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 British Columbia and the Yukon. 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 over 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.
 

 

Vision

To sustain and enhance the science culture of youth in British Columbia.

 

Mission

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

Board of Directors

The Science Fair Foundation BC has a strong Board of Directors with members from science education, the corporate sector, as well as technology and biotechnology communities.

Officers

   Robert Carveth Chairman
  Anthony Lindsay Treasurer
  Linda Bartz Secretary


 
   
   
   
  

Members

  Bryan Tisdall
  Caedmon Nash
  Leonard Foster
  Roswitha Marx
  Judith Soon

Programs

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 and the Yukon there are 14 Regions Science Fairs  where participating students will be selected for Team BC and Yukon to represent their region at the Canada-Wide Science Fair. This national event is an opportunity for students 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.   

Learn more about the BC Science Fair Program >

Since 1992, two students and an educator from BC have been selected to represent Team Canada and compete at the Taiwan International Science Fair. This opportunity is part of an international science fair exchange program that was established by the Science Fair Foundation of BC and the National Taiwan Science Centre, in 1991. This international event is an amazing opportunity for students and educators to meet and engage in friendly competition with their international peers, while exploring a new and exciting place in the world.

Learn more about, and how to apply for the Taiwan International Science Fair >
 

The Provincial Awards Program is available to all participanting students of the British Columbia Regional Science Fairs. The Provincial Awards and Scholarships are generously sponsored by corporations and organizations from across the Province, investing in the success of the youth of BC and the Yukon in the future of science and technology. 

Learn more about the Awards >

The Science Fair Mentorship Program is an initiative to assist 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 will match students with mentor(s) who are former Canada-Wide Science Fair participants or are knowledgeable within the feild of interest of the student, who will guide the students through their project and prepare them for presentation and judging. 

Learn more about the Mentorship program >

The Quest for Science Fair Champions Program is an initiative that supports educators and contributes to the excellence of teaching and learning. This initiative provides training tools to enable educators to incorporate science fair activities, while developing skill of inquiry, curiosity and innovation into the classroom.

Learn more about Quest >

Join Our Community

Meet current members of our community, and learn about their Science Fair experiences at the school, regional, national, and international levels of competition. 
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We welcome you to join our community of Students, Alumni, Educators, and Supporters, to celebrate project-based STEM education across BC and the Yukon.
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