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About SFS

Sweatin' for Science (SFS) presented by AbCellera, is a 31 day, virtual fitness challenge. Participants from the corporate STEM community across BC + Yukon join and commit to “gettin’ their sweat on” while tracking their fitness activities, to raise awareness to + funding for increased access to science, technology and innovation education programs for youth, so all youth with a passion in STEM can have the opportunity to pursue their interests.


Why Are We Sweatin' for Science?

Sweatin’ for Science is a great way to team build while promoting health and wellness goals within your organization and give back to the community in support of youth.

Team Registration & What Is Included

Corporate team member registration, fitness tracking event app access, marketing profile, cool swag and charitable donation receipt. Contact us now for more information!

Don't have a corporate team, but want to take part? No problem, simply register and add yourself to the Science Fair Foundation Supporter Team.

Event Dates: May 1 - 31, 2023!

What Is the 2023 SFS Theme?
We love a good theme party, and each year, Sweatin' for Science launches with a new theme to inspire curiosity, fuel engagement, simply to have fun! SFS 2023 has us exploring the ideas that brought us today’s technology and opening the door to the possibilities of tomorrow!  
Join us on our journey with Sweatin' for Science | Sci-Fi to Reality! Exploring Innovation
Here are a few Sci-Fi technologies that became a reality:
1. Smartwatches. Smartwatches and other types of connected bracelets have been part of sci-fi for about as long as this genre's existence
2. Self-driving Cars. Back to the Future promised us flying cars by 2015.
3. Responsive Prosthetics 
4. Tablets and Smartphones
5. Artificial Intelligence - “Hey, Siri…”

Registration = Corporate Profile! Sweatin’ for Science
Your team registration includes a corporate profile throughout the campaign, team member participation and a charitable donation receipt.

2023 Sweatin’ for Science REGISTRATION is now OPEN and will soon become a reality! May 1-31, 2023 we’ll get our Sweat’ On, so hurry to register as our preferred rate of $30 per participant is still available!

Corporate Teams must “CREATE A TEAM” by clicking the button below.
Once a Team is created, your Team Lead is emailed a unique Promo Code allowing them to REGISTER for the SFS challenge and SIGN IN the virtual event app.

Not part of a corporate team? No problem! Simply register as AN INDIVIDUAL and join the Science Fair Foundation Supporters Team, by clicking the button below.

This year’s event app is new and improved. Delete any previous atlasGO event apps on your smart device and download the NEW version from IOS or Android.
Additional questions? Check out some of the most common Q&A here or contact us today!


Individual Registration before March 31, 2023 :  $30
Individual Registration April 1, 2023 onward :  $45

Building a Team

Join us virtually in your home community to work out your favourite way, and tally your time by logging your workout minutes into the SFS virtual event platform. Speak to your company's health and wellness or fun committee about putting in a team for 2023. More details to follow shortly on how to register.

Weekly Goal
We've set OUR goal of 2,023 activity hours over the course of the program. Now it's YOUR turn to set your goal! How about setting a “Personal Challenge Goal” of 5+ hours per week? This breaks down to less than 45 minutes of logged fitness activity per day!
Weekly Timed Goal Examples:
  • For the novice who wants to ‘get their steps in’ - Set a goal of 45 mins. of activity per day (5.25 hrs per week)
  • For the ‘Daily Sweat’r’ who wants to see your 45 and raise you … - Set a goal of 1-1.5 hrs of activity per day (7-10.5 hrs per week)
  • For those who eat challenges for breakfast - Set a goal of 12-15 hrs of activity per week)

Support Us

Seeking additional ways to support STEM in our community? Science Fair Foundation BC welcomes year round engagement through:

Together, let’s raise critical awareness and funds for youth STEM programs.

Sponsor Sweatin’ for Science

It's the collaborative spirit of our community partners that makes events like Sweatin' for Science possible. Interested to learn more about sponsorship opportunities, contact us today!
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Presenting Sponsor

About Our Presenting Sponsor, AbCellera

AbCellera is a technology company that searches, decodes, and analyzes natural immune systems to find antibodies that its partners can develop into drugs to prevent and treat disease.

AbCellera partners with drug developers of all sizes, from large pharmaceutical to small biotechnology companies, empowering them to move quickly, reduce costs, and tackle the toughest problems in drug development. For more information, please visit www.abcellera.com
Event Sponsors

Thank You 2022 SFS Sponsors & Participants!

Did you know that the largest object in the solar system is the Sun (also known as Sol), which has a mass of 1.988 x 1030 kg (2.191 x 1027 US tons) and a diameter of 1,391,016 km (864,337 mi).  

As a gesture of gratitude - we extend a “Sol” size THANK YOU to all the 2022 Sweatin’ for Science participants.  Without your commitment to one month of fun, fitness challenges, and peer-to-peer fundraising, we couldn’t have raised the funds we did that benefit youth programming + resources in the areas of science, technology and innovation. Your efforts will help level the playing field and create more equality for youth access to programming + resources.

Here’s an “out of this world” recap video of some of the awesome activities and events that took place during Science Fair Foundation BC’s Sweatin’ for Science 2022 - Presented by AbCellera:
2022 Sweatin’ for Science Recap Video


In case you missed our Award Show on May 31, 2022


2022 SFS Winners

Team Category | Furthest Distance

3rd place: Certificate of Recognition - Team Aspect
2nd place: Naming a Star - Genome BC
1st place: Soul Studio Fitness Package - AbCellera

Individuals Category | Furthest Distance

3rd place:  Certificate of Recognition + 2023 Registration

2nd place - Certificate of Recognition + 2023 Registration

1st place - $50 GC for the latest tech from Best Buy & Certificate of Recognition + 2023 Registration

Team Category | Top Fundraising

Prize: Naming a Star, Soul Studio Fitness Package and 50% off registration in 2023 for up to 25 registrants

Individual Category | Top Fundraising

Prize: Naming a Star, An Astronaut's Guide To Life On Earth by Chris Hadfield | Signed Copy, and complimentary 2023 registration

Frequently Asked Questions

Sweatin’ for Science is  committed to honouring physical distancing and protecting the well-being and safety of event participants, our donors, volunteers, staff, and supporters. To ensure your safety, all public health guidelines and recommendations will be observed during SFS events.
Registration opens February 2023 and the program runs May 1-31, 2023.
Registrations are included in corporate team packages. The number of registrations will vary depending on the size of your team. Contact a member of our sales team for more information Jhalinda@sciencefairs.ca

TEAM CATEGORIES: Gold Medal Team, Silver Medal Team, Bronze Medal Team Academic Achievement Team, Community Challenge
SFS 2023 takes place virtually in communities across BC & Yukon, but you can still take part even if you live outside of BC or Canada!
Sweatin’ for Science is organized and carried out by the team at Science Fair Foundation BC. Through the generous support of sponsors, like Presenting Sponsor, AbCellera, more funds are raised to support science, technology and innovation education programs for youth, so all youth with a passion in STEM can have the opportunity to pursue their interests.
The money raised helps support Science Fair Foundation BC’s STEM education, mentorship, financial aid programs made available for youth in BC and Yukon.  

SFS 2023 has us exploring the ideas that brought us today’s technology and opening the door to the possibilities of tomorrow! 

Join us on our journey with Sweatin' for Science | Sci-Fi to Reality! Exploring Innovation.

We’ve built out some resources to share with your team captain and colleagues. Info can be found here.
Activity tracking is time-based. Example, if you selected running, it would document the activity you did and the amount of time you worked out for
Not at all! We've set a goal of 5.25 hrs of timed activity a week per participant, but any little bit helps! With our handy atlasGO App tool that logs the duration of your activities, we think you'll find it's easy to hit that target!
Logging your activity into the atlasGO App is easy! Follow these steps below to get started:

Step 1: On the atlasGo App, tap on the GO icon which takes you to the Activities page
Step 2: Tap the Start an Activity button, which pulls up three options for tracking your activity progress.
Step 3: Select from the Activity List by scrolling down
Step 4: Input your activity information
Download the atlasGo event app here - available on iOS and Android
If you have any trouble joining the challenge, our atlasGo support team is here to help.
atlasGo syncs with Fitbit, Garmin, Strava and Apple Health. Only one account can be linked with your atlasGO account at a time. Activities from a second tech account (Fitbit, Garmin, Strava, Apple Health) will need to be added using the Manual Input option.
Contact atlasGO APP Support with your inquiry and they will help you update your account. You’ll need to REFRESH the APP to see your new goal once updates are complete.
Our Sweatin' for Science Event app function allows you to upload your photos to our exclusive event album to highlight your achievements and motivate others to get their sweat on! We also encourage you to tag us on Instagram with #sweatinforscience
SFS is awarding prizes for first, second and third place categories. Additional prize details will be updated soon.
For more information about sponsorship opportunities, please email alyssa@sweatinfor.science