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Find Your Regional Science Fair

Science Fairs in British Columbia and the Yukon inspire and enable students to progress with their projects from the classroom, school, district fairs to regional, national and international competitions.






School Districts: 27, 49, 58, 73, 74

Fair Contact:
Morgan Whitehouse
E-mail: mwhitehouse@exc.sd73.bc.ca

School Districts: 28, 57, 91

Fair Contact:
Anjula Corbin
Tel: 250-964-4408 
E-mail: centralinterior@sciencefairs.ca

School districts: 19, 22, 23, 53, 67, 83

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

School districts: 5, 6

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

School districts: 33, 34, 35, 42, 75, 78

Fair Contact:
Dr. Ian Affleck
Email: ian.affleck@ufv.ca

School districts: 38, 39, 41, 43, 44, 45, 46, 47, 48

Fair Contact:
Caedmon Nash
E-mail: chair@gvrsf.ca

School districts: 59, 60, 81

Fair Contact:
Jennie Copeland


School districts: 84, 85

Fair Contact:
Katrina Kornylo
Email: kkornylo@viw.sd84.bc.ca

School districts: 50, 52, 54, 82, 92

Fair Contact:
Paula Bartemucci
Phone: 250-877-8665
Email: paulabar@telus.net

School districts: 36, 37

Fair Contact:
Favian Yee
Tel: 604-596-7471 ext. 301
Email: favyee@deltaschools.ca

School districts: 62, 68, 69, 70, 71, 72, 79

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

School districts: 8, 10, 20, 51

Fair Contact:
Ann McDonnell
Tel: 250-352-5591
E-mail: westkootenay@sciencefairs.ca

School district: 87

Fair Contact:
Ryan Sikkes

Science Fair Provincial Awards

The Provincial Awards Program is available to all participants of the 13 Regional Science Fairs of BC and the Yukon. The Provincial Awards are generously sponsored by corporations and organizations who support youth's success in science and technology. 



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.

Cash to Student.
Junior $50
Intermediate $100
Senior $150

To be awarded to the student(s) whose project demonstrates creativity and innovation in computer science, mathematics, engineering, or astronomy. 
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$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.

$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.


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$75 Cash Award to a Junior student per region.
$75 Cash Award to a Senior student per region.

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.

$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.


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.


$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.

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Two Awards, Each $100 Cash to Students.

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

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Julia Lane Award

$200 Cash to Student.

To be awarded to a student with a passion for science and community. Preference given to female candidates with projects relating to Geology or Earth and Environmental Sciences.

Julia Lane Scholarship


To be awarded to a Grade 11 or 12 student with a passion for science and community. Preference given to female candidates with projects relating to Geology or Earth and Environmental Sciences.

$75 Cash to Student

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

$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 Fair (CWSF). Nomination forms need not be submitted. All students attending the CWSF are automatically eligible.

Available until 2024 due to funding. Please contact us if you would like to contribute to renewing this award.
$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.

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$50 Cash to Student ($25 each if two people on team).

To be awarded to a young woman, or a partnership including at least one young woman, who presents and communicates an ingenious solution to an engineering or applied science problem/project by applying their knowledge of science and math.
Available to all 13 regions.


West Kootenay Regional Science Fair

Science Fair Foundation BC is partnering with the West Kootenay Regional Science Fair for 2023 to bring back an in-person fair for every student in the West Kootenay region. At the same time, we want to invite the entire Kootenay community to join us in STEM activities and exploration. We're looking for local business and community leaders to help us make this a great event where West Kootenay youth, families and members of the whole community and learn about science.

We would be grateful for any industry or community partners in the West Kootenay area who are able to help us with any of the following:

  • volunteers to help plan and organize the West Kootenay Regional Science Fair
  • volunteers to help on the day of the fair (judges, general duties)
  • financial support
  • in-kind support
  • marketing support (help us spread the word!)

About the West Kootenay Regional Science Fair

For years, the West Kootenay Regional Science Fair has been connecting industry professionals from around the Kootenays with the next generation of STEM pioneers and enthusiasts. Our event is a chance for youth to show off theri STEM projects and ideas, and for local industry to get a first glimpse at the future workforce.

Any student between grade 4 and grade 12 is invited to submit a project to the fair. All projects are reviewed by a team of volunteer judges who ask questions and discuss the project with the student during the interview process. Awards and prizes are generously donated by local and provincial sponsors and winners are announced at the closing ceremony. The highest-scoring projects for the fair advance to the Canada-Wide Science Fair in May.

Volunteer Positions

The West Kootenay Regional Science Fair is currently looking for friendly and enthusiastic volunteers to help us organize our annual youth STEM event taking place in April, 2023.