd85.bc.ca

Fair Date:

TBD

Fair Location:

Northwest Community College
3966 2nd Avenue
Smithers, BC V0J 2N0
Website

Fair Contact:

Karen Price
Phone: 250-846-5359
Email: pricedau@telus.net

Second contact:

Jill McKnight
jill.mcknight@cmsd.bc.ca

Fair Date:

April 6 to 7, 2017

Fair Location:

Kwantlen Polytechnic University

Fair Contact:

Favian Yee
Tel: 604-596-7471 ext. 301
Email: favyee@deltasd.bc.ca
Website

Fair Date:

April 9 to 10, 2017

Fair Location:

Elliott Lecture Wing
University of Victoria
3800 Finnerty Road
Victoria, BC V8W 2Y2

Fair Contact:

Rossi Marx
Tel: 250-721-7089
E-mail: rmmarx@uvic.ca
Website

Fair Date:

April 8, 2017

Fair Location:

LV Rogers Secondary
1004 Cottonwood St.
Nelson, BC

Fair Contact:

Ann McDonnell
Tel: 250-352-5591
E-mail: amcdonnell@sd8.bc.ca
Website

Fair Date:

February 18, 2017

Fair Location:

Gym
Yukon College
500 College Drive
Whitehorse, YT Y1A 5K4

Fair Contact:

Heather Dundas
Tel: 867-668-8739
E-mail: scienceadventures@yukoncollege.yk.ca
Website
 
Science Fair Provincial Awards

The British Columbia Provincial Awards Program is available to all participants of the British Columbia Regional Science Fairs which are currently affiliated with Youth Science Canada. Criteria for awards are broad to enable as many students as possible to participate.

Winners and nominees for Provincial Awards are not necessarily Canada-Wide Science Fair participants or Gold Medal winners at their Regional Science Fairs. Submissions may be one or two-person projects. Awards are shared except where noted. 

2017 Award Results>

$100 Cash to Student

To be awarded at each British Columbia Regional Science Fair to the best project demonstrating the principles of occupational hygiene. The student(s) must have consulted with people in the community or region about the content of their project. The student(s) must show creativity, innovation and enthusiasm in the display of the project.

Sponsored by WorkSafeBC

Cash to Student determined by each local Chapter

To be awarded to outstanding engineering projects. Projects eligible for this award include those in the fields of chemical, civil, electrical, environmental, industrial and mechanical engineering as well as systems design.

Sponsored by the Association of Professional Engineers and Geoscientists of BC

Newsletter Subscription & $100 Cash to Student

To be awarded to the British Columbia student(s) who achieves the highest standing at the Canada-Wide Science Fair with a project of a biological nature.

The recipient(s) of this award will be selected from the British Columbia students’ projects that participate in the Canada-Wide Science Festival (CWSF). Nomination forms need not be submitted. All students attending the CWSF are automatically eligible.

Sponsored by the Association of Professional Biology

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$100 Cash to Student

To be awarded to an outstanding project that shows the practical application of scientific principles to agriculture. Students from Grades 5 to 12 are eligible for the award.

Sponsored by BC Agriculture in the Classroom Foundation

 

$75 Cash to Student

To be awarded to an outstanding project that demonstrates the creative use of advanced science and technology to enhance vegetable plant productivity and quality. Projects eligible for this award include those in the area of biological pest control, irrigation, nutrition, growing media, climate control and mechanics. Available to Fraser Valley, Greater Vancouver and South Fraser Regional Science Fairs only.

Sponsored by the BC Greenhouse Growers' Association

$100 Cash to Student

To be awarded to a student(s) in Grades 4 to 12 who creates a project which creatively demonstrates electrical conservation and its environmental, social and economical impacts.

Sponsored by BC Hydro

$75 Cash to Student for both Junior and Senior Awards

To be awarded at each British Columbia Regional Science Fair to the best natural history project done by a student(s) in Grades 6 to 8 (junior) and Grades 9 to 12 (senior). This includes studies of any aspect of natural history, conservation of natural habitats, and/or natural species. An outdoor, nature monitoring or conservation project is strongly encouraged.

Sponsored by The Federation of BC Naturalists

$100 Cash to Student

To be awarded to a student(s) from grades 7 or 8 for an experimental project in any category that has clearly presented a hypothesis and independent, controlled variables.

Sponsored by BC Science Teachers' Association

Minumum $2,000 Scholarship

To be awarded to a Grade 11 or 12 student(s) who has developed a science and technology innovation with the potential to benefit British Columbia. The winner(s) must be selected for CWSF 2017 and to receive the award, he/she must enrol full-time in a science and technology program in a British Columbia post-secondary institution.

Sponsored by BC Innovation Council

$50 Cash to Student

To be awarded to a female student or a partnership which has at least one female on their team and who presents and communicates an ingenious solution to an engineering or applied science problem/project by applying their knowledge of science and math.  If one year, there is no female student participating in the Regional Science Fair, the award will be deferred to the next year. Available to Fraser Valley, Greater Vancouver, South Fraser and Vancouver Island Regional Science Fairs only.

Sponsored by the Division for Advancement of Women in Engineering and Geoscience

Two Awards, Each $100 Cash to Students

To be awarded to two projects dealing with a topic of genomic interest. Students in all grades are eligible for this award.

Sponsored by Genome BC

$1,000 Scholarship Nomination to be awarded to a Grade 12 student who has developed a science and technology project focused on areas of strategic importance such as human health, forestry, fisheries, agriculture, bioenergy, mining, and the environment. The winner must pursue a science degree in British Columbia.

To be eligible this award, projects must be nominated. Each Regional Science Fair Judging Committee will select and nominate deserving projects from those entries submitted to the fair. The award winner(s) will be required to submit proof of enrolment at a post secondary institution. Please refer to nomination forms for specific requirements. The completed nomination forms must be submitted to the Science Fair Foundation of BC by April 30, 2017.

Sponsored by Genome BC

$75 Cash to Student

To be awarded to a student(s) in Grades 6 to 12 who has done an outstanding physics-related project.

Sponsored by BC Association of Physics Teachers

$150 Junior Award; $250 Intermediate Award and $1500 Post-Secondary Education Scholarship 

To be awarded to an outstanding project in each age category that shows the practical application of scientific principles to identifying and addressing a transportation-related issue.

The recipient(s) of this award will be selected from the British Columbia students’ projects that participate in the Canada-Wide Science Festival (CWSF). Nomination forms need not be submitted. All students attending the CWSF are automatically eligible.

Sponsored by the BC Ministry of Transportation and Infrastructure

$100 Cash to Student

To be awarded to a project that demonstrates informed curiosity, exploration, and discovery as well as the practical potential for real world application and entrepreneurship.

The recipient(s) of this award will be selected from the British Columbia students’ projects that participate in the Canada-Wide Science Festival (CWSF). Nomination forms need not be submitted. All students attending the CWSF are automatically eligible.

Sponsored by Massachusetts Institute of Technology

$100 Cash to Student

To be given to young women, preferably in Grades 8 to 10, whose project shows the greatest curiosity, ingenuity and innovation in design. The award is intended to encourage the student’s interest in science. A student may not receive this award more than once.

Sponsored by the Society for Canadian Women in Science and Technology

$1,000 Sponsorship for CWSF Travel to Regional Science Fair and $250 Cash to Student

To be awarded to a BC student in Grade 10 or 11 who achieves the highest standing in their age category at the Canada-Wide Science Festival (CWSF) with a project of a computing science nature.

The recipient(s) of this award will be selected from the British Columbia students’ projects that participate in the Canada-Wide Science Festival (CWSF). Nomination forms need not be submitted. All students attending the CWSF are automatically eligible.

Sponsored by Simon Fraser University Faculty of Applied Science

$1,000 Sponsorship for CWSF Travel to Regional Science Fair and $250 Cash to Student

To be awarded to a BC student in Grade 10 or 11 who achieves the highest standing in their age category at the Canada-Wide Science Festival (CWSF) with a project of an engineering-related project.

The recipient(s) of this award will be selected from the British Columbia students’ projects that participate in the Canada-Wide Science Festival (CWSF). Nomination forms need not be submitted. All students attending the CWSF are automatically eligible.

Sponsored by Simon Fraser University Faculty of Applied Science

$500 Cash to Student

To be awarded to the best astronomy or physics project that demonstrates creativity, innovation and contributes to a greater public understanding of science.

The recipient(s) of this award will be selected from the British Columbia students’ projects that participate in the Canada-Wide Science Festival (CWSF). Nomination forms need not be submitted. All students attending the CWSF are automatically eligible.

Sponsored by Royal Astronomical Society Vancouver Centre

$200 Cash to Student

To be awarded to an outstanding junior or intermediate project related to land, aquatic or marine environment reclamation and/or rehabilitation.

To be eligible this award, projects must be nominated. Each Regional Science Fair Judging Committee will select and nominate deserving projects from those entries submitted to the fair. Please refer to nomination forms for specific requirements. The completed nomination forms must be submitted to the Science Fair Foundation of BC by April 30, 2017.

Sponsored by Canadian Land Reclamation Association

BC Science Fair Publications

To order print material, please e-mail us at info@sciencefairs.ca.

This 9 page booklet guides students through their project and introduces Science Fair activity in BC. 

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A listing of the awards available through the Provincial Awards Program

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Highlights on the Hows and Whys of getting involved in Science Fair. 

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HIghlights the BC Regional Network and where Science Fairs can take you. 

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