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Science Fair Foundation BC announces new Executive Director and Community Engagement Manager

July | 2023
Vancouver, BC (June 1st, 2023) - The Science Fair Foundation BC is pleased to announce that Sarah Prade has accepted the role of Executive Director. Sarah has worked as Program Manager for the foundation since 2020 and has been passionate about science fairs for many years and is currently completing her certificate in nonprofit management at Simon Fraser University.

"There is nothing like the energy in a room full of kids excited to share their projects. Sparking scientific thinking - and seeing them view failed experiments not as a setback but as progress - is what drives me to do this work every day," said Prade.

Former Executive Director Madeleine Guenette had served in the position since 2016 and had been with the Foundation for almost nine years. She is looking forward to focusing on her role as Director of Operations at StandardFusion.

"I've had the pleasure of working closely with Sarah, and there's nobody I'd feel more confident passing the baton to," said Guenette.

The Foundation is also excited to officially welcome Michael Unger as Community Engagement Manager. Michael is the host of the Foundation's Let's Innovate! Podcast, host of the Youth Innovation Showcase Awards Show as well as the Sweatin' for Science Awards Show. He loves attending science fairs and encouraging kids to see how cool science really is.