/ - Science Fair Foundation British Columbia

Volunteer

  • Become a mentor
  • Become a judge
  • Join a regional science fair committee
  • Apply to the Tech Leadership Committee

Tech Leadership Committee

Our mandate is to support youth from across BC + Yukon as they explore their curiosity in science, tech and innovation as possible lifelong career opportunities in their lives.
Our programming includes: 13 annual Regional Science Fairs, annual Youth Innovation Showcase, NEW Mentorship Program, Let's Innovate! podcast and our annual fitness fundraising + awareness campaign, Sweatin' For Science. 

The purpose of the Tech Leadership Committee is simple: Collaboration + Knowledge Sharing Across Industries 
The ecosystem; academia, industry and education/career-focused youth organizations are interdependent. We succeed in our communities, in our province+ territories and as a country when our youth are set up for success from the start and see value and opportunities when pursuing education + careers that excite them to not only sustain but continue to grow our region's economies. Let's start the conversations!

This is an open call for applications. 

  • Time commitment: Min 1.5h/qrtr 
  • The term of your appointment will be for one year beginning in November 2021.
  • Eligibility: open to:
    • Academic community
    • Science, Tech + Innovation industry
    • Executives/experts
    • Live in communities across BC + Yukon
    • Traditional + non-traditional industries
    • Disrupters who want to make a difference in how youth explore future career opportunities
Primary Goal:  
  • Meet quarterly (November, February, May, August)  - Currently Virtual
  • Discuss best practices, concerns, and industry insights to current and future opportunities in Science, Tech and Innovation in BC + Yukon
  • Identify current success models or concerns in access to opportunities for youth to pursue Science, Tech and Innovation  
  • Champion Science, Tech + Innovation opportunities in BC + Yukon
  • Support youth pursuits in Science, Tech + Innovation across BC + Yukon
  • Shape future programming + seek collaborative ways to support each other's initiatives, where appropriate.
  • Work to reduce/remove barriers for youth to access opportunities in BC + Yukon (financial, education, resources)
Secondary Opportunity with Science Fair Foundation BC:
  • Where interest/need exist, the opportunity to share your knowledge, connections and time by joining a sub-committee that will be determined (for example: Events; Strategy + Communications; Programming, Mentorship + Career- Prep and Networking + Revenue Development)
Perks May Include:
  • Opportunity; 'Let's Innovate!' podcast speaker
  • Opportunity; Science Fair and/or Youth Innovation Showcase judge 
  • Future program/workshop speaker/facilitator
  • Application to apply for Science Fair Foundation BC Board of Directors seat

Fundraise

2022 Sweatin' For Science | Space Edition Fitness FUNdraiser

Join us from May 1 to May 30, as we log our physical activity and collect kilometres on our virtual journey around BC and Yukon, raise funds + cheer on 2022 science fair participants across 13 regions.

The funds we raise help remove barriers, support science fair programming and ensure their sustainability for years to come. Setting the pace in the knowledge race for over 20 years as the Science Fair Fun Run, our annual fundraising event evolved in 2021 with a new name and more inclusive and expansive community reach, as Sweatin' For Science!

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Partner with Us

Over 35 years of science fair programming and advocacy across BC + Yukon, Science Fair Foundation BC is THE not-for-profit organization engrained in the public and private school system for science education. While science fairs are the backbone of our organization we have grown our programming offerings to include:

Youth Innovation Showcase

  • Annual innovation competition + education workshops
  • Youth aged 12-18 | Open to youth across BC + Yukon
  • Cash prizes
  • Live award show
  • Connecting youth with industry
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SFF BC Mentorship Program

Young scientists and innovators look to mentors for guidance when creating their projects, advice when problems arise and lean on their experience when understanding experiment results mean. Your sponsorship of the SFF BC Mentorship Program ensures sustainability, growth and advancement of technical offerings we're able to provide.

Our program seeks mentors in and is designed for students in:

  • elementary school
  • secondary school
  • Post-secondary undergrad

Interested in Being A Mentor or Engaging Your Team/Employees To Giveback?
While you don't need a background in science to be a mentor, some knowledge of scientific methods and concepts will help. Advanced students also benefit from technical knowledge, academic journal articles, and lab space and equipment. We've included below a list of resources to help as you guide a student through the scientific process, from start to finish.

We seek partners who are passionate about science and nurturing creativity and curiosity in youth. Interested in learning more? contact us for details.

Sponsorship Levels: Supporter | Advocate | Champion

Let's Innovate! Podcast

Bi-Monthly Podcast episodes where we speak to youth, industry and academia and meet STEAM thought leaders, to uncover the passion behind the great ideas and science, technology + innovation in current events.
  • Advertise
  • General Programs
  • Episodes + Series
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Sweatin' For Science

Join us from May 1 to May 30, as we log our physical activity and collect kilometres on our virtual journey around BC and Yukon, raise funds + cheer on 2022 science fair participants across 13 regions.
The funds we raise help remove barriers, support science fair programming and ensure their sustainability for years to come. Setting the pace in the knowledge race for over 20 years as the Science Fair Fun Run, our annual fundraising event evolved in 2021 with a new name and more inclusive and expansive community reach, as Sweatin' For Science!
  • What: 800+ Attendees | 13 Regions across BC + Yukon
  • Who: Industry, academia, science fair participants, general public
  • Format: Virtual - Self-directed + programmed content
Sponsorship opportunities include:
Presenting | Region | Gold | Silver | Academic | Bronze | Supporter
  • Swag
  • Prizes
  • Programming

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We love working with partners to create meaningful opportunities. Have ideas? let's talk. If we can make it happen, we will.

Have Questions? Contact:
abrownsmith@sciencefairs.ca
Alyssa Brownsmith
Strategic Partnership Manager