The Science Fair Foundation of BC (SFFBC) is the largest volunteer science outreach network in the province supporting science and technology education by inspiring curiosity through the Science Fair program. With over 1,500 science and technology educators and professionals volunteering as mentors, judges and science fair hosts; SFFBC’s Science Fair Program is recognized as one of the most successful in Canada.

SFFBC was established in 1997 by a team committed to providing long-term support to Science Fairs in our region. Our success is built on collaboration among educators, industry and community leaders, and dedicated volunteers. Students gain the confidence and ability to progress from local and regional events onto national and international competitions, where Team BC has consistently excelled. This success ensures a strong future for BC's knowledge-based economy.

In British Columbia, 14 regional fairs are part of the nearly 100 fairs held across Canada every year. For a detailed report on SFFBC’s activities over the past year, please visit our 2017-2018 Annual Report.

Our Team

Madeleine Guenette
Director of Operations
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Ruby Black
Program Administrator 
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To sustain and enhance the science culture of youth in British Columbia.



To build British Columbia’s future by supporting science and technology education and by inspiring curiosity through the Science Fair program.

Board of Directors

Board of Directors
The Science Fair Foundation BC has a strong Board of Directors with members from the corporate sector, technology community, biotechnology community, science educator association and informal science community.


   Robert Carveth Chairman
  Anthony Lindsay Treasurer
  Linda Bartz Secretary


  Bryan Tisdall
  Caedmon Nash
  Leonard Foster
  Roswitha Marx
  Judith Soon


Science Fairs offer students the opportunity to create original scientific research or innovative projects which are then displayed at various levels of competition. In BC, 14 Regions Science Fairs in where students will be selected for Team BC - to represent their region at the Canada-Wide Science Fair to showcase their real world solutions to some of the globe’s most important issues while competing for nearly $1 million in awards, prizes and scholarships.   

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Each year since 1992, two students and an educator have been selected from the BC representatives at the Canada-Wide Science Fair to attend and compete at the Taiwan International Science Fair. This is part of an international science fair exchange program established by the Science Fair Foundation of BC  and the National Taiwan Science Centre.

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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.

Learn more about the Awards >

The Science Fair Mentorship Program is an initiative administered by The Science Fair Foundation BC which helps students in grades 7-12 find the resources they need to investigate scientific questions of interest to them. Based on an initial project proposal, our team matches students with mentor(s) who are former Canada-Wide Science Fair participants or are knowledgeable in your field of interest.

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The Quest for Science Fair Champions Program is an initiative of the Science Fair Foundation of BC (SFF BC) that contributes to the excellence of teaching and learning. This is in response to the need to recruit teacher champions and provide training tools to enable educators to incorporate science fair activities into the classroom.

Learn more about Quest >