Science Fair Foundation of BC Director Receives Order of Canada

September | 2018
The Science Fair Foundation of BC would like to extend our congratulations to one of our Directors, Bryan Tisdall, who was awarded the Order of Canada in Ottawa on Thursday September 6th, 2018. The award was presented to him by Her Excellency the Right Honourable Julie Payette, Governor General of Canada for his contributions to improving youth science literacy and for his dedication to fostering a love of science among the residents of British Columbia.

Tisdall came to Vancouver and spent nearly two decades as CEO of Science world, from 1997 to 2016. In his time at Science World he was pivotal in building the organization to become the renowned, not-for-profit, leading symbol of the science community it is today. He joined the Science Fair Foundation of BC (SFF BC) Board of Directors in 2010. Tisdall is a trusted advisor on the SFF BC Board of Directors and continues to volunteer as emcee at the annual Science Fair Fun Run.

Part of Tisdall’s success in the Science Community of BC, he attributes to learning to think like a scientist. “It’s being analytical. It’s being questioning. It’s being open,” he said. “It’s appreciating you may never have all the answers."

In regards to receiving the Order of Canada, he says “It has reinforced with me a responsibility. I look at it as what’s ahead. What can I do now?”

About the Science Fair Foundation of BC

The Science Fair Foundation of British Columbia is the largest volunteer science and technology outreach network in the Province supporting science education by inspiring curiosity through the Science Fair program.